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Do I need Serge Lang's Basic Mathematics? Is there anything that is covered in Lang that Allendoerfer and Oakley's books do not cover?

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Do I need Serge Lang's Basic Mathematics? Is there anything that is covered in Lang that Allendoerfer and Oakley's books do not cover?

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It looks to me as if Lang's book is for someone who basically does not know anything, or has forgotten it all, and Principles is for someone who has studied basic high school math and wants a more in depth look at some less traditional topics, like groups and complex numbers, and logic, and an introduction to analytic geometry and calculus, maybe also probability and statistics.

But I would answer your question "Do I need Lang?" as no, you just need to start working through one of the books you already have. Reading books is more important than owning them.

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