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Some wear. There may be writing marks but we have not seen any. Pages are clean and binding is tight. They must receive monetary incentive from the publisher. The concepts are arranged well enough, but I expect more straightforward depth from a text book. Often in an example the authors leave it to the student to work through the mechanics of a calculation, usually utilizing a technique that is new to the student. Any student returning to Calculus after a few years break will find that jump frustrating.
The exercises at the end of each section have plenty of depth. This leaves the student going to another source for to work through a problem.
This is a text book, it should be the only source that I ever need. The Student Solution Manual is riddled with missing exponents, and dropped coefficients. Plus it almost never provides enough steps to show the student how to work through the problem. And of course it only covers the odd numbered problems.
Of course it leaves out trivial steps that, for Calculus students, should already have been learned prior to taking a Cal class. If you are looking to teach yourself Calculus and are not a good math student perhaps you should look at a high school level text before attempting any college level text including this one. However, if you are taking Calculus in college and you struggle with this book and its materials, perhaps you should consider taking a different class that is more aligned with your current mathematical abilities and then try Calculus and this text.
Calculus By Soki on Jun 29, This book was very difficult to follow when studying on my own. The examples are short with not much explanation. I love calculus, but not this book. Sub-Par at best By John J. Kosequat on Apr 18, As someone with experience in Calculus before using this book I find this one to be incredibly difficult to learn from.
The text constantly jumps from simpler forms of the equations to overly complex ones without bridging the gap in between. The concepts do not follow an easy to understand flow.
The worst part I find is the problem answer book, this book does not show adequate work to explain how any answers were arrived at and turns out very confusing where they derive their answers from. Overall very lazy writing was put into this book and I would not suggest it as a teaching material. Falculus By Eric on Jun 05, Only had book three days and already came across two problems with incorrect solutions.
Not useful for entry level calculus student. For example, my husband is a very smart man, and he has taken calculus once in high school and once in college. As for learning on my own, the book is worse than useless. The wording is very confusing. Solutions offer very little reasoning for their answer By Mohammad Jaber on Nov 17, Not a great book. I would recommend you go in the direction of Howard Anton.
The explanations are better as well as examples. Mathematics, especially Calculus should be taught in good detail without confusing students. Learning math from a book is possible if the book offers explanations for their answers. You will see more practacle problems involving physics which you wont see in others like it.
Steps in the explanation of how to do problems were left out, and the text was difficult to read. Examples did not always convey their meaning or their application. The solution manual was terrible. The problems were solved, but there were no explanations, and frequently steps were left out. Several times the pages and problem numbers in the text did not match the pages and solution numbers in the solutions manual.
I spent a lot of time looking for the solutions to problems that were numbered incorrectly and or on the wrong page. Look else where for a calculus textbook. If you have been doing your math homework studiously for your entire life up to that point, then this book helps to take your reasoning up to another level. As many reviewers have already stated, it leaves out many intermediate steps in a solution or even in explaining the reasoning behind something.
This keeps an attentive, sharp young mind focused and helps to push their limits. If you read more advanced works, a lot of times authors are talking at level 3, 4, or beyond on the "page," assuming that you are at their level. Therefore, this book is great preparatory material for young high achievers.
Unfortunately, this is also a drawback if you are an adult finally taking your Calc 2 and 3 classes. As a smart adult, ideas come easy for you. However, math is like working out. Most adults have many years separating their preparation. You forget some tricks. Simply having worked out examples in depth will trigger memories and techniques or show how "smart" people would solve the problem. Spending more time explaining the ideas behind what is being done will help an adult or self-learner gain confidence in what they are learning while reacquiring lost skills.
If the verbiage becomes too much, then as an adult you have excellent skimming skills, but at least it is there if you need it. This book is enormous! I have calculus books that cover the same material in nearly half the size. So if you are skipping explanations and worked out solutions then why is the book so large?
It is paradoxical. Delivers what you need to move forward and play with math By L. CETF, delivers much of the missing info I could not find in my other texts, like how to approximate the length of a curve several ways.
I ended using my Excel skills to generate a problems solving spreadsheet to prove much of what I was trying to learn, to myself.
CETF is great along with graphing utilities, spreadsheets, and other computer toys. The authors have tough problems that really let you learn how to push the envelope, but not without first being introduced to your supporting material to get you through. I recommend having internet access, several algebra, pre-calc, geometry, advanced algebra; in order to enhance what CETF can do for you. If you love playing with math, applied math, theoretical and cutting edge math, than CETF and a great text to have with the rest of your toys.
To all others who have this book good luck! As far as the seller this book By Ryan on May 14, if your course is using this book I suggest finding a different course. Have a mix of both complex and simple problems. Give us a chance by using some complex problems in the odd problems. As far as the seller this book was shipped promptly and I had excellent service, just wish the product was better. Also the yellow label on the cover on the front of the paperback book, which I cannot read on Amazon, upon arrival reads, "This International Student Edition is for use outside of the U.
If that is your intention However, it appears the content is the same with the US version. The paperback is less expensive. It is huge, but helpful. Sometimes have to recheck my algebra when doing the samples, but it is a good book.
Does give side notes to explain how they got an answer. Five Stars By Meli A. By Amazon Customer on Aug 26, This is a good book for college. By Mrs Manager on Aug 18, great as expected! This particular edition is in a Hardcover format.
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