Hello. 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.