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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hello all. I'm going to be entering my second year of college in the fall. I have a deep love for math and physics and I have decided to major in Mathematics. However I have a very limited background in mathematics. I will be starting Pre-Calc this upcoming semester and I am trying to hit the math books hard this summer. I am 100% committed to my goal of succeeding in mathematics and I am willing to do whatever it takes. However I could use some guidance as to what areas and textbooks I should be studying on my own.

Here is what I already have:

Precalculus by Bittinger/Penna/Beecher 2nd Ed

Introductory Analysis by Dolciani

College Alg. & Trig A Functions Apprch. by Keedy/Bittinger

I also have a number of books from the 70's and 80's with titles like "Elementary Functions" or "Fundamentals of PreCalc Mathematical Analysis"

Trig by Larson/Hostetler 3rd Ed

Trig by Lial/Hornsby/Schneider

Finney, Thomas 7th Ed

Swokowski, Olinick, Pence 6th Ed.

Larson,Hostetler, Edwards 2nd Ed

Stewart 2nd Ed.

Loomis 3rd Ed.

Courant Diff & Integ Vol 1

Spivak 3rd Ed

I also have "How to Prove it", "The Nuts and Bolts of Proofs", How to Read and Do Proofs, and the older book "The Principles of Mathematics" by Allendorfur and Oakley.

On top of these titles I have books which I figured I would need down the road like books on Mathematical Logic, Symbolic Logic and practically every Dover book a beggining math major could want.

I need someone with experience to guide me in what to study when, which book to use, which concepts to study the most etc. You know, set me on the right path? Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Here is what I already have:

**Precalc**Precalculus by Bittinger/Penna/Beecher 2nd Ed

Introductory Analysis by Dolciani

College Alg. & Trig A Functions Apprch. by Keedy/Bittinger

I also have a number of books from the 70's and 80's with titles like "Elementary Functions" or "Fundamentals of PreCalc Mathematical Analysis"

**Trig**Trig by Larson/Hostetler 3rd Ed

Trig by Lial/Hornsby/Schneider

**Calculus**Finney, Thomas 7th Ed

Swokowski, Olinick, Pence 6th Ed.

Larson,Hostetler, Edwards 2nd Ed

Stewart 2nd Ed.

Loomis 3rd Ed.

Courant Diff & Integ Vol 1

Spivak 3rd Ed

I also have "How to Prove it", "The Nuts and Bolts of Proofs", How to Read and Do Proofs, and the older book "The Principles of Mathematics" by Allendorfur and Oakley.

On top of these titles I have books which I figured I would need down the road like books on Mathematical Logic, Symbolic Logic and practically every Dover book a beggining math major could want.

I need someone with experience to guide me in what to study when, which book to use, which concepts to study the most etc. You know, set me on the right path? Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.