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Hello,

I am currently taking an advanced calculus class and the textbook is "Advanced Calulus" By Folland.

This textbook is interesting because it goes deep into every subject treated, but at the same time I HATE it because it is very thin compared to the material treated: ie everything is treated but very briefly, few examples, few or no graphical illustrations, not enough exercises, no worked out answers for the exercises(mere numerical answers or nothing when it's supposed to be a proof) and last but not least: not enough intuitive motivation.

So here is my question: can you suggest me advanced calculus textbooks that you know that would have as many as possible of opposites of what I just listed.

This is for a 2-semester class at the sophomore level in calculus of several variables that follows the first year calculus which is restricted to students "with strong background in math".

(I would love to find a 2nd year calculus textbook whose format is like a first year calculus textbook: big and thick, plenty of exercises, intuitive motivations, illustrations,...)

I did well last year and I'm not doing so well this year, and the biggest change was the book I believe. (because our first year calculus was already intense! delta/epsilon, and so on)

I am currently taking an advanced calculus class and the textbook is "Advanced Calulus" By Folland.

This textbook is interesting because it goes deep into every subject treated, but at the same time I HATE it because it is very thin compared to the material treated: ie everything is treated but very briefly, few examples, few or no graphical illustrations, not enough exercises, no worked out answers for the exercises(mere numerical answers or nothing when it's supposed to be a proof) and last but not least: not enough intuitive motivation.

So here is my question: can you suggest me advanced calculus textbooks that you know that would have as many as possible of opposites of what I just listed.

This is for a 2-semester class at the sophomore level in calculus of several variables that follows the first year calculus which is restricted to students "with strong background in math".

(I would love to find a 2nd year calculus textbook whose format is like a first year calculus textbook: big and thick, plenty of exercises, intuitive motivations, illustrations,...)

I did well last year and I'm not doing so well this year, and the biggest change was the book I believe. (because our first year calculus was already intense! delta/epsilon, and so on)

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