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Lang or silverman or ?( intro calculus)

  1. Jul 3, 2013 #1
    I've just bought(and borrowed) these books :
    A first course in calculus by lang(621 pages but apparentely I've heard it lacks exercises(not enough))
    Essential Calculus with Applications by silverman(286 pages apparently very good exercises)
    or The calculus lifesaver by Banner(about the same size as lang's but more exercises)
    Calculus for the practical man (used by Feynman and only 289 pages)
    could you tell me objectively Which one would do for a 5-7 hours a day of self teaching for a month?
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  3. Jul 3, 2013 #2
    Not sure where you heard it, because it's not true. There are enough exercises. Besides, it's only a first course. You should take a more rigorous course anyway, whatever book you choose.

    I'd go for Lang.
  4. Jul 5, 2013 #3

    I've got the fifth edition of lang's book ,It has 621 pages I don't I can go through all of it in time(slow reader and not a lot of time)...I need something smaller and good can you suggest something? if it doesn't bother you can you make a quick review of essential calulus with applications by silverman, since you seem very knowledgeable about textbooks ,Please?...That's would helpful.
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