There are two textbooks each of calculus and physics which interest me. I am almost finished Stewart's Precalculus, which I have spent countless hundreds of hours on over these last couple of months in autodidactic zeal; and I am intent upon doing over a calculus textbook before moving on to physics. I make sure to answer correctly at least 50% of the questions in the book, which is probably about 90% of what I attempt. The state of my mathematical education prior to three months thence was abysmal. I do not give up, and I do not care for ease. I want what is best, but also accessible to my level. There are two calculus books which appeal to me: Stewart's, which I feel is probably the best to go with after having completed his precursor text; and Larson's, which, as I browse through it, gives me a faintly stronger appeal - that and the auxiliary resources that accompany Larson's. Ultimately, my intention is to go on to either Young & Freedman's University Physics with Modern Physics Technology, or perhaps Bauer & Westfall's University Physics with Modern Physics; thus I should prefer that the calculus book recommended be the most suitable for going on to whichever physics text you would also suggest. I am also open to ideas regarding other legitimate alternatives, my primary criterion being that each chapter should abound in examples with which I might hone my skill. Zaqiqu thanks you for your contributions to his long-lasting internal debate. If you go and take the field of an enemy, the enemy will come and take your field.