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Good multivariable calculus book?

  1. Sep 9, 2007 #1
    hey everybody,

    I'm currently using the book Multivariable Calculus by james stewart 6E and i have to say... it SUCKS. SUCKS just like his single variable calculus book that we are forced to by at university.

    So I really need a good book, which one would you guys recommend?
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  3. Sep 9, 2007 #2
    Consider Vector Calculus by Marsden and Tromba

    Edit: Stewart is not a bad book, save the lack of rigor...
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  5. Sep 9, 2007 #4

    Chris Hillman

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    Can you be more specific about what you dislike in the book you cited (with which I am not familiar)? In lieu of that information, I'll just toss out two books I think might be generally useful, or which are at least not the book you dislike :wink:

    Kaplan, Advanced Calculus is probably not too bad if you just want to learn to work computations.

    IMO, one of the all-around best "mathematical methods" books (covers usual vector calculus, plus complex variables, ODEs, PDEs) is Mary L. Boas, Mathematical Methods In The Physical Sciences, Wiley, 2006.
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2007
  6. Sep 9, 2007 #5
    Is there anything else you need besides volume 2 of Apostol?
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