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Single Variable Calculus

3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  95 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
This edition of James Stewart's best-selling calculus book has been revised with the consistent dedication to excellence that has characterized all his books. Stewart's Calculus is successful throughout the world because he explains the material in a way that makes sense to a wide variety of readers. His explanations make ideas come alive, and his problems challenge, to re ...more
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Published by Thomson Brooks/Cole (first published January 1st 1991)
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Sam (Spines in a Line)
I used this for my calculus classes. The author has his own way of going through questions, so it really depends on the teacher which way is acceptable. This was a required text, but for the most part it seemed to be a good teaching. It was nice to get a second opinion on topics and go more in-depth. Probably recommend to those taking a class, because without instruction it's a tougher read.
Craig
Oct 16, 2008 Craig rated it it was amazing
Cracking read if you want to learn calculus in a practical, holistic, straightforward way. I've spent many hours brooding over the pages of this book teaching myself mathematics. Difficult going--but worth a try if you feel that way inclined.
Kaela
Jan 24, 2011 Kaela rated it liked it
I like math, but one can only like a math book so much... but, I felt this book (in addition to my amazing teacher of course) prepared me very well for the AP calculus exam so I think it deserves to be rated with at least a 3!
Gavin
Jan 29, 2016 Gavin rated it really liked it
I actually enjoy Stewart's Single Variable Calculus quite a bit. It approaches problems intuitively, has plenty of applications, and serves as a nice reference. 4/5.
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I don't like Stewart's style. Maybe it's just all the hand-waving done at this stage in the game, or maybe it really is his style. Either way, I learned the material.
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James Stewart is a professor of mathematics and a violinist. He has written a number of textbooks, notably on calculus.

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