Warning: AVOID "GRE Mathematics Test Secrets Study Guide"

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Warning: AVOID "GRE Mathematics Test Secrets Study Guide"

Postby rmg512 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:02 pm

Hello everyone,

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005J4 ... P6J10VEKBV

Here's pretty much the full details (yes, it's copied from the review I put up on Amazon):

There is very little here besides high school material. There is some calculus, but it goes no further than the fundamental theorem of calculus. There is some graph theory and some probability, but there is absolutely no multivariable calculus, no topology, no number theory, no analysis, no set theory beyond a few basic definitions you probably learned in high school, and no abstract algebra. Their "coverage" of linear algebra is laughable: it's only matrix addition and multiplication, finding inverses, row reduction, and some transformations of geometric figures.

Let's put it this way: this *might* be a decent study guide for the *SAT* subject test. This is not appropriate at all for the GRE. That's it. I will now try everything I can to get my money back.

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Re: Warning: AVOID "GRE Mathematics Test Secrets Study Guide"

Postby ANDS » Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:37 pm

From the description of the book, the only thing that would lead me to believe it was for the Subject GRE is that little line "GRE Subject Exam Review for the Graduate Record Examination". However from the preview material, they are clearly talking about the "subject" mathematics on the GRE, not the MGRE.

In any case, past MGRE's are probably your best bet at "studying" for the exam.

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