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In which order should I study the following?

by cesaruelas
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cesaruelas
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Sep30-11, 08:01 PM
P: 53
Ok so I got hold of a good amount of schaum series books that I would like to study.
The most advanced topic in math I know so far is basic differential and integral calculus and I can deal rather good with calculus-based introductory courses in physics (newtonian mechanics).

The books are:
advanced algebra
abstract algebra
modern algebra
fourier analysis
vector analysis
astronomy (algebra-based intro)
advanced calculus
differential equations
electromagnetism
statistics
applied physics (algebra-based intro)
analytic geometry
geometry
college mathematics
theoretical mechanics
probability and statistics
General topology
complex variable
real variable

In which order would you suggest that I study them? Also, if anyone would like one of this books I could send them to you or upload them here (I don't know if that's possible). Some of them are in spanish, though so, yeah...
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deluks917
#2
Sep30-11, 08:35 PM
P: 367
I don't want to be a downer but I don't think its a good idea to get your whole education from the Schuams outline series. Though some of them are good.
cesaruelas
#3
Sep30-11, 08:39 PM
P: 53
Quote Quote by deluks917 View Post
I don't want to be a downer but I don't think its a good idea to get your whole education from the Schuams outline series. Though some of them are good.
I agree with you, I will be using those on topics I already know as review material and the ones I don't know as an introduction, for I am going to take most of these topics later on in college anyway. Thanks for your reply!

Anonymous217
#4
Oct1-11, 02:57 AM
P: 352
In which order should I study the following?

Not exactly sure what many of these course titles even mean, or what their pre-reqs are.. But I tried splitting it up as best as I could off their vague titles. I split it into 3 tiers where you could (probably) learn anything within the same tier at the same time. But the order in my listing still does matter a bit. Namely, taking real analysis should be before complex analysis, etc.

I did it out of boredom (took like 5 minutes) and my general inclination to classify things. Also, I strongly agree. You probably won't get much (even an intro) out of learning these online unless you are extremely rigorous and dedicated; this means doing actual problems rather than some passive learning experience.

Tier 1:
modern algebra [is this middle school algebra, or another name for abstract algebra?]
advanced algebra [is this just more middle school algebra?]
geometry [high school geometry? not sure on this one either]

Tier 2:
astronomy (algebra-based intro)
electromagnetism
statistics
applied physics (algebra-based intro)
probability and statistics

college mathematics [what is this..?]
advanced calculus
differential equations

Tier 3:
theoretical mechanics

vector analysis [I assume this is (mainly) linear algebra?]
real variable [I assume this is real analysis?]
abstract algebra
complex variable [I assume this is complex analysis?]
fourier analysis
General topology
analytic geometry [uh.. I would have some relation to arithmetic/algebraic geometry]


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