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I'm partaking in a PT Astronomy degree and I'm curious about self-teaching myself maths for Physics/Astrophysics. I'm currently working through the Foundation section in Stroud's Engineering Mathematics. I am of course familiar with the usual recommendations of Riley's and Boas's Mathematical Methods textbooks, but what would be the most ideal way to study the topics in terms of order?

The reason I ask is that I want to understand the topics as thoroughly as I can, rather than just have a big book containing everything. Preferably books that as I'm working through the Riley and/or Boas textbooks I can have books that just deal with those topics in a much deeper way. I'm also looking for the resources to practice questions on each topics as much as I can to cement what I learn - Mainly Applied , but also interested in Pure. Just a well rounded knowledge as a whole.

Even though my level will be Pre-Calculus, so I'll be looking for textbooks starting at basic Calculus, it would also be quite cool to own a few books on the topics pre-calculus to learn about the basic topics in more depth and to help me become totally fluent.

Thanks in advance :)