College Prep

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 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)
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Mathematics for Electrical Engineering and Computing (Paperback)
by Mary Attenborough (Author)
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Basic Engineering Mathematics, Third Edition (Paperback)
by John Bird (Author)
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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.
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