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Instead, Calc 2 extends 1 by building upon integration and differentiation, for me it was about as difficult but really all you are doing is using algebraic tricks for making integrals easier to solve.

Multi-D is what it says and considers the idea integration and differentiation of functions of more than one variable. Multi-d tends to be taught with the many physics examples because the mathematics is ideal for solving a great deal. Additional concepts are really just vectors.

Differential Equations is not much like the others except for that you use integration and differentiation to solve many things, however it is heavy on algebra.

In short, advancement is not really a matter of any crazy new concepts or more complex problems, many are very simple yet require more work and the chance for error increases. Setting up some problems can be difficult in multi-d once you are doing triple integrals requiring polar substitution, and problems applying Green's and Stokes theorems can get a little difficult.

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okay, thank you, that is a great reply and what I was thinking.

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What level of calculus does Spivak's Calculus correspond to?

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Spivak is pretty crazy & unless math just flows like water for you I'd advise you to follow what Spivak says about his book being designed for students who have already completed the calculus sequence.

Don't just take my advice though, read the forums & see how highly it's praised & then see if my advice matters :tongue2:

I have Thomas & Weir Calculus & I must say it's only okay at best.

If I had the chance again, I**really** would have bought this astounding book:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0871503417/?tag=pfamazon01-20

It's only 50 cents!!!

I look in it & it clarifies so many things so quickly & so intuitively.

It is from the 80's, which means it doesn't assume your an idiot & has 30 questions per chapter that help instead of 100+ that nobody has time for.

Don't just take my advice though, read the forums & see how highly it's praised & then see if my advice matters :tongue2:

I have Thomas & Weir Calculus & I must say it's only okay at best.

If I had the chance again, I

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0871503417/?tag=pfamazon01-20

It's only 50 cents!!!

(well, not really because you have to pay for

postage too, but like $4 isn't bad!).

postage too, but like $4 isn't bad!).

I look in it & it clarifies so many things so quickly & so intuitively.

It is from the 80's, which means it doesn't assume your an idiot & has 30 questions per chapter that help instead of 100+ that nobody has time for.

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Ha, I have Swokowski's, took it when I was in high school. Never returned it.

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