# 100 Best Algebra Books of All Time

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Sarah-Jayne BlakemoreThe book is great because Simon Singh has this ability to write about the driest and most complex scientific or mathematical concepts and issues, and somehow make them come alive. (Source)

Kirk BorneNew Perspective on Fermat's Last Theorem: https://t.co/YeaHQ6iadB by @granvilleDSC @DataScienceCtrl #abdsc #Mathematics See the best-selling book "Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem": https://t.co/dqenmvUw0A by @SLSingh https://t.co/deyMhQTQLU (Source)

Though many of us were scared away from this essential, engrossing subject in high school and college, Steven Strogatz’s brilliantly creative, down‑to‑earth history shows that calculus is not about complexity; it’s about simplicity. It harnesses an unreal number—infinity—to tackle real‑world problems, breaking them down into easier ones and then reassembling the answers into solutions that feel... more

John UrschelI hope they enjoy it as much as I did. If you or someone you know is studying Calculus, this book is highly recommended. https://t.co/s2yVt6SwTx (Source)

Kirk Borne"Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe" book by @stevenstrogatz https://t.co/wy91xAEqlS Great #Mathematics book that explores the History of Modern Science from this amazing perspective! https://t.co/M4obTvpnbe (Source)

Nigel ShadboltInfinite Powers is a wonderful motivational for anyone taking a course in calculus. For those readers who remember calculus with dread from maths classes of yore, here is a text that explains just why the material has always had such a key place in our curricula. It charts a history of ideas that sought to make sense of the world through mathematics—to develop methods that find the deep laws and... (Source)

Eric Weinstein[Eric Weinstein recommended this book on Twitter.] (Source)

*Brain Ques*t.

*Everything You Need to Ace Math . . .*covers everything to get a student over any math hump: fractions, decimals, and how to multiply and divide them; ratios, proportions, and percentages; geometry; statistics and probability; expressions and equations; and the coordinate plane and functions.

The BIG FAT NOTEBOOK™ series is built on a simple and irresistible conceit—borrowing the notes from the smartest kid in class. There are five books in all,... more

**From the bestselling author of**

*The Theoretical Minimum*, a DIY introduction to the math and science of quantum mechanics.First he taught you classical mechanics. Now, physicist Leonard Susskind has teamed up with data engineer Art Friedman to present the theory and associated mathematics of the strange world of quantum mechanics.

In this follow-up to the New York Times best-selling

*The Theoretical Minimum*, Susskind and Friedman provide a lively introduction to this famously difficult field, which attempts to understand the behavior of sub-atomic... more

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**CHECK OUT THE NEW, IMPROVED SECOND EDITION OF THIS BOOK. COMPLETELY EDITED WITH EXTRA QUIZZES FOR EACH CHAPTER.**

**No More Tears Algebra... Written by an author who believes that all students can succeed in Algebra. This includes those who have struggled with math in the past. A video tutorial for each lesson taught by the author is included.****Super Algebra Book + Video Tutorials = Super Success in Algebra****ALSO INCLUDES A COMPLETE REVIEW OF PRE-ALGEBRA!****more**

**...**An introductory chapter traces concepts of abstract algebra from their historical... more

**The winning equation for success in algebra is practice, practice, practice!**

This book will help you develop skills in algebra. Inside are numerous lessons to help you better understand the subject. These lessons are accompanied by hundreds of exercises to practice what you've learned, along with a complete answer key to check your work.

Throughout this book you will learn the terms to help you understand algebra, and you will expand your knowledge of the subject through dozens of sample problems and their solutions. With the lessons in this book, you... more

* The emphasis throughout has been to... more

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This major survey of mathematics, featuring the work of 18 outstanding Russian mathematicians and including material on both elementary and advanced levels, encompasses 20 prime subject areas in mathematics in terms of their simple origins and their subsequent sophisticated developement. As Professor Morris Kline of New York University noted, "This unique work presents the amazing panorama of mathematics proper. It is the best answer in print to what mathematics... more

Nassim Nicholas TalebThere is something admirable about the school of the Russians: they are thinkers doing math, with remarkable clarity, minimal formalism, and total absence of unnecessary pedantry one finds in more modern texts (in the post Bourbaki era). This is of course surprising as one would have expected the exact opposite from the products of the communist era. Mathematicians should be using this book as a... (Source)

* The basic approach and application of algebra to problemsolving

* The number system (in a much broader way than you have known itfrom... more

**With Barron’s, learning algebra becomes fun.**

*Painless Algebra*defines algebraic terms, shows students how to avoid pitfalls in calculation, presents painless methods for understanding and graphing equations, and makes problem-solving fun.Geared toward middle school– and high school–level learners, Painless Algebra takes a lighthearted, humorous approach to learning vocab and is ideal for students who find it confusing, or who just need a little extra help.

Students can test their learning progress with quizzes and “Brain Ticklers”, plus additional games... more

It includes information on:

symbols

place value

roman numerals

decimal operations

integer operations

fraction operations

factorization

greatest common factors & least common multiples

scientific notation

ratios & proportions

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**"Dancing With The Stars" contestant Danica McKellar's (**

*Math Doesn't Suck, Kiss My Math, Girls Get Curves)**New York Times*bestseller tackles the most feared of all math classes: Algebra!Algebra: The word alone has been known to strike fear in the hearts of even the best students, but help is here! With her two earlier books, actress and math genius Danica McKellar shattered the "math nerd" stereotype and empowered girls to conquer middle-school math and pre- algebra. Sizzling with McKellar's trademark sass and style,

*Hot X: Algebra Exposed*now shows... more

*Algebra II For Dummies, 2nd Edition*(9781119543145) was previously published as

*Algebra II For Dummies, 2nd Edition*(9781119090625). While this version features a new

*Dummies*cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.

**Your complete guide to acing Algebra II**

Do quadratic equations make you queasy? Does the mere thought of logarithms make you feel lethargic? You're not alone! Algebra can induce anxiety in the best of us, especially for the masses that have... more

"The author has an impressive knack for presenting the important and interesting ideas of algebra in just the right way, and he never gets bogged down in the dry formalism which pervades some parts of algebra." MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS

This book is intended as a basic text for a one-year course in algebra at the... more

Eric Weinstein[Eric Weinstein recommended this book on Twitter.] (Source)

**The only way to learn algebra is to do algebra problems. A lot of them. Sorry!**

And that's what you get here--more algebra problems than your worst nightmare--but with a BIG difference. I've been through the whole book and made a ton of notes, so you get...

* Really detailed answers (no more skipped steps)

* Extra explanations that make what's baffling perfectly clear

* Pointers to other problems that show skills you need

With a thousand problems, all of the major players are here: linear equations and inequalities, polynomials,... more

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Shortform summaries help you learn 10x faster by:

- Being comprehensive: you learn the
**most important points in the book** - Cutting out the fluff: you focus your time on what's important to know
- Interactive exercises:
**apply the book's ideas to your own life**with our educators' guidance.

**A funny, insightful, and self-contained guide to Einstein's relativity theory and classical field theories--including electromagnetism**

Physicist Leonard Susskind and data engineer Art Friedman are back. This time, they introduce readers to Einstein's special relativity and Maxwell's classical field theory. Using their typical brand of real math, enlightening drawings, and humor, Susskind and Friedman walk us through the complexities of waves, forces, and particles by exploring special relativity and electromagnetism. It's a must-read for both devotees of the series and any... more

6-page laminated guide includes:

- real number lines

- graphing & lines

- types of functions

- sequences & series

- conic sections

- problems & solutions

- and much more less

**Don't have time to read the top Algebra books of all time? Read Shortform summaries.**

Shortform summaries help you learn 10x faster by:

- Being comprehensive: you learn the
**most important points in the book** - Cutting out the fluff: you focus your time on what's important to know
- Interactive exercises:
**apply the book's ideas to your own life**with our educators' guidance.

CORRELATED TO CURRENT STATE STANDARDS: This engaging workbook focuses on middle school algebra concepts like equalities, inequalities, factors, fractions, proportions, functions, and more.

WHAT’S INSIDE: Includes lessons and exercises... more

*New York Times*hosts a delightful tour of the greatest ideas of math, revealing how it connects to literature, philosophy, law, medicine, art, business, even pop culture in ways we never imagined

Did O.J. do it? How should you flip your mattress to get the maximum wear out of it? How does Google search the Internet? How many people should you date before settling down? Believe it or not, math plays a crucial role in answering all of these questions and more.

Math underpins everything in the cosmos,... more

*Symmetry*is a classic study of symmetry in mathematics, the sciences, nature, and art from one of the twentieth century's greatest mathematicians. Hermann Weyl explores the concept of symmetry beginning with the idea that it represents a harmony of proportions, and gradually departs to examine its more abstract varieties and manifestations--as bilateral, translatory, rotational, ornamental, and crystallographic. Weyl investigates the general abstract mathematical idea underlying all these special forms, using a wealth of illustrations as support.

*Symmetry*is a work of seminal... more

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Using engaging graphics and lively humor, Gonick covers all of the algebra essentials, including linear equations, polynomials, quadratic equations, and graphing techniques. He also offers a concise overview of algebra’s history and its many practical applications in modern life.

Combining Gonick’s... more

**Elemental**

Ancient Greek mathematics meet modernist design

Nearly a century before Mondrian made geometrical red, yellow, and blue lines famous, 19th-century mathematician

**Oliver Byrne**employed the color scheme for his 1847 edition of Euclid's

**mathematical and geometric treatise**. Byrne's idea was to use color to make learning easier and "diffuse permanent knowledge." The result has been described as

*Elements***one of the oddest and most beautiful books of the 19th century**.

The facsimile of... more

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Shortform summaries help you learn 10x faster by:

- Being comprehensive: you learn the
**most important points in the book** - Cutting out the fluff: you focus your time on what's important to know
- Interactive exercises:
**apply the book's ideas to your own life**with our educators' guidance.

**Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Textbook too pricey?**

Fortunately, there's Schaum's. This all-in-one-package includes more than 600 fully-solved problems, examples, and practice exercises to sharpen your problem-solving skills. Plus, you will have access to 25 detailed videos featuring math instructors who explain how to solve the most commonly tested problems--it's just like having your own virtual tutor! You'll find everything you need to build confidence, skills, and knowledge for the highest score possible.

More than 40 million... more

**Don't have time to read the top Algebra books of all time? Read Shortform summaries.**

Shortform summaries help you learn 10x faster by:

- Being comprehensive: you learn the
**most important points in the book** - Cutting out the fluff: you focus your time on what's important to know
- Interactive exercises:
**apply the book's ideas to your own life**with our educators' guidance.

The NO BULLSHIT guide to LINEAR ALGEBRA shows the connections between the computational techniques of linear algebra, their geometric interpretations, and the theoretical foundations. This university-level textbook contains lessons on linear algebra written in a style that is... more

**Master the fundamentals first for a smoother ride through math**

*Basic Math & Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies*is your ticket to

*finally*getting a handle on math! Designed to help you strengthen your weak spots and pinpoint problem areas, this book provides hundreds of practice problems to help you get over the hump. Each section includes a brief review of key concepts and full explanations for every practice problem, so you'll always know

*exactly*where you went wrong. The companion website gives you access to quizzes for each chapter, so you can test your... more

**Considered a classic by many,**

**A First Course in Abstract Algebra, Seventh Edition**is an in-depth introduction to abstract algebra. Focused on groups, rings and fields, this text gives students a firm foundation for more specialized work by emphasizing an understanding of the nature of algebraic structures.

**Sets and Relations; GROUPS AND SUBGROUPS; Introduction and Examples; Binary Operations; Isomorphic Binary Structures; Groups; Subgroups; Cyclic Groups; Generators and Cayley Digraphs; PERMUTATIONS, COSETS, AND DIRECT PRODUCTS; Groups of Permutations; Orbits, Cycles,... more**

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- Being comprehensive: you learn the
**most important points in the book** - Cutting out the fluff: you focus your time on what's important to know
- Interactive exercises:
**apply the book's ideas to your own life**with our educators' guidance.

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**UNLOCK THE SECRETS OF ALGEBRA I**

Algebra can be a daunting subject. That’s wh

*with*THE PRINCETON REVIEW.*y our new High School Unlocked series*focuses on giving you a wide range of key techniques to help you tackle subjects like Algebra I. If one method doesn't "click" for you, you can use an alternative approach to understand the concept or problem, instead of painfully trying the same thing over and over without success. Trust us -- unlocking the secrets of Algebra doesn't

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With this book, you’ll discover the link between abstract... more

**Earn College Credit with REA's Test Prep for CLEP® College Mathematics**

**Everything you need to pass the exam and get the college credit you deserve.**

REA's CLEP® test preps are perfect for adults returning to college (or attending for the first time), military service members, high-school graduates looking to earn college credit, or home-schooled students with knowledge that can translate into college credit.

Our test prep for CLEP® College Mathematics and the free online tools that come with it, allow you to create a personalized CLEP® study plan that... more

**Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293576) was previously published as Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9780470559642). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.**

Factor fearlessly, conquer the quadratic formula, and solve linear equations

Factor fearlessly, conquer the quadratic formula, and solve linear equations

There's no doubt that algebra can be easy to some while extremely challenging to others. If you're vexed by variables,

*Algebra I For Dummies*, 2nd Edition provides the plain-English,... more

**Boost your chances of scoring higher at Algebra II**

Algebra II introduces students to complex algebra concepts in preparation for trigonometry and calculus. In this new edition of

*Algebra II Workbook For Dummies*, high school and college students will work through the types of Algebra II problems they'll see in class, including systems of equations, matrices, graphs, and conic sections. Plus, the book now comes with free 1-year access to chapter quizzes online!

A recent report by ACT shows that over a quarter of ACT-tested 2012 high school graduates did not... more

*Requires only 20 minutes per day.

*Presented in a simple format that everyone can understand.

*Each lesson flows smoothly and logically to the next.

*Each lesson is short, concise, and straight to the point.

*Each new topic is clearly explained.

*Lots of examples with step-by-step solutions.

*Each lesson includes valuable helpful hints.

*Review is built into each lesson. Students will retain what they have... more

From the reviews:

"Rotman has given us a very readable and valuable text, and has shown us many beautiful vistas along his chosen route." --MATHEMATICAL REVIEWS less

**Don't have time to read the top Algebra books of all time? Read Shortform summaries.**

Shortform summaries help you learn 10x faster by:

- Being comprehensive: you learn the
**most important points in the book** - Cutting out the fluff: you focus your time on what's important to know
- Interactive exercises:
**apply the book's ideas to your own life**with our educators' guidance.

**No-Nonsense Algebra**text.

Thousands of practice problems Specific practice for each lesson contained in

**No-Nonsense Algebra**text Enhances understanding helps students build confidence Ensures that students master and retain what they have learned Includes a final review that covers all topics Excellent SAT test prep Solutions for every problem Includes a hand

**Algebra Resource Center**

This book will provide the practice that is necessary to become successful in Algebra. Each lesson in this book... more

**Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time?**

Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills.

**This Schaum's Outline gives you**

Practice problems with full... more

**Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293637) was previously published as Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781118791981). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product.**

Tips for simplifying tricky basic math and pre-algebra operations

Tips for simplifying tricky basic math and pre-algebra operations

Whether you're a student preparing to take algebra or a parent who wants or needs to brush up on basic math, this fun, friendly guide has the tools you need to... more

**1,001 Algebra I Practice Problems For Dummies**

**Practice makes perfect--and helps deepen your understanding of algebra by solving problems**

*1,001 Algebra I Practice Problems For Dummies*, with free access to online practice problems, takes you beyond the instruction and guidance offered in

*Algebra I For Dummies*, giving you 1,001 opportunities to practice solving problems from the major topics in algebra. You start with some basic operations, move on to algebraic properties, polynomials, and quadratic equations, and finish up with graphing. Every... more

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**Don't have time to read the top Algebra books of all time? Read Shortform summaries.**

Shortform summaries help you learn 10x faster by:

- Being comprehensive: you learn the
**most important points in the book** - Cutting out the fluff: you focus your time on what's important to know
- Interactive exercises:
**apply the book's ideas to your own life**with our educators' guidance.

Also, check out our new title, No-Nonsense Algebra Practice Workbook.The perfect companion to the No-Nonsense Algebra text. Practice problems for each lesson in the text! A perfect combination to ensure mastery of all algebra topics.

Pre-Algebra Concepts includes free online video tutorials. One for each lesson in the book. Lessons are presented in a format that everyone can easily understand.

Each Lesson flows smoothly and logically to the next.

Each lesson is short, concise, and to the point.

... more

**Red Book**gives a simple readable account of the basic objects of algebraic geometry, preserving as much as possible their geometric flavor and integrating this with the tools of commutative algebra. It is aimed at graduate students or mathematicians in other fields wishing to learn quickly what algebraic geometry is all about.

This new edition also includes an overview of the theory of curves, their moduli spaces and their Jacobians, one of the most exciting fields within algebraic geometry. The book is aimed at graduate students and professors seeking to... more

**Don't have time to read the top Algebra books of all time? Read Shortform summaries.**

Shortform summaries help you learn 10x faster by:

- Being comprehensive: you learn the
**most important points in the book** - Cutting out the fluff: you focus your time on what's important to know
- Interactive exercises:
**apply the book's ideas to your own life**with our educators' guidance.