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Calculus textbook options needed

  1. Nov 25, 2014 #1
    I'm Considering a few Calculus texts currently, by the following authors.
    1. Larson
    2. Stewart
    3. Anton
    4. Swokowski
    5. Rogawski
    6. Thomas
    7. Briggs
    I have read many reviews on Amazon but would prefer some feedback and opinions from more experienced readers and users of these books. Too many people at Amazon seem to mostly be disgruntled students who's opinions seem to be unreliable at best.

    I would love to hear any information on Calculus texts by these authors that can help me narrow down this list.
    Thanks for reading.
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  3. Nov 27, 2014 #2
    What level of Calculus?
  4. Nov 28, 2014 #3
    These are all beginning Calculus texts, for college Calc 1, 2, and 3 courses.
  5. Nov 28, 2014 #4
    The sixth one by Thomas is really good. Go for it.
  6. Dec 4, 2014 #5
    I've heard that Spivak is the best, but it's an extremely rigorous book.
    And it shouldn't be used for one's first approach to calculus.
  7. Dec 4, 2014 #6
    I learned from Thomas in the early 1970's in last year high school, with no background. Thomas is probably still good
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