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Advanced Calculus is usable in physics?

  1. Aug 1, 2015 #1
    I was searching in amazon, where i found a book which have very good comments about him, called Loomis & Sternberg's Advanced Calculus, i'm already reading this book, and from what i seen, i liked :), this book will help me in physics, or will be desnecessary, that basic calculus is good??, and in the comments i've seen that this is like a brief introduction to real analysis and some of differential geometry, what you guys think?
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  3. Aug 1, 2015 #2
    If you're going to study physics, you're going to need advanced calculus.
  4. Aug 1, 2015 #3


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    The books formalism is probably unnecessary for most. That said if you enjoy reading it, go for it.
  5. Aug 2, 2015 #4
    Skimming through the contents I'd say it's probably overly mathematical for general purposes. Once you have a solid grasp on the computational aspects of calculus (single, multivariable and vector), and some background in matrix algebra and differential equations it might be a somewhat enlightening read to understand thing from a more formal viewpoint.
  6. Aug 2, 2015 #5
    It will not be necessary for most fields of physics. But if you're thinking of going into something very theoretical, it might be useful.
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