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[Math/Calculus] Which book to use first?

  1. Jun 22, 2014 #1
    Hello,

    I just finished A-Levels (high school) and I bought two maths books to study over summer.

    I got Spivak's Calculus and "A Course of Pure Mathematics" by G.H.Hardy.

    With which book should I start? Or should I learn from them simultaneously?


    Regards,

    NeoXx
     
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  3. Jun 22, 2014 #2
    If you're set to choose between these two, I'd probably go for "A Course of Pure Mathematics" first. Spivak's book is considered to be a very hard book to go through.
     
  4. Jun 24, 2014 #3
    Thanks.
     
  5. Jun 24, 2014 #4

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    I'm not convinced that Hardy's book is a good book. If you find it isn't so good, look for another. Spivak is good but don't take it too seriously, be prepared to skip a few problems or to read more about topics online (if you need to I mean).
     
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