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    MS.EARamsey Guest

    Hello guys and gals,

    It looks like that I will be accepted into the University of Illinois at
    Chicago, UIC, school of Engineering. The area of Engineering that I will be
    studying is Electrical Engineering. The head of the Engineering department
    at UIC explained that it would be a good idea if I enrolled as a nonstudent
    to makeup the required undergraduate EE courses after which I will be
    admitted into graduate studies; she thinks this is my best option since I am
    seeking to obtain a MSEE. However, I am concerned with the fact that I have
    been out of school for such a long period, 20 years. So, I would like to
    review some basic subject areas, such as math and physics. Could any of you
    please recommend any good math review books?

    I plan to start off with trig/algrebra, geometry, and intro to statistics
    working my way up to the more sophisticated maths such as calculus,
    differential quations etc... -- I would like to take trig/algebra, geometry
    and intro to statistics at the same time, first semester, because, I think,
    these subjects are not directly linked to each other. After completing basic
    calculus, which usually includes I/II/III, I plan to start studying physics,
    since Sir Isaac Newton developed it for solving problems in it. Also, I
    figured that this would be a good idea, being that velocity is dx/dt and
    acceleration is dv/dt and that is calculus, that the physics book might use
    calculus to express a lot of the basic concepts.

    I went to amazon.com and found the following books. I would appreciate it,
    if anyone has the time, if someone could visit these links to check them
    out; they have a "Look-Inside" option that allows you to look at table of
    contents and also some customer reviews.

    Engineering Mathematics (Paperback)
    by J. O. Bird (Author)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0750649909/ref=wl_it_dp/002-5830673-1943263
    ?ie=UTF8&coliid=I2QADUUPX6XQ4W&colid=XIIUDB6SYI

    Mathematics for Electrical Engineering and Computing (Paperback)
    by Mary Attenborough (Author)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/075065855X/ref=wl_it_dp/002-5830673-1943263
    ?ie=UTF8&coliid=I2XP401J60GB1U&colid=XIIUDB6SYI

    Basic Engineering Mathematics, Third Edition (Paperback)
    by John Bird (Author)
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0750657758/ref=wl_it_dp/002-5830673-1943263
    ?ie=UTF8&coliid=I1RS6SCVHZ6K14&colid=XIIUDB6SYI

    If anyone know of any other books or WWW resources of interest i'd be most
    appreciative too! Also, I would be thankful to anyone that could refer any
    good physics books or WWW resources, although, I will not review them until
    I finish the math review; the last time that I was in college I didn't take
    any physics courses and did not take any in high school either.

    Thankyou!
    EARamsey
     
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