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I am a physics student and for our first year we have a choice of 2 books for calculas:

Thomas' Calculas 12th edition

George B. Thomas

Calculus : A Complete Course 7th edition

Robert A. Adams

Our teacher says that Thomas' Calculas is simpler, and Amazon reviews for thepreviousversions of Calculus : A Complete Course say that it is overly simplified and dosen't explain proofs in full, so it is more suited for engineer majors; I don't know about the seventh edition. I have some background in Calculas as well (complex limits, riemann integrals, complex numbers, curves, Discrete Maths etc), but I still hate the words 'obviously' 'it is easy to understand that' etc.

Science and math is based on proof, is it not?

As Einstien once said: "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

Thanks in advance

trujafar

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# Thomas' Calculus or Calculus : A Complete Course (Adams) ?

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