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The math is of course related to physics, I mean the maths that a physics student must know.

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In summary, the recommended math textbooks are Schaum's Outlines Mathematical Handbook of Formulas and Tables, Calculus 1,2,3, Physics 1,2,3, and Astronomy from OpenStax, and Arfken and Weber Mathematical Physics and Boas: Mathematical Physics from Amazon.

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The math is of course related to physics, I mean the maths that a physics student must know.

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/1260010538/?tag=pfamazon01-20

Next, there are several good free books at openstax.org for first year college:

- Calculus 1,2,3

- Physics 1,2,3

- Astronomy

There are several high school math in case you want to explore what you missed:

- Pre Algebra, Algebra

- Algebra and Trignometry

- Statistics

strangely no Geometry book though.

https://openstax.org/subjects/math

https://openstax.org/subjects/science

Lastly, would be one or these books:

- Arfken and Weber Mathematical Physics

https://www.amazon.com/dp/9381269556/?tag=pfamazon01-20

- Boas: Mathematical Physics

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0471198269/?tag=pfamazon01-20

- Nearing: Mathematical Tools for Physics

http://www.physics.miami.edu/~nearing/mathmethods/

- Precalculus

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Hello there, thanks for the recommendations. Going to dig those. I had just finished my calculus book (I used Calculus and its applications 11th edition), but it was not that good. It doesn't cover some important topics and the problems are too elementary, not to mention the lack of varieties in the problems, plus the mistakes in the answer key at the back of the book. I somehow have the boas one that you recommend.jedishrfu said:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1260010538/?tag=pfamazon01-20

Next, there are several good free books at openstax.org for first year college:

- Calculus 1,2,3

- Physics 1,2,3

- Astronomy

There are several high school math in case you want to explore what you missed:

- Pre Algebra, Algebra

- Algebra and Trignometry

- Statistics

strangely no Geometry book though.

https://openstax.org/subjects/math

https://openstax.org/subjects/science

Lastly, would be one or these books:

- Arfken and Weber Mathematical Physics

https://www.amazon.com/dp/9381269556/?tag=pfamazon01-20

- Boas: Mathematical Physics

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0471198269/?tag=pfamazon01-20

- Nearing: Mathematical Tools for Physics

http://www.physics.miami.edu/~nearing/mathmethods/

- Precalculus

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jedishrfu

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integral_House

The author was Prof James Stewart (not the more famous actor of the same name). His most well-known book was

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EnricoHendro

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The authors are Bittinger, Ellenbogen, and Surgent. Have you seen this book?jedishrfu said:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integral_House

The author was Prof James Stewart (not the more famous actor of the same name). His most well-known book wasCalculus: Early Transcendentals published in 1995.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N5UWPFY/?tag=pfamazon01-20

Math textbooks for physics students typically cover topics such as calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, vector calculus, and complex analysis. These topics are essential for understanding and solving mathematical problems in physics.

Yes, there are many recommended math textbooks for physics students, including "Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering" by K.F. Riley, M.P. Hobson, and S.J. Bence, "Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences" by Mary L. Boas, and "Mathematical Methods for Physicists" by George B. Arfken and Hans J. Weber. It is best to consult with your professor or academic advisor for specific recommendations.

Math textbooks for physics students often have a stronger focus on applying mathematical concepts to solve problems in physics rather than just teaching theoretical concepts. They may also include more physics-specific examples and exercises.

Yes, there are many online resources available for math textbooks for physics students, such as video lectures, practice problems, and interactive simulations. Some popular websites include Khan Academy, MIT OpenCourseWare, and Coursera.

To make the most of your math textbook for physics, it is important to actively engage with the material. This can include taking notes, practicing problems, and seeking help from your professor or peers when needed. It may also be helpful to supplement your textbook with online resources or additional practice problems.

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