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Comments on Ask MetaFilter post Starting a math minor. Any advice?Fri, 14 May 2010 15:04:43 -0800Fri, 14 May 2010 15:04:43 -0800en-ushttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss60Question: Starting a math minor. Any advice?
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I'm half way through college and am about to begin taking courses for my math minor. However, the last time I took an invasive course on mathematics was during high school. I am looking for a couple textbooks/methods that will help me get up to Calc II proficiency by the end of this summer. Specifically, I need to tune up my Precalculus and Calc I skills. If anyone could recommend problem sets, online tools, and/or their favorite textbooks I would greatly appreciate it. I'd like to keep it under $100. Thanks.
~Stephenpost:ask.metafilter.com,2010:site.153885Fri, 14 May 2010 14:53:03 -0800Steve073190mathtutortextbooksBy: richyoung
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Colorado State University's math department has <a href="http://www.math.colostate.edu/placement/MPE_instructions.html">review materials</a> (including problems with answers) for their math placement test available online. It's pre-calc only - but at least it's free. I suspect most large universities will have similar materials available.comment:ask.metafilter.com,2010:site.153885-2206001Fri, 14 May 2010 15:04:43 -0800richyoungBy: halogen
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An <a href="http://ask.metafilter.com/152432/the-maths-get-them-in-my-head">almost identical question</a> was asked a couple of weeks ago.comment:ask.metafilter.com,2010:site.153885-2206039Fri, 14 May 2010 15:37:00 -0800halogenBy: XMLicious
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The <a href="http://integrals.wolfram.com/index.jsp">Wolfram Online Integrator</a> can be handy.comment:ask.metafilter.com,2010:site.153885-2206378Fri, 14 May 2010 20:39:45 -0800XMLiciousBy: not that girl
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When my partner went back to school after more than a decade away, he used a book called <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0764119982/metafilter-20/ref=nosim/">Forgotten Calculus</a> for prep.comment:ask.metafilter.com,2010:site.153885-2206404Fri, 14 May 2010 21:12:40 -0800not that girlBy: Steve073190
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Thanks for your help, guys. I found the MIT lectures on Youtube as well. Since they require even their arts majors to have an in-depth math and science major, they have comprehensible, normally paced broadcasts of their lessons.comment:ask.metafilter.com,2010:site.153885-2206855Sat, 15 May 2010 13:07:03 -0800Steve073190By: Jacqueline
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<a href="http://www.khanacademy.org/">KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN</a>comment:ask.metafilter.com,2010:site.153885-2207974Sun, 16 May 2010 17:32:56 -0800Jacqueline