Hi I am using these books: Schaums outlines of college algebra Schaums introduction to calculus Schaums basic maths with applications to math and science.. I want to learn algebra 1 and 2, and calculus.. but are these books not good enough? what would be a better alternative? everyone says schaums outlines only covers the basics and is good for practice. I have seen many of the threads so apologies if you have answered before, but I feel like there might be better books out there? If so is it possible to know good books for algebra 1, 2 and calculus 1. For someon who wants to go to uni to study electronics or computer science.. My personal opinioin is the books are excellent to learn the fundamental but my math is extremely poor so I dont know whether I can judge(got a B in GCSE (pre algebra and basic trig) got a B in AS mathematics (algebra, binomial theorem, quadratic equations, basic differentiation and integration w.o trig, volume of revolution (finding 3d shapes voluem through integration) and some other basic stuff) and A C in A2 (basic 3d vectors, complex numbers, polynomial theory, differential equations of one and two variables, integration of trig functions partial fractions, circle theory, the A2 marks are 50 percent composed of our AS marks, so one can see that I completely flunked A2 -_-) we had basic mechanics (1 and 2d motion, force, ke and stuff, integration and differenritation with motion problems) and probablility and statistics. I did my as and A2 kind of rushed in one year and never felt like I learned anything! I did not attend most classes but somehow managed to learn some of it. What do I do? I have so many gaps in my knowledge..I know some advanced stuff, but much of the basics I dont..there are holes. I really loved some of the topics so I know I should be able to do better. We only learned through doing past papers in my school, so I am essentially a parrot who deploys algorithms (based on past experience) when solving questions..I did hundreds of past year papers but still feel like I learned nothing. So I am really looking forward to any suggestions to my problem, I already decided that Ive not learned anything and will start from scratch again. Which books are thourough and rigourous for Algebra 1, 2 and calculus 1 AND trigonometry if possible? Thank you.