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Offline johnny red

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Mathematics Books
« on: May 29, 2012, 09:59:55 PM »
I am interested in relearning the math that I forgot from high school and college.  Can anyone suggest any math books that you think would be helpful short of text books?  Are the For Dummies books good for this sort of thing?

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Re: Mathematics Books
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2012, 07:14:50 AM »
I found Math Smart from the Princeton Review was a great refresher, and the Painless series is always decent.
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Re: Mathematics Books
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2012, 11:59:41 AM »
Not sure about books, but I usually brush-up using these resources:

http://www.khanacademy.org/

https://www.coursera.org/courses

http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

I prefer the instructor-led videos for getting the concepts down.

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Re: Mathematics Books
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2012, 07:42:33 AM »
Innumeracy by John Allen Paulos is a fun read.

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Re: Mathematics Books
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2012, 05:39:51 AM »
Innumeracy by John Allen Paulos is a fun read.

I second this as well, a great read and will help you understand math concepts in a broader way
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