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Best books for Pre-calc and calculus !

  1. Nov 28, 2013 #1
    Hello all! I am looking to dive into the world of calculus before my peers in highschool, I am looking for some really good books for the knowledge leading up to calculus and then the whole spiel for calculus. I am guessing I am going to need a series of books for this learning en devour and I am ready for it, if I could just have a couple hints or nudges in the right direction it would be much appreciated :) :tongue: :smile:

    P.S: I am looking for some pretty rigorous text books, it would be a lot more helpful if it isn't sugar coated, it will set me up for success in calculus that much more.

    P.S.S: Books that lead up to university Calc-1 and Calc-2 would be lovely as well :)
     
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  3. Nov 28, 2013 #2

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  4. Nov 28, 2013 #3
    Thankyou for the quick reply my man! This is going to be quite the exciting journey, I get bored way to fast with the current stuff we are doing bleh. This math and beyond is way more intriguing and tickles my fancy.
     
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  5. Nov 28, 2013 #4

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    Good luck, I'd just like to add-don't skimp on the present by looking to the future.
     
  6. Dec 1, 2013 #5

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  7. Dec 1, 2013 #6
    Thankya for the links! The only problem I have with online textbooks is I dont have a hard copy, to me its a lot easier having a real physical text book in hand.

    As for that textbook by Hubbard would I read that after I read the text book from Anton ?
     
  8. Dec 1, 2013 #7

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    Yes.

    Its specifically designed for once you have grasped calculus at the level of Calculus BC in the US system, IB Math HL in an IB program, or if you are in Australia like I am, you did both math B and C (which is roughly equivalent to US Calc BC).

    Its so good it will take you to math well into upper division university subjects, and even graduate level with things like Lebesque integration and differential forms. I learnt Lebesque integration final year uni and differential forms by self study, but if you study Hubbards book you will have a truly wonderful foundation in calculus and analysis (analysis is calculus done carefully - sometimes called doing your epsilonics). Just as an aside when I did my degree you had to do analysis first year, but so many people hated it they removed it and it became a graduate level elective - which I always thought was a great pity.

    Thanks
    Bill
     
  9. Dec 16, 2013 #8
    That was my Calc 1 and Calc2 book my freshman year in college back in '98
     
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