Courant vs Apostol

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Hi! I was looking for a Calculus textbook to buy and was debating between Courant and Apostol. I was planning on reading Spivak parallel to one of these. My question is does Apostol cover more material than Courant does or are they practically the same. Sorry if this has already been asked, I was unable to find the thread.! Thank you so much!
 

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vanhees71
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I don't know the other calculus books, but Courant's book is great. It's worth reading anyway!
 
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My preference is Apostol. Truthfully, if you manage to work through most of either one, you will know alot of calculus. Both are terrific. Courant has plenty of applications. Apostol has good problems.
 
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I lean towards Courant, but I know others who prefer Apostol.
 
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in my view, all are excellent. courant is old fashioned and charming, spivak is modern and fun, apostol is very meticulous and scholarly.
 
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