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Calculus A good book on Calculus to clear the concepts

  1. Jun 26, 2016 #1
    I want to know about some books that can help me to clear my concepts of calculus.I know the basics of differentiation and integration,but don't have clear idea about it.Well,I would like to buy such a book that has explained the rules and methods of calculus properly.Also,I want to know about any book that can help me to do any kinds of differentiation.So, it would be a great help if anyone can tell me about a book containing sufficient examples and help me to go ahead confidently to do any kinds of differentiation or integration.
    Thank you,
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  3. Jun 26, 2016 #2
    There are too many calculus texts to list. Your best bet would be to sift through the library and find one that suits you. My personal picks were a combination of Serge Lang's texts and Calculus and Analytical Geometry by Thomas/Finney.
  4. Jun 26, 2016 #3
    My favorite is Moishe - https://www.amazon.com/Calculus-complete-Edwin-E-Moise/dp/B000L3UO2A

    I also like the following
    Simmons - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0070576424
    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byl...field-author=Adrian+Banner&sort=relevancerank - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0691130884
    Thompson - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312185480
    Kline - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0486404536
    Lee - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0764119982

    After that Spivak or Apostol if you are feeling

    For your stated purpose the best may be
    1. Kelley- https://www.amazon.com/Humongous-Book-Calculus-Problems/dp/1592575129
    See the amazon preview - it is a very good book.

    You could also supplement that with the
    2. Schaum - https://www.amazon.com/Schaums-Outline-Calculus-6th-Problems/dp/0071795537
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  5. Jun 27, 2016 #4
    Thank you very much for your help.I believe that these books will help me a lot to improve my ability in calculus as I've seen the preview.I'll look up for these books in my nearest book shop soon.
    With regards,
  6. Jun 27, 2016 #5


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    In the past I've been taught calculus from the two volumes of Thomas - Finney "Calculus" but I also recommend Stewart's Calculus https://www.amazon.com/Calculus-7th-James-Stewart/dp/0538497815 and Schaum's Outlines of Calculus https://www.amazon.com/Schaums-Outline-Calculus-6th-Problems/dp/0071795537 for exercises and problems. After these you can go to advanced texts.
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  7. Jun 29, 2016 #6
    I prefer the 3rd edition of Thomas: Calculus with Analytical Geometry 3rd ed. For the multivariable calculus (often called Cal 3),the 9th edition is better than the 3rd. Great use of physics motivation to explain Stokes Theorem.
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