Calculus

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 8, 2006 - Mathematics - 670 pages
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Spivak's celebrated textbook is widely held as one of the finest introductions to mathematical analysis. His aim is to present calculus as the first real encounter with mathematics: it is the place to learn how logical reasoning combined with fundamental concepts can be developed into a rigorous mathematical theory rather than a bunch of tools and techniques learned by rote. Since analysis is a subject students traditionally find difficult to grasp, Spivak provides leisurely explanations, a profusion of examples, a wide range of exercises and plenty of illustrations in an easy-going approach that enlightens difficult concepts and rewards effort. Calculus will continue to be regarded as a modern classic, ideal for honours students and mathematics majors, who seek an alternative to doorstop textbooks on calculus, and the more formidable introductions to real analysis.
  

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User Review  - Thomas - Goodreads

This is a very good introduction to calculus and higher mathematics. Unlike most other calculus textbooks on the market, it does not burden the reader with mathematical topics that are inessential and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

A solid text and reference on the topic. Were I to want to re-learn calculus, I'd start here. Read full review

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