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Re: Selfstudying calculus?
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Feb 26, 2010 10:30 PM


On 2/25/2010 8:38 PM, Raziel wrote: > Hello all, > I'm young (not that much, not that few) and I'm having problems at > learning at school. > I'm attending the high school, and I'm having most problems with limits > and function continuity. > > May someone advice me for a good book about calculus ? > > But, often legendary books gets publishied. Say, the K&R about the C > language... Isn't there anything like the K&R about maths ?
The "legendary" calculus text would be Apostol. It comes in two thick, dense, expensive, and thorough volumes. But if you don't already have some slight clue what's going on it might be overwhelming for selfteaching.
The Schaums Outline is a classic, in print since the early '60s, it's gotten legions of science and engineering students through calculus. It's not strong on theoryit teaches you how to drive the bus, not how it's built, with a very large number of solved problems.
There's a "Calculus for Dummies" that has a lot of positive feedback on Amazon. I haven't looked at it myself so can't comment on how good or bad it might be.
For a somewhat different approach, Keisler uses an extension of the reals to allow an approach using infinitesimalsit may confuse you completely or the different approach may give you just the piece you needin any case it's free for personal use <http://www.math.wisc.edu/~keisler/calc.html>.



