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Mar908, 06:31 PM

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Hello all. I ran a search on the forums, but didn't find anything specific to my query.
Does anyone here have a favorite book for selfteaching Calculus? Preferably, the book should have a small refresher for older needed maths before the actual Calculus segment. Thanks for the help. 



#2
Mar908, 09:09 PM

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Spivak's "Calculus" is great if you intend on learning more of the mathematician's calculus than the engineering/physics applications. It starts from going over the basic properties of numbers and functions first. In either case, a Schaum's review of Calculus will easily fill in the applications if you need them.




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Mar1008, 06:17 PM

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I wouldn't suggest Spivak.
I would go with Stewart's. 



#4
Mar1008, 07:21 PM

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Books for selflearning Calculus? 



#5
Mar1008, 07:37 PM

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if you're going to read a math book you should learn how to do proofs first




#6
Mar1008, 08:03 PM

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Thanks for the suggestions guys.




#7
Mar1008, 08:16 PM

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Thanks for the suggestions guys.




#8
Mar1008, 11:02 PM

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go to thelibrary and try reading them. choose whichever one you like to read. e.g. spivak, courant, stewart, thomas, cruse and granberg, thomas finney, salas  hille, kitchen, silvanus p thompson, ....




#9
Mar1108, 06:47 AM

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It depends what you need this calculus for. Do you need a firm understand with strong fundamentals because you wish to do a degree in mathematics, do you want to use it this apply the basics to some problems, just enough understanding to apply to some engineering perhaps? Different books suit different needs.




#10
Mar1608, 03:57 AM

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I used Stewart's to self learn. It's a great book and full of color :)



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