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Self Learn Calculus Question

  1. Jan 14, 2010 #1
    Hi everyone,

    I am teaching myself calculus from Spivak's book.
    I am wondering if it is necessary to do all or 1/2 of the problems in the book to gain a good understanding of calculus.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Jan 14, 2010 #2

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    Do as many as you can. The more you do, the better you understand.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2010 #3
    The thing is though, is that many of the problems require writing proofs, which I am absolutely terrible at. Can anyone point me towards any good threads? Ive already read https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=166996 but im still very weak.
     
  5. Feb 7, 2010 #4
    Thanks for the above link, I hope it helps me.

    I found this set of books which looks like it would help a lot.

    If you go ahead and use it please post here & tell me how it's going for you.

    I'm too busy right now to read this but I will in a while, it looks like it'd help me out with Spivak but I could be wrong.

    From the description;

    Here is a quote from another book on this site, the author has condensed the book into an intro for his Real Analysis book;

    Here is the link to the book he is talking about,

    http://www.trillia.com/zakon1.html
     
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