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March 16th, 2016, 10:13 AM   #1
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Textbook suggestions and math order

Hi,

Throughout high school and into college I completed up to calculus, at which time I got a B but in all honesty didn't deserve it. It's now several years later and I'd like to teach myself math but am not sure what order I should go in. Meaning, I would like to start over with complicated algebra, geometry, calculus, and beyond but do so in a way that naturally builds rather than leading to massive confusion.

I've learned a lot from Kahn Academy and enjoy it but I'm looking for specific textbook suggestions and the order I should go in. Recently I bought Mathematics for the Nonmathematician and Calculus: An Intuitive and Physical Approach but I'm thinking they may be too hard where I don't have enough background knowledge.

If anyone has any suggestions, including specific textbooks or authors, I'd really appreciate it. I prefer to buy old editions of books to save a lot of money also. Or, if anyone just has the order one should learn mathematics in I'd also appreciate that.

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Chris
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March 16th, 2016, 01:04 PM   #2
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I don't think order will be less important to you as you already have some maths.
You will be able to follow revision and new stuff at the appropriate level and jump about to catch up on things you may have missed or not seen before.

If you can get hold of Ancillary Mathematics by Massey it is a wealth of applicable maths moderate level.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ancillary-Ma...ematics+massey

Also look at

Mathematics recovered by Rosen

Amazon.co.uk: mathematics recovered rosen: Books

Both would serve you well for home/self study
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Thanks so much!
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