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I'm taking both in the fall, what should I review over the summer to prep up for this?

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I'm taking both in the fall, what should I review over the summer to prep up for this?

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Calculus II for Calculus III

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Be sure to be acquainted with proofs before you embark in algebra. It'll make your life a whole lot easier!

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Be sure to be acquainted with proofs before you embark in algebra. It'll make your life a whole lot easier!

Agreed. At my school, the Algebra sequence is probably the toughest sequence we have, and some of the professor that teach it will take no prisoners when it comes to level they expect you to perform.

So from my perspective, I personally think you are better off starting your "Junior Level" math course with something like Modern Geometry, Junior level Linear Algebra or even Elementary Number Theory. Usually, these three will serve as a nice bridge between computational math and abstract, proof based math.

Of course, in your school, Number Theory or LA or even Modern Geo maybe be deadly classes and Algebra may be taken more lightly! So it really depends. I would definitely look over your Elementary Linear Algebra book (you know the freshman/sophomore level LA), and practice some of the "Proof" problems. That should get you started on thinking more abstractly.

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It is a very good recommendation from micromass to make sure you are comfortable with proofs.

If that is covered, pick up a copy of**Pinter**:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0486474178/?tag=pfamazon01-20

It is cheap, an easy read, and will introduce you to the basic concepts of algebra.

You can glance through**Marsden**'s free Calc III book to get an idea of what that will be like.

http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/details.php?ebook=1564

If that is covered, pick up a copy of

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0486474178/?tag=pfamazon01-20

It is cheap, an easy read, and will introduce you to the basic concepts of algebra.

You can glance through

http://www.e-booksdirectory.com/details.php?ebook=1564

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