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Posted August 3, 2010
Okay book, don't know how clear cal 3 books come...
Well, Calculus three is hard, no doubt about that and using this book didn't make it much easier for me. In any case, I really liked all the important formulae listed a the back of the book and you can just tear those sheets out if you choose to. They only have the some of the odd number answers which sucks and those are not in detail. It does not have enough proofs. It's not a very clear book, but if it is assigned to you by your professor and you have to do your homework from it, then you are essentially stuck with it. The only way I was able to sail through the class was by purchasing the student manual. Without it, i would have been lost! What I really recommend is taking the Cal 3 class with a great professor and/or having a fantastic TA. Good Luck!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 23, 2008
I picked up this book expecting never to open it again. I was pleasantly surprised at how good this book actually was at teaching concepts, better than some other books (which were very thorough, but too in depth to keep up with my course), some online aids (which weren't in depth enough), and my professor (who was in a bit of a hurry). After using two of Stewart's others books 'Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals Volumes 1 & 2', I expected that this book would be horrible. Either Stewart is far better at explaining more advanced topics, or I hadn't developed enough mathematical sense to understand how good the other books were (my teachers raved about them, though). My only complaints are these: 1. Some more in-depth proofs of some of the more difficult [to prove] theorems, or some insight as to how one might prove them would make the book better. 2. Sections should begin on a new page, not at the bottom of one so that one continually has to flip back and forth to see a theorem applied to a problem.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 18, 2008
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