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Pre- calculus and calculus practice questions

I'll be taking pre-calculus this fall, and I am wondering if anyone on here can recommend a good problem solving workbook with lots of questions for practice.Also,any ideas for calculus I and calculus ...
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Websites for math tests/quizzes

Next semester I'm taking calculus at college and I was looking for websites that have quizzes/test for things like trigonometry, trig formulas, pre-calculus, calculus readiness, etc. so I can get ...
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What would be a good book to self study basic algebra?

I am asking about basic algebra so that I can tie it into learning about number theory and set theory. before I tackle Geometry, and College Algebra/Analytical Geometry. I will top it off with ...
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Pre College Mathematics

During my school days I was a very keen student of mathematics. But circumstances led me to opt for commerce at the college level. Now I wish to continue learning mathematics on a self study basis. ...
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learn math, again

I am an international student. I am going to apply for a MA program in economics but before doing that, I want to refresh all my math knowledge. I have to take the GRE so I need to re-learn ...
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Teaching School Algebra via Programming

It seems that there are ideas to teach school algebra (i.e. using variables, working with algebraic expressions and solving equations) via computer programming. I need a book or a collection of ...
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Need an algebra book

Since my last question was too general,I decided to delete it and write this one. The topics it must constain: linear equations linear inequalities graphing and analyzing linear functions systems ...
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Pre-College Maths Textbooks

I am a high school student searching for some mathematics books covering material all the way up to, but not including, college level mathematics. I have already read Gelfand's books and Lang's Basic ...
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Good books for building number/math intuition

I'm wondering if there are some good book/textbooks that were designed with algebraic logic in mind (ie. building intuition rather than rote learning). As an example of what I mean, consider this ...
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Reference? filler: IRS, Rhind Papyrus, High-school algebra

I believe something like this was included as a filler in one of the MAA journals many years ago. I am searching for the exact reference (for the filler, or an earlier source). Someone dies, and ...
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What is a good book on basic high school math (algebra, geometry, trig etc.)?

What is a good book on basic high school math (algebra, geometry, trig etc.)? I want a book that presents mathematics in a rigorous manner and with emphasis on creativity rather than memorization. If ...
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Elementary/Intermediate Algebra book with proofs

I am looking for an elementary or Intermediate Algebra book which has proofs. I would like book to present proofs for statements like If $P(x)$ is a polynomial of degree n then will have exactly ...
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Is there an elementary introduction to higher order functions?

I am teaching a pre-calculus course (using the textbook by Michael Sullivan if it helps), and I realized that higher order functions seem to show up in with some frequency in pre-calculus and ...
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Which textbook should I study?

I want to study calculus, but I should study highschool math first. Chepters like functions and inequalities. Wording, expression and description in Thomas' calculus and Anton Bivens Davis' early ...
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Algebra Textbook

Perhaps this questions was asked already, but I browsed through other threads and couldn't find exactly what I am looking for. I am looking for an Algebra Textbook (high-school/undergrad level) that ...
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Calculus books And some advice [closed]

I am a calculus beginner. I want a book to start with. I also want some advice before I start.
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Mathematica code as reference?

I am preparing a paper wherethere are a lot of algebraic simplifications needed. One of them takes 3 pages to get the result. Instead of consuming all the pages can I cite a mathematica code which is ...
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Book for pre-calculus, linear algebra, and calculus [closed]

I am from Spain! I want a book for studying linear algebra, all of precalculus and calculus for next year. I need something easy and complex. I don't understand much Spivak calculus. Gracias !
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Where to relearn algebra?

I need a recommendation for a book for relearning basic algebra and re-understanding concepts like logarithms ans so on...any recommendation?In the past I've used Basic mathematics By serge lang ,I ...
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Self-teaching myself math from pre-calc and beyond.

Going to be starting grade 12 (pre-calculus) shortly and looking to get ahead. I would like to try some more rigorous stuff on my own and have a couple questions. Ideally I would like to be prepared ...
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General Algebra Question

Are there any websites that provide online help related to studying algebra. Because I am really confused about it. If someone has used some website with great results, then do let me know. It will be ...
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What is the solution of the following equation?

Here is the equation: $${n\over x} + {\sum_{i=1}^{n-1} {nx \over {( \lambda_i +x)\lambda_i}}} =0$$ for $\lambda_i>0, n>0$ and they are known. I guess it has a reference solution, of which I ...
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Relearning from the basics to Calculus and beyond.

Assume someone has very limited knowledge of math. (low level high school, 5-6 years ago) How would they learn from the basics of algebra, geometry and trigonometry to a solid foundation for calculus ...
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Find area bounded by two unequal chords and an arc in a disc

Math people: This question is a generalization of the one I posed at Find area bounded by two chords and an arc in a disc . Below is an image of a unit circle with center $O$. $\theta_1, \theta_2 ...
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Being ready to study calculus

Some background: I have a degree in computer science, but the math was limited and this was 10 years ago. High school was way before that. A year ago I relearnt algebra (factoring, solving linear ...
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Calculus book recommendations (for complete beginner)

Well I have not started calculus yet but I am really keen to. I would love if you suggest some books. Points to be noted: I really don't like the way textbooks are written so please no "textbooks" ...
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Filling the gap in knowledge of algebra

Recently, I realize that my inability to solve problems, sometimes, is because I have gaps in my knowldge of algebra. For example, I recently posted a question that asked why $\sqrt{(9x^2)}$ was not ...
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What are the most famous (common used) precalculus books and its differences?

I'm trying to decide which one to pick up to begin a self study of mathematics. One of the factors is how much content is covered and the amount of associated solved problems the book has. EDIT: ...
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what is the best book for Pre-Calculus?

i have missed pre-calculus knowledge in my school but i was good at maths, and now i am a computer science student, i am feeling bad being bad in maths, so i am looking for the best Pre-Calculus book, ...
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Questions involving polynomials

I have been having problems with questions involving polynomials like asked in olympiads . A few examples of these type of problems I'm posting here: (please don't give me solutions to these ...
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Algebra book(s): Beginner through to advanced

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 ...
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Reference books for highschool Algebra and Geometry?

I'm tutoring high school students in Math for a local College and Career prep program and would like to have a reference book on hand that I can consult. I'm a Comp Sci graduate so I have a pretty ...
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Looking for a website that teaches Geometry and Algebra II

I'm looking for a website that teaches Geometry and Algebra II greatly and emphatically. I'm beginning 9th grade in about a month and am trying to get a head start. I'm an extremely quick learner and ...
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calculus, self-study..recommendations?

I've been trying to educate myself in various areas of mathematics. I have been out of any formal math education for quite some time and so I brushed up on some basic (really, really basic) stuff ...
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Good in-depth books for precalc?

I'm trying to brush up on algebra and precalc to remember stuff I used to know and learn stuff I didn't get to. Trying to pass the accuplacer placement test and test into calculus, so im trying to ...
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Best self study math books?

I graduated highschool a while ago, hardly remember anything and have no idea where to begin relearning. I am looking for math text/book recommendations from basic algebra to precalculus. cheers
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best algebra ebook for self-study

I did a search and found some book recommendations for different kinds of algebra. My situation is that I'm an adult, got into programming well after my college years and want to go to the next level. ...
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I want to study mathematics ahead of high school, but I found that I'm rusty on the elementary stuff

Next week, I'm beginning the 2nd semester of 9th grade in the country's leading Comp Sci High School. (the profile is actually Math-Comp Sci, but this HS focuses more on Comp Sci, whereas other ones ...
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What's a good progression/path for self-educating from pre-algebra and beyond?

I never got very far in my math studies; I took zero math in college and had terrible teachers in high school. Fast forward to today and I'm a professional developer who's starting to feel that my ...
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What is the intuition behind the proof of Abel-Ruffini theorem in abstract algebra?

Is there a way to explain this proof in Wikipedia without knowing the abstract algebra too much or deep function experience? In addition, I don't how the abstract algebra work even after I look at an ...
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Learning basic math?

Not sure if this is appropriate here but I am failing my calculus class and I basically have to take the last year of college over again. College I am trying to transfer to said I don't have the ...
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Looking for a good precalculus/algebra reference

I'm working my way through Calculus, 9th ed. by Larson and Edwards in independent study. The problem is that many of the exercises and examples use a lot of algebra tricks that are glossed over and ...
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Good book for high school algebra

I'm gonna take a Calculus course next year, my professor suggest me to review high school algebra. I want to know, which book is good for refresh knowledge on high school algebra?
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Sharp (Reverse) Harmonic-Arithmetic Mean Bounds

Let $\mathbf{x} =$ {$x_{i}$} be a set of $n$ positive reals. In every good book on inequalities, one finds the classical result \begin{eqnarray} AM(\mathbf{x}) \geq GM(\mathbf{x}) \geq ...
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Are there publications or references describing N dimensional space divided by N-1 dimensional (hyper)planes?

As a teenager I was given this problem which took me a few years to solve. I'd like to know if this hae ever been published. When I presented my solution I was told that it was similar to one of ...