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Advice for studying calculus

  1. Oct 7, 2014 #1
    Hello! I have a test in two weeks for a Mathematical methods course, and the teacher likes to use very tricky problems. My calculus is a little deficient, and I need to practice a lot. I'm currently using both Boyce's and Spivak's Calculus books to do exercises, but I'd like to find a source of problems that give explained solutions, similar to what they do on intmath.com. My background is in pharmacy and biology, and reading math textbooks is still a little hard for me.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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  3. Oct 12, 2014 #2
    Thanks for the post! Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
  4. Oct 12, 2014 #3


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    What does THAT title mean for your course? The knowledgeable members have mentioned Mathematical Methods and Strategies of Proof, as some names for a set of topics which prepare students for upper division Mathematics courses so that such students can learn or study advanced calculus or real and .... whatever those more advanced and upper level courses are.


    I just tried some internet searching and found this as showing some contents of Mathematical Methods in at least one particular university:

    From what's listed there, you must have studied at least , AT LEAST Intermediate Calculus, as well as more advanced mathematics.
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