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How Does Fitzpatrick Compare to Spivak?

  1. Apr 22, 2013 #1


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    Hi all, I'll be taking analysis in the fall, and I would like to do some preparation for the course over the summer. It's pretty clear that this forum recommends Spivak's Calculus text as the ideal for such a task, but I'm wondering how it compares to Patrick Fitzpatrick's Advanced Calculus, because that will be the text that will be used in my analysis course.

    If the two are comparable, I'd obviously prefer to just purchase and study out of the Fitzpatrick text, since we'll be using it anyway, but if Spivak's exposition is just on another level and will really help me in further analysis-based courses down the road, I wouldn't mind having to purchase both.
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