PRECALCULUS & CALCULUS BOOKS

CALCULUS BOOKS ON RESERVE AT THE LIBRARY!

• SWOKOWSKI CLASSIC EDITION (5TH EDITION) - 2 COPIES

This is returning as the standard Calculus I - II - III textbook at Mesa.

• LARSON (OLD 6TH EDITION) - 1 COPY

This book may be much clearer to students, though some mathematical rigor is sacrificed.

YOU MAY BORROW THESE FOR TWO HOURS AT A TIME.

MATH 141: PRECALCULUS / PRECALCULUS REVIEW

GOOD BUT EXPENSIVE NEW TEXTBOOK: LARSON.

OLDER EDITIONS ARE CHEAPER AND WORK JUST AS WELL FOR OUR CLASS. TRY: http://www.amazon.com and http://www.ebay.com

PROBLEM BOOKS ARE VERY CHEAP. TRY SCHAUM’S.

1) SCHAUM'S OUTLINE OF PRECALCULUS: SUMMARIES AND PROBLEMS

2) PRECALCULUS MATHEMATICS IN A NUTSHELL: A HIGHLY EFFICIENT AND COMPRESSED REVIEW

3) PRECALCULUS VIDEOS

Standard Deviants:

Also:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1573850101/qid=1104702503/sr=8-11/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i4_xgl27/104-8517220-9391934?v=glance&s=video&n=507846

MATH 150/151/252 TEXTBOOK

The standard calculus text at Mesa is Swokowski’s Classic (5th) Edition, which is returning after our experiment with Thomas. Check with the college bookstore. Two copies are on reserve at the library. I am trying to make the textbook optional in my own sections.

Classic Swokowski Student Solutions Manual, Volume 1:

FREE ELECTRONIC CALCULUS BOOK!

• Free Electronic Calculus Book with Exercises (answers in the back)!

"Infinitesimal approach" by [Robinson and] Keisel

ALTERNATE CALCULUS TEXTBOOKS

1) LARSON: VERY CLEAR, IF SOMETIMES IMPRECISE

Web sites:

8th edition:

2) STEWART: VARIOUS VERSIONS, OFTEN USED AT UCSD AND SDSU; OPINIONS VARY WIDELY ON THIS BOOK. GOOD FOR CALC III

CHEAP PAPERBACK GUIDES

MATH 150

1) HOW TO ACE CALCULUS IS AT THE BOOKSTORE. A GREAT INFORMAL (AND CHEAP) PAPERBACK!

Excerpts:

2) THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO CALCULUS

MATH 150 / 151 OVERVIEW AND REVIEW

CALCULUS FOR THE FORGETFUL

Nice, short and cheap summary of Calc I and II. Tell me what you think; I have a copy you can look at:

• 2) ABOVE has info on sequences and series.

CALCULUS FOR DUMMIES:

MATH 151 / 252

4) HOW TO ACE THE REST OF CALCULUS IS AT THE BOOKSTORE. A GREAT INFORMAL (AND CHEAP) PAPERBACK!

Excerpts from the prequel, How to Ace Calculus [Calculus I] (See Book 1) above):

MATH 252

5) DIV, GRAD, CURL, AND ALL THAT: AN INFORMAL TEXT ON VECTOR CALCULUS

This is a popular, intermediate-level "follow-up" book that is highly recommended if you are interested in understanding why formulas work or if you are going to study electrostatics or fluid dynamics. It is not, however, recommended if you are just beginning to learn vector calculus; it is better for consolidating theory and concepts and for extending them to physical applications.

CHEAP SUMMARY AND/OR PROBLEM BOOKS

You really do learn calculus through doing problems.

MATH 150 / 151 / 252

1) SCHAUM'S OUTLINE OF CALCULUS: SUMMARIES AND PROBLEMS

(may have errors; omits Vector Calculus)

2) 3,000 SOLVED PROBLEMS IN CALCULUS

3) THE CALCULUS PROBLEM SOLVER (REA)

MATH 151 / 252 (MAYBE NOT AS GOOD FOR 150)

4) SCHAUM'S OUTLINE OF ADVANCED CALCULUS: SUMMARIES AND PROBLEMS

MATH 252

5) SCHAUM'S OUTLINE OF VECTOR ANALYSIS: SUMMARIES AND PROBLEMS

MATH 252: CALCULUS III RECOMMENDED READING

• 1) GREAT TEXTBOOK ON ADVANCED CALCULUS

(Advanced Calculus by Kaplan; great book for math majors)

• 2) GEOMETRY OF VECTORS; NEW IDEAS

(Geometrical Vectors by Weinreich; advanced text for math buffs)

• 3) HISTORY OF VECTOR ANALYSIS

(A History of Vector Analysis by Crowe)

This book goes pretty deeply into the subject. For math history buffs. Cheap!

MATH 255: DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

• Classic (and cheap) book on the market that fills in lots of details (maybe better for more advanced study): Tenenbaum and Pollard … http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0486649407/qid=1138045541/sr=8-2/ref=pd_bbs_2/104-7514554-3593561?n=507846&s=books&v=glance