I have a relatively simple question to ask anyone so inclined to give me an answer. I recently finished self teaching pre-calculus with the text Algebra and Trigonometry, by Beecher, Penna, and Bittinger, which is an excellent self study text I might add. The book I have chosen to graduate onto is, as you can probably guess, Calculus, by Larson, Hostetler, and Edwards. My question, before I delve right in is, would this text be a good book to start learning calculus with every intention of graduating from community college to major in physics at a university? My long term intent is to develope a very solid base in mathematics before I start on the road toward a physics degree, and I am not sure if there is another standard of mathematical technique I am missing in my preparations for the graduate curriculum. For the most part, time is on my side, I do not feel the need to rush into things, and very much want to have a deeper understanding of the physical concepts, insofar as math is concerned, at least, which is why I am self studying before taking further 'qualified learning' (in order to avoid the concurrent math-physics stuggle). Any suggestions about this would be much appreciated, thanks.