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Quote:Calculus is very hard to learn alone. Most books are very poor especialy if you want to use it for science.
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Quote:Calculus is very hard to learn alone. Most books are very poor especialy if you want to use it for science.However, some newer ones ever have student solution manuals to go with them. Try the Perry and Ellis series as their books tend to be good.
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Quote:There's a wonderful (and mercifully compact @235 pages) old paperback classic "Calculus Made Easy" by Silvanus Thompson. Although it was originally published way back in 1910, it's easily the most articulately understandable explanation of all the essential basics of what usually sprawls across two full semester classes. Though it's nearly a century old, the writing is fresh and clear enough that it could have been written yesterday; I owned the book for a year before I realized it wasn't something recently written.I particularly recommend Chapter 14 ("On True Compound Interest and the Law of Organic Growth") for the clearest explanation I've ever come across for why the transcendental number e arises naturally in the course of any sort of compounding growth, which is both quantitiatively rigorous and yet free of the dense, nearly incomprehensible gobbldeygook most mathematicians writing texts insist upon imposing on us (losing countless baffled, bored students in the process).ISBN #0-312-11410-9 (I have the third editition, printed in 1980).
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Quote:... Calculus by itself and as originally introduced by Newton and Leibnitz would only require a few pages to fully describe...Most calculus texts are an overview or review of things you learned in algebra, trig, and geometry with the concepts of calculus applied to them.... So as N.D. Tyson mentioned in one of his talks it's 3 pages of information with another few hundred of applications....it is the 'application' of calculus that folks find troublesome. They maybe weren't keen on algebra or trig and here are pages of nothing but...