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Hi, can anyone suggest a good book to suppplement the video lectures ?
 2 years ago
 2 years ago
Hi, can anyone suggest a good book to suppplement the video lectures ?
 2 years ago
 2 years ago

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Peter10Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
You probably already know about this, but if not: http://math.mit.edu/classes/18.01/ That's the class page that corresponds to this course. They recommend George F. Simmons, Calculus with Analytic Geometry, 2nd edition on there. That's too expensive for me to buy now though lol. You can go here http://web.mit.edu/catalog/degre.intro.html and see the all the courses and their actual class pages, for whichever OCW program you're studying. I think there should be all the recommended books and other materials on those pages. Hope I something in what I wrote was useful, and not all just obvious stuff you know already lol. I'm new to this OCW, so I just wrote out what I understand so far. Peter.
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HalPriBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
One of the MIT links is to a free online textbook by Gilbert Strang. Also, in case you haven't checked, used bookstores are awash in cheap calculus textbooks, some of which are quite good. I found one by Salas and Hille which I like very much, for around ten dollars. And I recently saw a new paperback in my local Barnes and Noble, called "Calculus Lifesaver", for around $20. It is intended as a supplement, and is full of extended explanations and examples of things that give people trouble in calculus.
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alistairBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I have looked at the downloadable Strang textbook, but found the print quality very poor and difficult to read.
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JoshingYuBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
There is an online resource called Kahn Academy which has a pretty good detailed description of just about everything associated with Calc.
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JoshingYuBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Its free and you don't have to sign up for anything.
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FreeTraderBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Here is a link to Prof. Gilbert Strang's textbook. I like it a lot. http://ocw.mit.edu/resources/res18001calculusonlinetextbookspring2005/
 2 years ago

bluesBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
If you don't want to go the Strang route, "Single Variable Calculus" by Stewart worked well for me.
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tonesBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
"Calculus" by Michael Spivac is another excellent option
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