Hello everyone, I am starting to apply for grad schools and its become painfully apparent to me that I will require a strong knowledge of calculus. I did well at undergraduate without having to understand maths, only having to apply it in computer programs and in calculations. What I have found I now need is a strong maths knowledge where I will be prepared for higher level study and where I can derive equations etc. I also need to learn physics! I have: Spivak Calculus University Calculus (Hass, Weir, Thomas) University Physics (Sears and Zemanskys) I started the first chapter of Spivak and realise my algebra is not good enough ( I cant really remember much maths from high school) So before I can even use these books ill need to know the basics- what do I need?! ( i am going to self teach myself using books/internet etc). Do I need precalculus, and is elementary algebra part of this? Could someone please give me the progression of subjects I should start at and go through to get to Calculus? Thank you!!