Calculus Gilbert Strang s Calculus textbook is ideal both as a course companion and for self study The author has a direct style His book presents detailed and intensive explanations Many diagrams and key exam

Gilbert Strang s Calculus textbook is ideal both as a course companion and for self study The author has a direct style His book presents detailed and intensive explanations Many diagrams and key examples are used to aid understanding, as well as the application of calculus to physics and engineering and economics The text is well organized, and it covers single variabGilbert Strang s Calculus textbook is ideal both as a course companion and for self study The author has a direct style His book presents detailed and intensive explanations Many diagrams and key examples are used to aid understanding, as well as the application of calculus to physics and engineering and economics The text is well organized, and it covers single variable and multivariable calculus in depth An instructor s manual and student guide are available online at http ocw.mit ans7870 resources Strang.

This is one of the single most dangerous books you can give a young, high school student. If you want him to spend his youth reading about differential equations in his room while the other kids play basketball, his college days pouring over Abelian groups and Poisson distributions while others play beer pong and lip sync to 80s music, and his professional life among a community of people studying something so far removed from most people's lives that there are less than two dozen people with wh [...]

This book is amazing. And I got it for free from the MIT website, where I found it while watching some videos trying to brush up on polar coordinates and hyperbolic integrals (Don't ask why I am such a geek =))After I worked through my problem, I circled back and began reading the book. And I was amazed at the clarity of the text. It is officially the second best calculus textbook I've seen -- the best was a Dover book that I found in college by Morris Klein. Strang makes the concepts behind the [...]

Gilbert Strang is extremely competent and this is reflected in the content of this book. A caveat would be that at places I would say he is TOO competent, since some of the (seemingly) trivial steps and proofs were at a pace where I began to struggle. Fortunately, Khan Academy and Strang's own courses at MIT OCW stepped in and did what this book did not. The breadth of application and theory is also astonishing. The same with the number of exercises. This is good because Strang will make coheren [...]

AB-SO-LUTE-LY NOT.I wanted to love this book. Seriously. It's free -- it's easy to download -- there are supplementary materials. But I cannot imagine a worse book to learn calculus from: conversational to the point that it's ludicrous, convoluted problems, confusing text, and relying heavily on theory rather than practice. Maybe you can understand this if you have taken calculus before. I haven't. We are using this book in my class this year and I have not found a single individual who thinks t [...]

The Math book. Here you'll find everything you need to teach yourself the basics of calculus (single-multi), period. With this wonderful textbook I had been able to cover most of the materials of calculus in about ten days of organized work, with a strong background obviously.You don't need so many tips in order to enjoy this masterpiece, just take your time and do as much exercises as you prefer!

Good for what it is -- aimed at developing the intuition of calculus rather than the analytical grit. Even so, I give it a 4 mainly because it's also free. On the other hand, Lang's treatment of calculus (only a skim) is at the same level, but is more focused on the mathematics, which I think would have served me better had I known about it before.