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    where do i go from here? your thoughts can be helpful

    I just finished Precalculus Mathematics for Calculus 7th Edition. I've heard about MichaelSpivak's calculus and Tom M.Apostol's calculus vol 1 and 2 and wanted second opinions.
    I'm asking this because English is not my native language so your opinions on these writers and books are valued to me. just keep in mind I'm not a student I thought about looking through Amazon and their best selling book was AP Calculus. I don't even know what AP is, I've never heard of this curriculum
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    Re: where do i go from here? your thoughts can be helpful

    Apostle's Calculus texts are very good but very "concise" and may be too difficult for a person without a teacher. Of the two, I would recommend Spivak.
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    Re: where do i go from here? your thoughts can be helpful

    Quote Originally Posted by mohsentux View Post
    I just finished Precalculus Mathematics for Calculus 7th Edition. I've heard about Michael Spivak's calculus and Tom M.Apostol's calculus vol 1 and 2 and wanted second opinions.
    I'm asking this because English is not my native language so your opinions on these writers and books are valued to me. just keep in mind I'm not a student I thought about looking through Amazon and their best selling book was AP Calculus. I don't even know what AP is, I've never heard of this curriculum.
    AP stands for Advanced Placement. While used in North American secondary schools, it is a genuine Calculus text. Here is one that has a stellar perpetration despite the review on Amazon.
    Here is a the same material written for university level.
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    Re: where do i go from here? your thoughts can be helpful

    I love Calculus Made Easy by Thompson and Gardner.
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