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Hello, I'm trying to learn calculus, what books would you recommend?
For a beginner.
For a beginner.
I corrected it.phinds said:"Question" is possibly the worst subject line you could have used. I suggest changing it to "question about calculus books".
I also suggest a forum search since that question has been asked here numerous times.
Here you can find books of all kinds for free:Manuel Cardoso said:Hello, I'm trying to learn calculus, what books would you recommend?
For a beginner.
You beat me to it.malawi_glenn said:Depends on what you already know. Do you know precalc and trig?
This site has some free online books on algebra, trig, precalc and calculus.
https://openstax.org/subjects
You could start with say "precalc 2e" and glance through the table of contents to see if you know all of that first.
Here are some recent threads regarding calculus book recomendations
https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/textbooks-for-calculus-learning.1016728/
https://www.physicsforums.com/threa...et-standard-vs-early-transcendentals.1017424/
https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/i-need-calculus-book-recommendations-please.1014807/
https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/james-stewart-calculus-replacement.1016248/
Don't misguide young enthusiasts! It may help to watch movies like Khan Academy from time to time, but they are not a substitute for working actively (!) through good textbooks, and high-school books are rarely good books unfortunately. When I was at high school picking up a book on "mathematics for engineers" was a revelation, because all of a sudden I understood, why the "math" taught at school in fact works and that one can understand it. I'd thus recommend to look for these kind of books, i.e., math books for introductory university courses but not necessarily for mathematicians. The latter you can read, when you get interested in the more formal aspects but it's not so easy to get used to this mathematical rigor without having some intuitive ideas what the whole thing is about.jedishrfu said:In truth though, look into Khan Academy and work through the videos on Algebra, Trigonometry, Precalc and Calculus then use any good Calculus book as a supplement.
There are also high school AP and IB study books for Calculus which you can use as supplements.
Sorry I'm new here. Thank you to everyone who responded (can't reply to everyone, but thank you all)phinds said:"Question" is possibly the worst subject line you could have used. I suggest changing it to "question about calculus books".
I also suggest a forum search since that question has been asked here numerous times.
Listen to the good advice given, but here's the deal. This will be intellectually the hardest thing you have done, so don't be discouraged. It may be intellectually the most rewarding thing you have ever done so prepare to celebrate. In any event it will be worth the effort.Manuel Cardoso said:Hello, I'm trying to learn calculus, what books would you recommend?
For a beginner.
I had an applied course. Learned the most important things, namely matrix arithmetic and linear solving, etc. which is useful for my programmingmathwonk said:actually i think most of the earlier replies are pretty spot on for a beginner to calculus, and many are free. it is always of course a good idea to preview a book in a library before buying it.
Mr mayhem, if you still need a linear algebra book, there are many free ones recommended in various places here as well.
Calculus is a branch of mathematics that deals with the study of change and motion. It is important for a 14 year old physics enthusiast because it provides a deeper understanding of the fundamental concepts in physics, such as velocity, acceleration, and forces.
Yes, a calculus book can be appropriate for a 14 year old physics enthusiast. As long as the book is written in a clear and understandable language and includes relevant examples and applications, it can be a valuable resource for learning calculus.
Having a strong math background can certainly be helpful, but it is not necessary to understand a calculus book at 14 years old. As long as you have a basic understanding of algebra and geometry, you should be able to follow along and learn from a calculus book.
A calculus book can help a 14 year old improve their understanding of physics by providing a more advanced and in-depth understanding of key concepts, such as derivatives and integrals. It can also help with problem-solving skills and critical thinking, which are essential for success in physics.
There are many great calculus books available for 14 year old physics enthusiasts. Some popular options include "Calculus for the Practical Man" by J.E. Thompson, "Calculus Made Easy" by Silvanus P. Thompson, and "Calculus: Early Transcendentals" by James Stewart. It is important to choose a book that aligns with your learning style and level of understanding.