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Calculus Book for high school calculus

  1. Jul 9, 2015 #1
    I am doing precalculus by 'Carl Stitz' and 'Jeff Zeager'. It's a pretty good book. Every tiny thing is touched and explained for a topic. I want a similar book for calculus for high school where every tiny detail is explained because i am learning calculus by myself.
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  3. Jul 9, 2015 #2


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    I think you are from India and probably have little access to books. And the books you have access to like Apostol and Piskunov are totally wrong. Probably the only one any good that I think you will have access to is Lang's "A First Course in Calculus", also called "Short Calculus". It will have all the detail you need.

    If you have good internet, I would recommend the MIT OCW course 18.01SC which is meant for high schoolers.
  4. Jul 11, 2015 #3
    I would recommend Thomas Calculus. We used it in high school and it was comprehensive. It lists out all the theorems and examples are very detailed and thought-provoking. It is also used in half of the Ivy League schools (the other half use Stewart I believe). I was able to get a 5 on the BC exam largely due to using Thomas and exempt Calculus III using it as well. You can't go wrong with either Thomas or Stewart.

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