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In summary, there is a debate between the effectiveness of David Cohen's and Lang's books for learning Precalculus. Cohen's book is said to be more application and computation-based, while Lang's focuses on a deeper understanding that prepares readers for Calculus. However, the advice is to not overthink and start learning now.

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The answer was given a long time ago. You are over thinking. Start learning now...

Serge Lang's Basic Mathematics is a foundational math textbook that covers topics such as algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. David Cohen's Precalculus is a more advanced textbook that builds upon the topics covered in Basic Mathematics and also includes topics such as limits, derivatives, and integrals.

Serge Lang's Basic Mathematics is generally considered to be better for beginners as it covers more basic topics and is easier to understand. However, it ultimately depends on the individual's learning style and needs.

Serge Lang's Basic Mathematics is known for being more rigorous and proof-based, while David Cohen's Precalculus is more focused on applications and problem-solving. However, both textbooks provide a solid foundation in mathematics.

Both Serge Lang's Basic Mathematics and David Cohen's Precalculus can be used as standalone resources, but it is recommended to use them in conjunction with other resources such as lectures, practice problems, and additional textbooks.

David Cohen's Precalculus is more commonly used in universities as it covers more advanced topics and is better suited for students pursuing degrees in math, science, or engineering. However, Serge Lang's Basic Mathematics may be used as a prerequisite for Precalculus in some universities.

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