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Please try again later. Will help me in the upcoming semester. I bought the chemistry version of utterly confused and hope that is will help me with calculus.
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One person found this helpful. Unlike many other "beginner" books, this wonderful text takes the time to explain EVERY step that leads up to, then uses, calculus, from algebra to limits and beyond. The book is very unusual in showing graphing at every stage rather than deep abstraction and proofs.
The examples are eclectic, from real estate and finance to physics and beyond. I create tutorials for online test prep in calculus, and no other text or support book comes close to this in the depth of explanations from every view graphics, words, equations, examples or painstaking intuitive comparisons. Even for professional engineers and mathematicians, the didactics of this little book are amazingly enlightening, and the examples show relationships BEHIND what the equations present, including why constants move a function in one direction or another and much more.
I know there are many reviews that show errors, and many were corrected between first and second edition, so be sure you get the second edition if you are buying used. There are still minor errors but they are "lost in the rounding" compared to the bigger picture of learning what is underneath the math in a way no other text takes the time to cover. If you're having a hard time separating negative from positive reviews, and this title is quite polarized, remember that negative reviewers have to meet the standard that this title is "so bad" that it isn't worth a penny, which is what this little gem is now going for!
Also, take reviews pre this edition with a grain of salt, they are about another edition. Of course I think it is worth a lot more than a penny compared to hundreds of other books costing hundreds of dollars that are basically just show off volumes for the authors, but if you aren't sure, the investment is worth a penny even if only a few concept turn light bulbs on about what's really going on beneath the equations, and I find numerous cases where that happens, even for an old EE like myself with decades teaching grad level math.
For example, the authors take the time to show the difference, in words and graphically, between binomials, quadratics and polynomials, both from a function vs. Their discussion gives a deeply intuitive preview of differential equations by comparing the most basic concepts of equation to 0 vs. For emailers with earlier versions of missing equations, etc. One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful.
I only wanted a quick refresher with a few examples. So, I have no problem with the author's approach to explaining calculus.
The real problem is missing formulas where the author clearly intended formulas. So you get to the middle of an explanation and the formulas blank out then come back on a few lines later.
For example see the bottom of Page I checked the on-line version, and surprise! So McGraw-Hill can I get a summary of the errata? Or a more usable copy of the book? Amazon, can you help fix this? I am in the FIRST chapter of my calculus textbook and trying to do the homework, and the book can't even help me with that. Maybe the derivatives part of the book would be useful.
It seems to focus a lot on that. But I can't even get there because I can't understand limits enough to pass my homework. This little book is a terrific idea.