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Homework Help: Advanced calculus text

  1. Jan 20, 2010 #1
    im looking for an advanced calculus text somthing with more difficult problems than stewart. not an analytical style text but somthing with a good number of exercises covering topics in integral and differential calculus.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2010
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  3. Jan 20, 2010 #2
    Tom M. Apostol's two-volume book is "the other" classic besides Spivak. It's rigorous, but it's a rigorous calculus text, not a "baby real analysis" book like Spivak. It covers single-variable calculus, basic differential equations, elementary linear algebra, multivariable calculus, and the beginnings of probability theory. There are a large number of exercises, both computational and theoretical. Some of them are challenging.

    Small points against this book are that Apostol's writing is somewhat dry and boring and that he covers integration before differentiation, which some people find strange. It's also quite expensive, but it's old and has been a standard text for many years, so your library is likely to have a copy.
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