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"Calculus Lifesaver Tools Princeton."

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Understanding Analysis by Abbott is also popular and is a very good introduction to analysis. Even though it is a small book and taken at 1st or 2nd year, it is packed with information and should be read slowly.

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I recommend Thomas Calculus (which is pretty much the same as Stewart Calculus).

However, the Princeton book the Calculus Lifesaver is great. I'm flying through it just as a backup to the computational flavouring of calculus and I just wish I had gotten this book sooner.

If you want an old style theory flavoured calculus book that isn't too taxing (and is free due to the Google Books scheme) I advise you read;

**"Calculus and Linear Algebra. Vol. 1: Vectors in the Plane and One-Variable Calculus"**

**Wilfred Kaplan, Donald J. Lewis**

http://scholarlypublishing.org/calculus/ [Broken]

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=spobooks;idno=5597602.0001.001

This is my major book now as it's got that old feeling to it, and it's full of deep information about linear algebra and calc (well, so far it does!).

I'm only on the limits chapter but I'm going to be finished it in a day or two and I can tell you it is holding my attention. It's the kind of book I wouldn't be so confident in reading had I not suffered through Thomas Calculus and the videos on www.khanacademy.org[/url] and [url]www.justmathtutoring.com[/URL] but to me this is a stepping stone to Apostol and Spivak and a good one at that :biggrin:

However, the Princeton book the Calculus Lifesaver is great. I'm flying through it just as a backup to the computational flavouring of calculus and I just wish I had gotten this book sooner.

If you want an old style theory flavoured calculus book that isn't too taxing (and is free due to the Google Books scheme) I advise you read;

http://scholarlypublishing.org/calculus/ [Broken]

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=spobooks;idno=5597602.0001.001

This is my major book now as it's got that old feeling to it, and it's full of deep information about linear algebra and calc (well, so far it does!).

I'm only on the limits chapter but I'm going to be finished it in a day or two and I can tell you it is holding my attention. It's the kind of book I wouldn't be so confident in reading had I not suffered through Thomas Calculus and the videos on www.khanacademy.org[/url] and [url]www.justmathtutoring.com[/URL] but to me this is a stepping stone to Apostol and Spivak and a good one at that :biggrin:

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For what it's worth, I taught myself Calculus by doing EVERY SINGLE PROBLEM in Larson/Hostetler's Alternate 3rd Edition. I still have that very copy with me today. I do not know what the recent editions have changed, but that particular edition was very good on examples, illustrations, proofs, practice problems, and even biographical blurbs on famous mathematicians. And yes, it was also comprehensive (and quite thick/heavy).

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"Calculas for dummies" is best book.

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I agree with yaseen shah....

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So, basically... Take your pick! Good luck.

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...Would Larson's Calculus (With Analytic Geometry), 8th edition be a good choice?..

I've been teaching out of the Larson text for 17 years (started with the alternate 4th edition through to the 8th edition and now the early-trans 4th edition). I have to say that whenever I start thinking of changing the text, I never find another that has the quality of exercises as Larson. That guy just keeps getting better!

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Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson

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Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson

That is a great one!

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This is what we're using in my Calc 1 class, I intend to use it to self-teach as well because my funding is being cut off for extra classes (boo).

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I find elearning videos, boring and like the more active approach that have books.

My main problem is that i study, work, and need time to resolve the class exercises, and prepare for the exams. I prefer to focus on class exercise material than books exercises because, it shows me more about the exam criteria of the class that im doing.

Previous to Calculus lifesaver, i was using mainly leithold calculus.

Had to put down Spivak and Piskunov. Because i dont understood their more formal approach, get bored, and frustrated, and end wasting more time, searching on youtube/ google, on how to read the theory, and apply the procedures to the exercises (with the risks of using internet, like ending in any site, 4chan, 9gag ) than focusing on study.

Do you know good study guide books, about multivariable calculus, discrete math, linear algebra? with good detailed examples, than exercises? and good books just with exercises, and answers?

And what can i do to at steps, go near to the more formal approach of math, and understand the real books and theory.

I would like a more philosophical/ psychological way of showing math, know what inspired the mathematician to stablish a determinated theory. at now the books i read, have just historical facts. Long books arent my problem.

Thanks, excuse for the errors im a foreign speaker.

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If you can't get a hold of that I recommend the Alternate Edition of the same book. It is like the third edition but better.

Anything higher than the 4th edition of Thomas is just not worth the price when the older editions are available.

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It would have been better if you had mentioned your current knowledge level however considering you to be in between state of a high schooler and university goer , I highly recommend apostol's calculus volume 1 & 2 for multivariable calculus and other stuff ( though a bit pricey) this is a good choice for deep understanding of the topics in calculus , and linear algebra done right by Sheldon Axler.

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