Mathematics Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for people studying math at any level and professionals in related fields. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I admit, I am not great at Maths; I'm situated in one off the lowest Maths class for my year, partly due to myself losing focus last year. Though, I like maths, I really do. Especially since I do a lot of computer science with a focus on 3D (Matrix Maths). You have perhaps guessed that I am of a young age, well I'm one year off my AS year (American equivalent freshman year) and I would like to take Maths, mainly for computer science. Universities stipulate an A in maths to study computer science - hence my problem; I need to self-learn.

I will get the required Grades to get on the course (I hope), but it's the more advanced topics I feel will let me down. I am currently doing (Quadratics, unknown on both sides, solving equations and functions of equations).

Please, can anyone recommend beginner all the way through to advanced Maths/Algebra?

share|cite|improve this question
That looks perfect. – TheBlueCat Oct 14 '12 at 19:50
up vote 0 down vote accepted

For beginning algebra, I like Schaum's Algebra. Everything is concisely written and the book is loaded with problems. You should be able to pick up a copy for much less than \$10 US (it looks like used copies are going for less than \$1).

share|cite|improve this answer

Algebra by Gelfand I think is a really good book. You will love it! Another good book on algebra, at a higher level than Gelfand is "Higher Algebra" by Kurosh.

share|cite|improve this answer

Solutions of the Examples in Higher Algebra (LaTeX Edition) by Hall and Knight along with the textbook may be of immense help.

share|cite|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.