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|1||A Library of Functions||1|
|2||Key Concept: The Derivative||87|
|3||Key Concept: The Definite Integral||145|
|4||Short-Cuts to Differentiation||189|
|5||Using the Derivative||239|
|8||Using the Definite Integral||375|
|9||Approximations and Series||425|
|Answers to Odd Numbered Problems||623|
Posted April 27, 2005
I don't think I have ever hated a book this much, and I have taken my fair share of boring, dull, redundant classes in my life, but this book tops them all for how horrible and useless a book can be. I would not recommend this book to anyone, especially if you are trying to teach yourself it, the book contradicts itself, is repetitive, and has mistakes, along with being generally unclear and for lack of a better word, boring. And I'm a math major, so it¿s not like I hate math, I'll be doing it for a living, I just hate the book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 26, 2003
Having worked with the second edition, Hughes and friends have taken a turn for the worse. This book takes challenging concepts and fails to provide adequate guidence to solve 'problems.' Many assumptions have to be made and the graphics are poor for a modern book. The text fails to connect with students and never connects concepts. Overall the text is OK for single variable calculus, but terrible for multivariable.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 16, 2002
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, however, I only used the multivariable section. While the problems are quite difficult, I felt that things were explained quite well. Perhaps the problem was not having an adequate teacher to guide you or adequate motivation; upper-level math is not easy, and many of the topics are not easily learned without great amounts of practice.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 18, 2002
This is O.K., not great... Some of the examples that the book gives you and works out are actually applicable to the problems it gives. On the other hand it takes alot for granted, perhaps hoping you'll make the intellectual leaps on your own. I spent time looking over the material and always managed to fill in the blanks. If you want a good overview of single and multivariable calculus that requires you to think a little, then I recomend this book. If you must be spoon fed your math material, then no I do not recomend this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 22, 2002
This book does not teach Calculus. It presents very complex and intricate problems that could have applications in real life, but does not make any attempt to reinforce or provide enough background for the student to solve these excercises and problems. The complexity of the excercises is tremendous and even the presentation of the material lacks much character: vague examples, shortened and unconcise theory. For anyone attending a school that requires this text book I would recommend Single Variable Calculus by E. Larson, Roland.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 30, 2001
Posted December 25, 2000
The book is a disaster. I had to suffer with it for 2 semesters. None of the other students in my Calc I and Calc II courses got anything from it either, as far as I can tell. I had to scramble and seek information from other calc books in order to understand what differentiation and integration was all about. The text in no way prepares one for the exercises. There's no connection between the text and the exercises. In the exercises there appear some inane, open-ended questions that seem to be trying to make some unfathomable point. This is not a book anyone can learn from. I would strongly advise any student who must use this book as their course textbook to CHANGE COLLEGES. There are many great calculus books out there, on all levels. For those who prefer a 'calculus reform' approach, I would recommend Calculus Lite, by Frank Morgan. For the more traditional approach, I got a lot out of Anton's classic.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 2, 2013
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Posted December 11, 2009
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