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## Main Question or Discussion Point

I've found that I learn mathematics better by familiarizing myself with the topics through self-study, then taking more formal classes in the subject. Would Larson's Calculus (With Analytic Geometry), 8th edition be a good choice? I'm looking specifically at Larson's because it's a) widely available for extraordinarily low prices, and b) comprehensive, so I'll only have to buy the one book for Calculus I, II and III. Is it a good buy, or would I be wasting my money?