"college algebra" vs "intermediate albegra"??? I'm finishing up a book on Algebra 1, it pretty much ends with quadratic equations and applications. As fas as what to study next, is there any major difference between "college" algebra and "intermediate" algebra? The book I have on college algebra looks like it mainly deals with graphing. Should I get an intermediate algebra book? My goal is to school myself up to a pre-calc level. Thanks.