Which text book is the best for high school students??
anton calculus or stewart calculus?
I used Stewart's when I started, so I'd say that one. Never heard of Anton, but I'm assuming they're similar.
Because both books are awful. I don't know any worse math books than those. There are so many better calculus texts than those.
Hmm stewart isn't bad. A bit hand wavy, but it is readable. I would use thomas calculus with analytic geometry 3rd ed in conjuction with an older version of stewart. Those books supplement each other nicely. Thomas lacks many visuals (the visuals it does have are excellent), so for a self study class having more geometric visuals can be helpful. Thomas has overall better explanations than stewart. However, stewart explains the chain rule, epsilon delta, and 2 more minor topics better than thomas. Thomas shines in explaining what a derivative is, integral concept, related rates, optimization, solids of revolution etc.
I would suggest Lang a first course in calculus.I learned calculus from scratch with this book and it was a very fluid read.I skipped the first part of the book and started with the Differentiation section.
I tried to learn calculus with a more rigorous book (Nitecki) at first but I eventually lost sight of the forest for the trees.
Just my experience though, everybody has different abilities and learning style.But I would recommend Lang's book.
I second this recommendation, a very good book. His multivariable calculus book (Calculus of Several Variables) is also excellent. Both books are very clear and well organized, with good arguments to explain why things are true but without becoming too bogged down in rigorous technicalities. And they are not full of unnecessary junk (computer graphics and endlessly repetitive drill problems) like most modern calculus books.
I would personally pick something free like pauls calculus notes http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Classes/CalcI/CalcI.aspx or paul garrettes notes http://www.math.umn.edu/~garrett/calculus/first_year/notes.pdf
Although I typically like Lang's book, I would not recommend it for a high school student.Yes, it is an excellent book,however, Lang's books tend to not have enough exercise to reinforce material. Lang should be use in conjunction with another text. Have you seen Thomas Calculus with Analytical Geometry 3rd ed? Copies an be had under 10 dollars. Heck, even a 5th edition of Stewart is 4 dollars shipped. I would get all 3.
I disagree. Lang has enough exercises to understand the material and to reinforce it. I think Lang's book alone is definitely enough for a first course. Rubbish books like Stewart, Anton or Thomas are not necessary. Besides, a smart student can always make his own exercises, they're not so difficult to construct since they're basically always the same thing.
The Older editions of Thomas are not rubbish. The newer editions are nothing like the older versions. It is entirely a different book. Do you own the third edition with analytical geometry? Wondering why you think this a terrible mathbook. It gets Mathwonk seal of approval.
And I don't agree with everything mathwonk says.
You havnt answered the question. Have you worked, read, taught out of and older version of Thomas Calculus with Analytical Geometry?
Yes. I didn't like the book.
please tell me where can i find these (many better calculus texts)??PLEASE.
Lang calculus is the best text you could wish for when first learning calculus. I don't think the number of exercises is a problem, but if it is a problem for you, then you could always supplement it with a different book, or with an exercise book like Schaum's outline.
Also see the last post of https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/how-to-self-study-mathematics.804404/ [Broken]
thank you so much.
now i have lang calculus.
thank you my friends.
Please, do keep us informed on how you like it (or not)!
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