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As the title suggests I want to improve my math skills and I'd highly appreciate if some of you could recommend me some books and in general tell me which areas I should focus on.

I feel that my current math skills are rather superficial( I'm an economics student....^^), although I've covered calculus and linear algebra in my studies, I feel that I don't have a deep understanding of those areas at all, basically what we did was just take derivatives, do integrals or form matrix inverses, but never really solve problems.

I'd like to improve my math skills for several reasons, first of all I find math really interesting and important, I highly envy people who have really mastered math and can apply it to a lot of areas in life. Second, I'm interested in physics and want to study it in my spare time. I'm really interested in astronomy and would like to be able to read rather advanced material later on. I know that this will take me a lot of years to get there, since I can't spend as much time on learning physics as I'd like to, but hopefully I will one day get there. And last, but probably the most important reason, is that I will need really good quantitative skills for the master's degree that I plan to take. I have a little more than a year to get my math skills to a respectable level and I'm willing to invest 1-1.5 hrs per day.

So how do I best approach this? I think my current math level is comparable to that of a good math student coming out of highschool. I figured that I'd start with a good calculus book that you can use as a self-study book and a calculus based physics textbook. Do any of you have some book recommendations? And in which order should I tackle linear algebra, differential equations and stochastic calculus( contrary to my math skills, I feel that I have a solid foundation in probability theory and statistics)?

Best regards