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Other Math book with problems (to use with Lang-Basic Mathematics)

  1. Feb 23, 2017 #1
    I need book with examples(and the solutions) that will help me to practice the things I learn from Serge Lang-Basic Mathematics. I don't know how exactly these are called in English. Workbooks?

    It's not necessary to be book only with problems, it can be something like this one but with more examples.
    Solutions are very important for me because I am self studying.

    Here is the book index:
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  3. Feb 24, 2017 #2


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    For worked out examples and exercises with answers, I have always been a big fan of the Schaum's Outline series. Unfortunately, it may take a lot of those to cover all the topics in the Serge Lang book. You can go to Amazon and see many applicable Schaum's Outline books. I don't know which would fit your needs best. Maybe Schaum's Outline Precalculus would be good.
  4. Feb 24, 2017 #3
    These look really good, considering the amount of positive reviews in Amazon, the topics it covers and that you are recommending it.
    I will probably buy the one about precalculus and something about trigonometry, and something about geometry... The prices are very reasonable, I was expecting something expensive... The shipping will cost me more than the actual books. LOL.

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  5. Mar 18, 2017 #4
    If you want a workbook of problems, maybe buy a typical Pre-Calculus textbook? I found David Cohen: Pre-Calculus: A Problem Solving Approach, has very interesting end of chapter questions. Read Basic Mathematics, and work extra problems from Cohen?
  6. Mar 18, 2017 #5
    That book has everything from "Addition of integers" to "Addition of complex numbers". It would be good idea to tell what exactly you are studying ?
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  7. Mar 18, 2017 #6
    Sorry that I didn't made it clear.
    I want something that will give me enough problems to solve so I will be ready to move from Lang's "Basic mathematics" and I.M. Gelfand - "Trigonometry" to something more advanced because I am getting closer to the part of my Physics book where I will need Calculus.

    I have Schaum's Outline of Precalculus by Fred Safier (the one suggested above) and it seem to cover the topics in which I'm interested. So, Precalculus books should be what I ask for.

    I already have book only with problems but it will be good to have something like the one @MidgetDwarf suggested, I mean book with more explanation. I will appreciate more suggestions like that, because I wouldn't be able to buy anything this month(Short story: Friend from EU buys me the books).

    Thanks for the replies.
  8. Mar 19, 2017 #7

    W. Michael Kelley books are perfect for this purpose. They are really good.

    The Humongous Book of Algebra Problems - https://www.amazon.com/Humongous-Book-Algebra-Problems/dp/1592577229
    The Humongous Book of Trigonometry Problems - https://www.amazon.com/Humongous-Book-Trigonometry-Problems
    The Humongous Book of Geometry Problems - https://www.amazon.com/Humongous-Book-Geometry-Problems/dp/1592578640
    The Humongous Book of Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Problems - https://www.amazon.com/Humongous-Book-Basic-Pre-Algebra-Problems/dp/1615640835
    The Humongous Book of Calculus Problems - https://www.amazon.com/Humongous-Book-Calculus-Problems/dp/1592575129/
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  9. Mar 19, 2017 #8
    You have a very solid Trig book with Gelfand. I would definitely look into David Cohen. Buy an older edition. I have seen the 4th,5th,and 6th edition of the book.

    I can upload pictures of some problems, to see if the book interest you.
  10. Mar 20, 2017 #9
    Second link is broken.
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  11. Mar 20, 2017 #10
    I'll definitely look for older edition...
    I've seen the "Contents" of the book, a picture from Chapter 5 and 7 would be good.
    Thanks in advance!
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