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High school books

  1. Oct 26, 2013 #1
    I am a high school student and I want to get the most rigorous math education available in algebra and geometry. I was thinking the SMSG books from yale univ, but that may be outdated (they use stuff like "truth sets"). How about this plan:
    Starting of with basic math by lang
    Algebra by gelfand
    Lang's geometry/kiselev geometry
    gelfand trigonometry
    Gelfand and sullivan's precalculus/"graphs and functions"
    Is this enough to give me the strongest, most rigorous background in algebra and geometry? Or should I consider the yale univ SMSG books as well? Thanks.
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  3. Oct 26, 2013 #2


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    You might want to consider Art of Problem Solving books. They are a very good choice for the strongest math students. Classes to go with them if you like, but not at all necessary.
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