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Average at best
on 6 June 2011
Returning to maths 25 years after leaving school, I thought these books would be a great way of re-learning what I was once taught. Whilst there is a great deal of content and numerous exercises to work through, the examples given that explain the key topics really are too simplistic! They do not really explain anything more complex than the basic concepts leaving the user to make a leap of faith. If you get a question wrong, there is no explanation to get you back on the correct track which is a shame as many of the exercises actually contain much more complicated questions. Also the book obviously has a target age group (which I left a long long time ago) and while this is not the main reason for dismissing the book, it is a big turn off for me - but this is a personal opinion and no reflection on the content.
This may be a great book if you are studying the course with a tutor who can fill in the gaps, but for anyone looking to learn on their own there are other books and free web content available that will do a much better job.