I'm looking to buy an undergraduate Calculus textbook, mostly for self-studying, since I'm currently in high school.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I've been looking on here and on amazon for some texts, and the books by Larson seem to be pretty good. However, there's two books which seem to cover almost the exact same thing: the book simply called "Calculus" and the one called "Calculus: Early Transcendental Functions". I was wondering if anyone knew what the difference was between these. I've seen some other calculus textbooks have this distinction as well.

If anyone's interested, here are the links to the google books version of these texts:

Calculus:

http://books.google.ca/books?id=Xn9...&resnum=1&ved=0CBgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

Calculus: Early Transcendental Functions:

http://books.google.ca/books?id=9ue...r&dq=calculus+larson&cd=2#v=onepage&q&f=false

Just by looking at the table of contents, they seem to have the exact same material, and even looking at the first few pages, they seem to be the same word for word.

Thanks for your help!

EDIT: Oh, also, I was wondering if there are generally significant changes to the textbook in different editions. The older version is a lot cheaper, so I think I much rather get that one, rather than spend over a hundred on a new one if theres no new material. Sorry if these questions seem really basic; this is my first time buying a university level textbook. Thanks :)

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# Difference between Larson's Calculus

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