I'm looking for an introductory calculus book. I am thinking about purchasing serge Lang's:

Would this be a good self study book? Or would you suggest others. Im looking for a book with a good balance between proofs and examples. I want the exercises though to concentrate on applied math, so no proving in the exercises.

BTW. I looked through the table of context of serge's book and I could not find anything about Newton's method or le hopital rules, indeterminate forms etc. ( I don't know what they are but i just noticed that other textbooks seemed to contain these concepts) this brings questions about the comprehensiveness of the text.

Thus, which would you recommend:

A First course in Calculus Serge Lang

Calculus: A New Horizon by Howard Anton

Calculus and Analytic Geometry by George B. Thomas, Ross L. Finney

thanks

**A First course in Calculus.**Would this be a good self study book? Or would you suggest others. Im looking for a book with a good balance between proofs and examples. I want the exercises though to concentrate on applied math, so no proving in the exercises.

BTW. I looked through the table of context of serge's book and I could not find anything about Newton's method or le hopital rules, indeterminate forms etc. ( I don't know what they are but i just noticed that other textbooks seemed to contain these concepts) this brings questions about the comprehensiveness of the text.

Thus, which would you recommend:

A First course in Calculus Serge Lang

Calculus: A New Horizon by Howard Anton

Calculus and Analytic Geometry by George B. Thomas, Ross L. Finney

thanks

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