Calculus book between Stewart & Spivak levels

In summary, the conversation discusses the search for calculus books that fall between the level of Stewart/Thomas and Spivak/Courant/Apostol. Some suggestions for such books include Keisler's book, Buck's book, Edwards and Penney 1st edition, Lipman Bers Calculus, Courant, Lang, Cruse, and Granberg. The conversation also mentions that while Spivak is rigorous, it may not be as approachable as Apostol when learning calculus.
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Hi,
Are there calculus books that lie between Stewart (or Thomas) level and Spivak (Courant/Apostol) level?
Thanks.
 
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One has to guess at your definition of "between", but some candidates I would mention include Edwards and Penney 1st edition (1982), Lipman Bers Calculus, and in fact Courant, and maybe Lang, also Cruse and Granberg. early editions in all cases. (when you say "Thomas" or "Stewart", you know you are including many very different editions, hence very different books). Basic advice: go to a university library, sit in stacks and browse calculus books.

https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=edwards and penney&bi=0&bx=off&cm_sp=SearchF-_-Advs-_-Result&ds=30&recentlyadded=all&rollup=on&sortby=17&sts=t&tn=calculus&xdesc=off&xpod=off

https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-home-_-Results&an=cruse, granberg

https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?kn=lipman bers calculus&sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-topnav-_-Results

https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?kn=serge lang calculus&sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-topnav-_-Results

https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?kn=richard courant calculus&sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-topnav-_-Results
 
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While rigorous, Apostol can actually be used to learn calculus by itself, unlike Spivak, which makes it much more approachable.
 
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AfterSunShine said:
Hi,
Are there calculus books that lie between Stewart (or Thomas) level and Spivak (Courant/Apostol) level?
Thanks.
Edwin E. Moise: Calculus. It is closer to Courant imo.
 
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