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## Main Question or Discussion Point

So I just started my Physics class over the summer about a week ago. For the first time, it is a course that uses Calculus a lot and so it will be a bit different for me although I do not think it will be too much of a difference.

My current knowledge though of Calculus is very small and only extends to power series with limited knowledge. Seeing as my professor started using vectors, but with Calculus explanation has left me a bit dazed, so to speak.

Basically I would like a textbook that can help me somewhat review rather quickly and then teach myself some of the more advanced Calculus topics that are generally used within Calculus based Physics courses. Also I would like to further my knowledge of Physics then a bit so I guess I would need to study more advanced Calculus topics and thus would like to know what people would recommend there.

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A Bit of background:

I am a student at the University of Toronto, studying Biotechnology and hope to do a Masters in Biotechnology and then move into industry. Who knows maybe even try and make a start-up later in life as I have thought of this also.

Currently I am really interested in BioChemistry since it is the basics of Biotechnology. But I have also started having some greater interest in Physics and specifically its' uses in Biophysics. So I would like to teach myself some Biophysics later on.

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Thus after reading this somewhat long post, what textbook would you all recommend that I use to review and expand my current Calculus knowledge?

BTW,

A book I was thinking of using is called:

"Single variable calculus : early transcendentals 5th ed." by Stewart, James

or would "Multivariable Calculus" by the same author be better?

Thank you for the help.

My current knowledge though of Calculus is very small and only extends to power series with limited knowledge. Seeing as my professor started using vectors, but with Calculus explanation has left me a bit dazed, so to speak.

Basically I would like a textbook that can help me somewhat review rather quickly and then teach myself some of the more advanced Calculus topics that are generally used within Calculus based Physics courses. Also I would like to further my knowledge of Physics then a bit so I guess I would need to study more advanced Calculus topics and thus would like to know what people would recommend there.

~~~

A Bit of background:

I am a student at the University of Toronto, studying Biotechnology and hope to do a Masters in Biotechnology and then move into industry. Who knows maybe even try and make a start-up later in life as I have thought of this also.

Currently I am really interested in BioChemistry since it is the basics of Biotechnology. But I have also started having some greater interest in Physics and specifically its' uses in Biophysics. So I would like to teach myself some Biophysics later on.

~~~

Thus after reading this somewhat long post, what textbook would you all recommend that I use to review and expand my current Calculus knowledge?

BTW,

A book I was thinking of using is called:

"Single variable calculus : early transcendentals 5th ed." by Stewart, James

or would "Multivariable Calculus" by the same author be better?

Thank you for the help.