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Book reviews and recommendations

  1. May 28, 2008 #1
    Well it’s my first post here so I guess I can start out by saying hello. *wave*

    As the title implies, I am looking for recommendations on books regarding math (although sciences, physics, and any other books to help farther my education would be a great help as well). The thing is, I am enrolling in collage for the 2009 school year for my bachelors in Computer Science and I really don't want to spend the beginning year taking courses I should of, or did take during my high school days. So from now tell when I begin classes I am going to be spending my spare time self teaching the basics from where I left off to as advanced as I can manage in the time frame.

    The last math course I was in was about two years ago, and it was a high school Algebra II class. The public school systems in this area is not the greatest, and it’s been some time so I will be looking for books aimed at below average Algebra II knowledge and above. Hopefully some centered on people trying to self teach themselves math. As for science I have no idea where to start because in all honesty I can’t remember the last science course I was in, and for physics I most likely shouldn’t even bother tell I have a great understanding on mathematics. So science and physics are not awfully high on my priority list at the moment.

    Sorry that I can’t narrow in more on topics I need material on, and that’s mainly due to the fact I need to learn nearly everything, not just a single topic haha.

    As always, any replies would be greatly appreciated.

    EDIT: Err well I feel smart now, didn't even see the book review section haha. I guess glancing over the search result screen wasn't a very thorough search now was it.

    Another edit, seems emsidis fulfills my request in a few posts under mine... once again, I feel smart :blushing:
    Last edited: May 28, 2008
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    read my thread who wants to be a mathematician, where i and others give detailed book recommendations at all levels.
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