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    Suggestions for a Calculus 3 text

    I'm a junior in high school about to finish calculus bc, and next year at an adjacent school I hope to take calculus 3, however the teacher has not established the class yet and has not released a syllabus or declared which text she will use to teach the class, and i would like to self study calculus 3 on my own and have come here to seek suggestions on books.

    So what would be good multivariable calculus textbooks that would be useful for self study?

    Thanks for the help!
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    Have you been told the topics that will be covered in Calculus 3?
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    Vectors, so i assume things involving dot product, cross product, surfaces in space, and cylindrical/spherical coordinates
    Vector valued functions
    Multivariable functions and things involving those like partial derivatives, etc
    Multiple Integration
    Vector analysis

    Those are the best idea of what topics will be covered
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    I used Calculus: Early Transcendentals by Anton, Bivens, and Davis (7th edition). The suggested textbook for the class was the 6th edition. I found its visuals helpful in understanding multiple integration. I haven't used many other textbooks, so I can't assess its relative strengths or weaknesses.
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    I really like James Stewart's Calculus book. I used it as an undergrad. Also, on the plus side it is now on its 7th edition or so so you can find older ones for not very much money on Amazon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cubejunkies View Post
    Vectors, so i assume things involving dot product, cross product, surfaces in space, and cylindrical/spherical coordinates
    Vector valued functions
    Multivariable functions and things involving those like partial derivatives, etc
    Multiple Integration
    Vector analysis

    Those are the best idea of what topics will be covered
    Calculus: A complete course by Robert A. Adams is the best text I've worked with. Very good stuff.
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