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Best Calculus Books Everyone Should Read

Our list of some of the best Calculus books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Calculus For Dummies (For Dummies (Math & Science)) (2016)

 Best Calculus Books Everyone Should ReadCalculus For Dummies, 2nd Edition makes calculus manageable—even if you’re one of the many students who sweat at the thought of it. By breaking down differentiation and integration into digestible concepts, this guide helps you build a stronger foundation with a solid understanding of the big ideas at work. This user-friendly math book leads you step-by-step through each concept, operation, and solution, explaining the “how” and “why” in plain English instead of math-speak. Through relevant instruction and practical examples, you’ll soon learn that real-life calculus isn’t nearly…
Author(s): Mark Ryan

2. Essential Calculus Skills Practice Workbook with Full Solutions (2018)

 Best Calculus Books Everyone Should ReadThe author, Chris McMullen, Ph.D., has over twenty years of experience teaching math skills to physics students. He prepared this comprehensive workbook (with full solutions to every problem) to share his strategies for mastering calculus. This workbook covers a variety of , including: The goal of this workbook isn’t to cover every possible topic from calculus, but to focus on the most essential skills needed to apply calculus to other subjects, such as physics or engineering. #11,516 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2 in Children’s Advanced Math Books #10 in Calculus (Books)…
Author(s): Chris McMullen

3. Calculus: An Intuitive and Physical Approach (Second Edition) (Dover Books on Mathematics) (1998)

 Best Calculus Books Everyone Should ReadApplication-oriented introduction relates the subject as closely as possible to science. In-depth explorations of the derivative, the differentiation and integration of the powers of x, and theorems on differentiation and antidifferentiation lead to a definition of the chain rule and examinations of trigonometric functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, techniques of integration, polar coordinates, much more. Clear-cut explanations, numerous drills, illustrative examples. 1967 edition. Solution guide available upon request. #16,671 in Books…
Author(s): Morris Kline

4. Calculus in 5 Hours: Concepts Revealed so You Don’t Have to Sit Through a Semester of Lectures (2017)

 Best Calculus Books Everyone Should ReadStudents often struggle to understand Calculus and get through their first Calculus course. And to make things worse, many popular textbooks reach a whopping 1,000 pages to introduce this crucial subject, needlessly frustrating and overwhelming students. Calculus in 5 Hours develops the confidence you need in approximately 124 pages.You may not realize it, but you're smarter than you think you are. The problem is that assigned textbooks give exhaustive explanations of every proof and theorem in Calculus. But too many details can impair learning – especially when you're learning something for the first time -…
Author(s): Dennis Jarecke

5. AP Calculus AB Lecture Notes: Calculus Interactive Lectures Vol.1 (2014)

 Best Calculus Books Everyone Should ReadThis book reflects the recent changes in the College Board requirements for 2020 AP Calculus AB exam. It contains the slides printouts of all the Powerpoint presentations on topics covered by the entire Calculus AB curriculum and tested on the AB Exam. These Lecture Notes can be used for both review and learning, and are a perfect fit for every student no matter their current knowledge of Calculus. Every example and every lesson targets a specific skill or formula. With this book, you will have every concept you need to know at the tip of your fingers. These…
Author(s): Rita Korsunsky

6. Functions Modeling Change: A Preparation for Calculus (2015)

 Best Calculus Books Everyone Should ReadThe fifth edition of helps instructors motivate concepts, and students develop critical thinking skills. Functions Modeling Change, 5th edition, is designed to accomplish the main goals of the Precalculus course: to build a solid mathematical foundation and prepare students for Calculus. The authors achieve this by focusing on a small number of key topics, thereby emphasizing depth of understanding rather than breadth of coverage. Functions Modeling Change, 5th edition, presents each function symbolically, numerically, graphically and verbally (the Rule of Four). Additionally, a large number of real-world…
Author(s): Eric Connally, Deborah Hughes-Hallett, et al.

7. The Cartoon Guide to Calculus (Cartoon Guide Series) (2011)

 Best Calculus Books Everyone Should Read“In Gonick’s work, clever design and illustration make complicated ideas or insights strikingly clear.”—New York Times Book ReviewLarry Gonick, master cartoonist, former Harvard instructor, and creator of the New York Times bestselling, Harvey Award-winning Cartoon Guide series now does for calculus what he previously did for science and history: making a complex subject comprehensible, fascinating, and fun through witty text and light-hearted graphics. Gonick’s The Cartoon Guide to Calculus is a refreshingly humorous, remarkably thorough guide to general calculus that, like…
Author(s): Larry Gonick

8. The Calculus Lifesaver: All the Tools You Need to Excel at Calculus (Princeton Lifesaver Study Guides) (2007)

 Best Calculus Books Everyone Should ReadFor many students, calculus can be the most mystifying and frustrating course they will ever take. The Calculus Lifesaver provides students with the essential tools they need not only to learn calculus, but to excel at it. All of the material in this user-friendly study guide has been proven to get results. The book arose from Adrian Banner’s popular calculus review course at Princeton University, which he developed especially for students who are motivated to earn A’s but get only average grades on exams. The complete course will be available for free on the Web in a…
Author(s): Adrian Banner

9. AP Calculus: With 8 Practice Tests (Barron’s Test Prep) (2019)

 Best Calculus Books Everyone Should ReadWritten by experienced teachers who know the test, this edition features: #5,689 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #24 in AP Test Guides #3 in Calculus (Books) #16 in Teen & Young Adult Advanced Placement Study Aids Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Donovan M.S., Dennis , Bock M.S., David, et al.

10. Learn Calculus Quickly: The Complete Guide To Easily Master Calculus in 100 Solved Equations! (2019)

 Best Calculus Books Everyone Should ReadThe Complete Guide To Break Down CalculusThe Calculus study guide contains three basic sections: The Limits section covers slope and linear equations, tangent lines, the definition of a limit, and evaluating limit functions.The Derivative section covers differentiation rules for polynomial functions, trigonometric functions, rational functions, exponential functions, radical functions, and the natural logarithmic functions. It also includes the Product Rule, the Quotient Rule, and the Chain Rule, first and second derivatives, and partial derivatives.The Integration section covers the…
Author(s): Math Wizo

Best Calculus Books Everyone Should Read

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Author(s): James Stewart
ID: 2792318, Publisher: Brooks/Cole, Year: c1999., Size: 202 Mb, Format: pdf

Dynamic optimization: the calculus of variations and optimal control in economics and management

Author(s): Morton I. Kamien and Nancy L. Schwartz.
ID: 2518790, Publisher: North-Holland, Year: c1991., Size: 14 Mb, Format: pdf

Fundamental Theories and Their Applications of the Calculus of Variations

Author(s): Dazhong Lao, Shanshan Zhao
ID: 2729077, Publisher: Springer, Year: 2021, Size: 8 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to Washington Post, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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