Hello, I only post this here, since I can't post in the learning materials section of this page. I am going to begin studying physics in Europe in autumn. I know that I will learn a lot but I want to be really good and learn in the most efficient way. In order to achieve this I will have to use the best learning material. I know that physics is not mathematics but being able to calculate the consequences of a theory is crucial. As a consequence, being good at mathematics is a must. Right now my math is at high school level but I want to improve. Now I've got some questions: 1. Which topic of math shall I begin with? 2. Which calculus books are used at the top-physics-universities like MIT, Harvard, CalTech,...? I assume that they probably use the best learning material. 3. Which book is the best calculus book? (Right know I read Calculus by Spivak, but I don't know if it is the best calculus book for physicists.) 4. Which mechanics books are used at the top-physics-universities like MIT, Harvard, CalTech,...? 5. Which books are good for studying mechanics? It would be very cool if you answered questions 2 and 4 since I think it is quite good if you use the same learning material as the best universities. P.S.: Please excuse my English but I am no native English Speaker.