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167 Post author: lukeprog 16 January 2011 08:30AM

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Comment author: [deleted] 06 May 2012 03:45:48AM *  0 points [-]

I'd like some recommendations for precalculus textbooks. I'll be starting university in the fall and I'll taking calculus I honors, as well as other math courses. I'll likely be doing a math major. But I'm not confident in my knowledge/ability to do rigorous math, so am spending the summer reviewing past material. I'd like to make sure that I master the basics before moving on, so to speak. I already know a bit of calculus, and I know from that studying that two of my weaknesses are with logarithms and trigonometry,

Comment author: Vaniver 06 May 2012 04:59:04AM 2 points [-]

Have you taken a look at Khan Academy? They've got extensive logarithm and trig sections, as well as an unlimited supply of exercise problems.

Comment author: [deleted] 06 May 2012 06:13:20PM 0 points [-]

I've done a bit of work with them, and it wasn't too bad. In lieu of finding a better textbook, I'll stick with them. My worry is that they won't cover everything in enough rigor like a great textbook might. Maybe that fear is ill-founded?