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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hello Everyone,

I am finishing up my first year in university and over the year I noticed that I really enjoy doing Chemistry. This is different from my one year ago in grade 12 where I hated chemistry and just wanted to get over it. I have no idea why I suddenly start liking it, although it might have to do with the fact that I am able to understand it a bit better and have actually set aside the ideology that it (Chemistry) is just another course for me.

I have made my mind that I will study Biotechnology, and so I will need both Molecular Bio courses and chemistry courses.

What I noticed was that chemistry does have quite a bit of a connection to math especially Calculus. I am currently taking a university Calculus course but find that I did have some troubles with certain concepts - which caused me to have some trouble understanding chemistry principles and theories.

Well anyways, to the point. I decided that I would like to understand and master mathematics during the summer. Since I will have four months off I wanted to restudy most of my mathematics knowledge and try to do what I did not do when I was younger - that is to fully understand and try to master the theorems, and concepts in mathematics.

So I was wondering if you could all suggest on where to begin. If there were some good books to use for this. I will also be doing an introductory physics course over the summer so it will also compliment this nicely.

P.S.

I know some of you might say that this is not necessary and all, but I would really like to do this. I want to actually do this so that I can prove to myself that I am capable of mastering or semi-mastering mathematics.

BTW, can someone tell me how someone would know if they mastered a topic or not? Is it being able to fully understand and grasp a concept - in terms of mathematics being able to answer any form of a question. Or is it something else?

I am finishing up my first year in university and over the year I noticed that I really enjoy doing Chemistry. This is different from my one year ago in grade 12 where I hated chemistry and just wanted to get over it. I have no idea why I suddenly start liking it, although it might have to do with the fact that I am able to understand it a bit better and have actually set aside the ideology that it (Chemistry) is just another course for me.

I have made my mind that I will study Biotechnology, and so I will need both Molecular Bio courses and chemistry courses.

What I noticed was that chemistry does have quite a bit of a connection to math especially Calculus. I am currently taking a university Calculus course but find that I did have some troubles with certain concepts - which caused me to have some trouble understanding chemistry principles and theories.

Well anyways, to the point. I decided that I would like to understand and master mathematics during the summer. Since I will have four months off I wanted to restudy most of my mathematics knowledge and try to do what I did not do when I was younger - that is to fully understand and try to master the theorems, and concepts in mathematics.

So I was wondering if you could all suggest on where to begin. If there were some good books to use for this. I will also be doing an introductory physics course over the summer so it will also compliment this nicely.

P.S.

I know some of you might say that this is not necessary and all, but I would really like to do this. I want to actually do this so that I can prove to myself that I am capable of mastering or semi-mastering mathematics.

BTW, can someone tell me how someone would know if they mastered a topic or not? Is it being able to fully understand and grasp a concept - in terms of mathematics being able to answer any form of a question. Or is it something else?