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Books to master pre college calculus

  1. May 31, 2012 #1
    suggest books to master olympiad level calculus
    I have knowledge of all the basic integration,applications of derivatives, differentiation, limits continuity derivability & everything that a high school student should know but still I am having problems in solving olympiad level questions( can occasionally solve those olympiad problems). And Iwant to master in pre college calculus.
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  3. May 31, 2012 #2


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    Hey simpy and welcome to the forums.

    I think I have a good book for you.

    It was written by Terrance Tao who is a professor at UCLA who went pretty well in this kind of environment (Math Olympiad). He wrote a book on problem solving that seems right up your alley:

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    I recommend reading Professor Tao's preface to the second edition at that link. It seems he wrote that book at the age of 15. Not that it isn't excellent for the OP's purpose, but he points out that it necessarily contains none of the insights of the mathematician he is now.
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