Kindle has some quirks. Formatting issues can actually change over time (for one, Amazon occasionally makes changes to specific features, which doesn’t usually affect most ebooks, but may impact advanced formatting). Another issue is getting it to work across all devices, especially Apple. I avoid highlighting in Kindle for these reasons. If any of the experienced authors or publishers on the KDP community forum (the formatting one) have recently dared to try highlighting, they might be able to let you know if it currently works. Good luck with your book.

]]>I appreciate your interest in my math workbooks.

Beginning Algebra offers practice with some basic algebra skills. After Prealgebra, this is my most basic algebra book.

Master Essential Algebra Skills provides a comprehensive introduction to the subject. This is the place to really begin learning algebra.

If you want to practice applying algebra to word problems, the word problems book will help with this. I have another word problems book without the word algebra in the title that is more basic and offers more variety.

Some students would then proceed to use my two-volume geometry books before continuing in algebra, though it’s not quite necessary.

Algebra 2 is covered in Intermediate Algebra. Students looking for additional practice with systems would use my systems of equations book.

After that would come trigonometry before learning about exponentials and logarithms.

]]>Recently, in my middle age, I’ve taken an interest in learning math for cognitive exercise and development. I only made it up to the Algebra and Geometry level in school and was a humanities major in college (i.e., no math).

Now I’d like to learn it systematically and if not from soup to nuts then at least well at the soup level.

I learned about your books from the Math Sorcerer on YouTube who highly recommends your books but he didn’t suggest where to begin or how to use them. I wanted to know where to start and how to progress systematically, even if I have to relearn/reinforce what I already know.

I plan to buy all of the your books (print version) from Amazon soon so when I get them I wanted to know the proper progression. E.g., “Systems of Equations” after “Intermediate Algebra”? “Logarithms and Exponentials” after “Beginning Algebra”? “Algebra Word Problems” concurrently with “Beginning Algebra” or after “Intermediate Algebra”? Etc.

Maybe you details this information (proper progression) in the preface to these books in which case ignore my request.

Nb: I’m using other resources now (Pre-Algebra and Algebra & Geometry Big Fat Notebook books and just got Thompson’s Mathematics for the Practical Worker series, etc.).

Thanks,

Gerard

Thank you for reporting this. I try to update my books periodically if/when a typo is reported. That’s a good suggestion about errata.

]]>Thank you for writing Logarithms and Exponentials, it has been a very helpful review and re-learning tool for me. Do you compile “errata” somewhere. Just noticed on page 179 for Exercise Set 5.2, #7 it says “Divide by 4 on both sides”, but it should say “Divide by 3 on both sides”.

Thank you again,

Billy ]]>

My differential equations book should be easy to order from Amazon, and perhaps other places like Book Depository.

]]>Thank you for using my math workbooks and taking time to provide feedback.

It’s difficult to find advanced math workbooks, especially on abstract topics, that strive to make it clear what most students really want to know, or the practical methods that are most likely needed in applications. Experts in the field tend to write in concise, abstract terms, expecting students to think through the missing steps as they themselves had once done.

]]>My children have used many of your books, and with a little help from my wife and me they are top of their classes and way ahead of every other child. The teachers think they are savants with hyperintelligent parents, not realizing that all the praise ought to be directed to you! My wife and I will never be able to thsnk you enough for making so much so accessible and sparking my children’s imagination, education and love for subjects that are more often than not turn children off and away from mathematics and science. You are a pedagogical and educational genius.

The question is not for them but in fact for me! I studied physics many years ago and can still

am pretty good up to everything an undergraduate is expected to know. My problem is that for the life of me I cannot find a McMullen-style book on group theory or differential geometry – preferably from a physics perspective rather than a mathematics perspective of axioms, lemmas and all that incomprehensible and coma inducing stuff – or anything that would make textbooks in these two subjects accessible?

A googleplex of thanks from my family. Looking forward to a potential reply! If there are no books you can think of, there’s a new project for you!!

Kind regards,

John.

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