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Good Algebra books for young physicit

  1. Jun 25, 2013 #1
    Hello everyone,
    I am 17 years old now and my ambition for the future is to become a theoratical physicit .Many people including my family members told me it is very hard and need high level math and physic skills .
    Thus,I have decided to improve my math skills at home and not only depend on the school to get my education because I noticed that it is not enough. I read some articals in the net about the steps to be a physicit and I found that the first step is to master math and the first broad part of math you need to study is Algebra ,I have search in the internet for good ALgebra books but appearantly they all look like books for those who have forgot a great deal of math (or maybe I didn't search well I won't lie) so I really need help to find algebra books that help me in my physic journey .
    Thank in advance .
     
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  4. Jun 25, 2013 #3

    verty

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    I would buy this one used for not too much money, it looks very comprehensive and not simplified:

    Cynthia Young - College Algebra

    I know you aren't in college but that shouldn't matter; this book will cover everything you need to know from algebra until you learn subjects like calculus or linear algebra.

    What I particularly like (I'll edit this sentence) is that it reaches beyond the standard topics to include things from college math that follow on from what one typically learns in school, for example absolute value inequalities which may not receive much attention in school but are used in analysis. I see it also has review questions and a practice test.

    The use of colour may be distracting but the topics are good.
     
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  5. Jun 29, 2013 #4
    thank you but I need more help please your forum supposed to be the best
     
  6. Jun 30, 2013 #5

    verty

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    What country are you in? Do you like the two books recommended so far?
     
  7. Jul 13, 2013 #6
    I am from ALgeria .One of the books I could not download it for free and now I am using my school math book to improve my math skills thats it
     
  8. Jul 16, 2013 #7
    Don't use your math book it's horrible
     
  9. Jul 19, 2013 #8
    No actually it's activities really did helped me alot don't underestimate it .
     
  10. Jul 19, 2013 #9
    No it's just a plug and chug book It teaches you the operation not the meaning behind thing and it's very inefficient at doing so look for any english textbook the diffrence is obviously giangantic.
     
  11. Jul 19, 2013 #10

    verty

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    Plug and chug is fine for algebra, that's all you need to know. You'll be using it all later and learning more about it then.

    For example, everyone knows how to divide but who can remember what the Chinese remainder theorem says?
     
  12. Jul 20, 2013 #11
    Infact there are pages in the book which teaches you the meaning behind this like you said but it's just that yhe teachers don't use them with us, I noticed that the book is fine but the teachers are not well using it with the students . Plus they really inhance it, ots not like the old books . Whatever my goal is not to convince you, where can I get this english textbook ?
     
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