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    What is the best way to learn mathmatics from Algebra to Calculus?

    (I didn't know which sub-fourm to post in, so I just picked this one due to more users. Sorry.)

    So I'm a high school student on my last semester of my last year, it wasn't until NOW that I found I have a deep affinity towards physics. I have just barely an Algebra 2 education thanks to being lazy all those years because I never felt needed to do math. I really need to learn more math all the way to Calculus in order to properly do Physics.

    What do I do? I can't take any classes at my school. Should I go get books and learn from them? Find tutors? If so could someone point me towards certain books or learning programs to help me get started? Thank you very much!

    Or should I just take the classes in college?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterTran View Post
    (I didn't know which sub-fourm to post in, so I just picked this one due to more users. Sorry.)

    So I'm a high school student on my last semester of my last year, it wasn't until NOW that I found I have a deep affinity towards physics. I have just barely an Algebra 2 education thanks to being lazy all those years because I never felt needed to do math. I really need to learn more math all the way to Calculus in order to properly do Physics.

    What do I do? I can't take any classes at my school. Should I go get books and learn from them? Find tutors? If so could someone point me towards certain books or learning programs to help me get started? Thank you very much!

    Or should I just take the classes in college?
    Buy a self-study pre-calculus book ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by General View Post
    Buy a self-study pre-calculus book ..
    Any good books in particular?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterTran View Post
    Any good books in particular?
    No. But google is a nice guy
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    Quote Originally Posted by General View Post
    No. But google is a nice guy
    Yeah... I just talked to him, he didn't tell me much. Well he told me about A LOT of books. I don't know which one is good.

    He knows a lot, but can't explain a lot of what he knows. You know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterTran View Post
    Yeah... I just talked to him, he didn't tell me much. Well he told me about A LOT of books. I don't know which one is good.

    He knows a lot, but can't explain a lot of what he knows. You know?
    Yeah..I know that guy .. sometimes, he seems like he wants to challenge you ..
    But sorry, I don't know any good pre-calculus books ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by General View Post
    Yeah..I know that guy .. sometimes, he seems like he wants to challenge you ..
    But sorry, I don't know any good pre-calculus books ..
    Ok, thanks for helping though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterTran View Post
    (I didn't know which sub-fourm to post in, so I just picked this one due to more users. Sorry.)

    So I'm a high school student on my last semester of my last year, it wasn't until NOW that I found I have a deep affinity towards physics. I have just barely an Algebra 2 education thanks to being lazy all those years because I never felt needed to do math. I really need to learn more math all the way to Calculus in order to properly do Physics.

    What do I do? I can't take any classes at my school. Should I go get books and learn from them? Find tutors? If so could someone point me towards certain books or learning programs to help me get started? Thank you very much!

    Or should I just take the classes in college?
    Khan Academy is amazing. Highly recommended.

    Pauls Online Math Notes is another good source with both algebra and calc material.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garymarkhov View Post
    Khan Academy is amazing. Highly recommended.

    Pauls Online Math Notes is another good source with both algebra and calc material.


    Thank you, I'll look into these.
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