Register to reply 
Books for selflearning Calculus? 
Share this thread: 
#1
Mar908, 06:31 PM

P: 11

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

P: 898

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.



#3
Mar1008, 06:17 PM

HW Helper
PF Gold
P: 2,327

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


#4
Mar1008, 07:21 PM

HW Helper
PF Gold
P: 2,823

Books for selflearning Calculus?



#5
Mar1008, 07:37 PM

P: 1,705

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



#6
Mar1008, 08:03 PM

P: 11

Thanks for the suggestions guys.



#7
Mar1008, 08:16 PM

P: 11

Thanks for the suggestions guys.



#8
Mar1008, 11:02 PM

Sci Advisor
HW Helper
P: 9,486

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

HW Helper
P: 3,348

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

P: 28

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



Register to reply 
Related Discussions  
Is it worth learning Calculus of Variations?  Classical Physics  4  
Learning Sources: Internet or Books?  Academic Guidance  31  
Books for self learning physics?  Academic Guidance  15  
Good books for learning topology  Set Theory, Logic, Probability, Statistics  4  
Learning calculus?  Calculus  18 