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Need Recommendation(s) for Calc Book(s)

  1. Mar 8, 2012 #1
    Hi,
    I'm a second-year physics major, and I'm really being held back by a lack of expertise in calculus.
    The problem I am having is that I took AP Calc A, B and C in high school during the latter half of my junior year and my entire senior year. I have now either forgotten what I learned (not as much the problem) or my teacher simply skipped or skimmed the material as it was not important for the AP. I got a 5 on the AP, and I was able to skip Calc 1 and 2 in college, which now in hindsight was a mistake.
    The biggest weakness for me (I think) is differential equations. Specifically, with problems involving resistive forces. We also completely skipped hyperbolic trig functions. This semester, my lack of expertise in intermediate mechanics is hurting, and last semester it made E&M difficult as well.

    I really need a text book (or some sort of review book - maybe Schaum's?) that can help me become better at Calculus. I'm pretty solid on Calc 3 as I took that at my University. I need help more with single variable calculus, which would be the first two semesters of college calculus. Any recommendations would be really appreciated as I love physics but the math might cause me to fail out of the major.

    Oh, and having the solution manual would really help so that I could check my answers and work.

    Thanks!
    -Walter
     
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