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I am a college freshman.

All the sudden I understood that school taught me fragments of mathematics, not the whole thing. Different low-grade teachers that would teach us to solve a lot of simple problems fast for tests like SAT instead of learning mathematics.

I want to become a physicist.

There is a problem.

I know fragments of calculus, algebra and trigonometry. As I read into calculus textbook I understood that.

I want you to suggest me a good textbook that would cover all the necessery subjects of mathematics from Algebra to Calculus. (not useless stuff like solving quadratic equations by so-called factoring)

Also the separation onto Algebra I, ALgebra II,Trigonometry,and calculus exists only for educators, but I am certain that it CONTRIBUTED to the problem of fragmental knowledge of mathematics. I come to a new level and I am tought stuff but when we reach the end, we run out of time. Then I go to a higher level of mathematics an I am missing some basic knowledge. And so on it went,'till I got all my credits and realized that high school is a big waste of time.

Since I am not the greatest mathematitian I would like to have a textbook where everything is written in a form of 'identity' or " this equates to this " form.

This is the way I noticed that I learn well.

I simply don't know where to begin with.

If you are an educator, please take note of what I am saying as this may be a problem with some of your students.

Thank you.

Have a great day.

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