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  1. Sep 13, 2010 #1
    I came across this site while doing some algebra searching and I hope this is the right place to post my question, but if not then please move or delete my post.

    Q: I would like to take some online math classes and would like to hear if you have any recommendations.

    My background is this; It has been 20 years since my last math class (back when I was doing my EE degree), and since then I have been working as software developer but unfortunately haven’t really used much math in all that time (other than some very basics).

    Recently I have gotten interested in learning the 3D world of programming, so to get started I purchased a book called ‘3D Math Primer for Graphics and Game Development”, and although it should explain the very basic math requried for 3D programming, it is to advanced for me, and it quickly made me realize how much I had forgotten.
    So, I decided to get back to basics and purchased “Algebra Demystified” worked my way through the book in a couple of month (I can only get a little bit of time in the evenings), and I then continued on to ‘College Algebra Demystified” and I am about 1/3 through that book.
    Once I’m done I would like to continue with Linear Algebra and Trigonometry (seems to be mainly what is used for 3D programming), so I’m looking either for some good books for self study or some online classes. The problem is that I can only spend about ½-1 hour a day in the evening, so taking a class at the local college is not really an option for me at the moment.
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  3. Sep 13, 2010 #2
    Check out http://www.khanacademy.org/" [Broken]. It has everything from basic arithmetic through calculus, differential equations, and linear algebra.

    For more advanced topics, take a look at http://www.infocobuild.com/education/audio-video-courses/mathematics/mathematics.html" [Broken] of online college-level math courses.
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  4. Sep 14, 2010 #3
    try http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm you might find it useful,, it's open course ware not an online college
  5. Sep 14, 2010 #4
    Thank you for the reply. I quickly checked out both Khan and OCW, and OCW seems to advanced for me at the moment, but it is saved in Favorites for later.

  6. Sep 16, 2010 #5
    I recommend this
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