Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Math books for beginners

This topic is 5109 days old which is more than the 365 day threshold we allow for new replies. Please post a new topic.

If you intended to correct an error in the post then please contact us.

Recommended Posts

Just wondering if you guys have any recomendations for any really great calculus books or trig books for an extreme newbie. - i have checked out the book section here and on other sites, but it is still hard to find something really good. [edited by - verd on December 12, 2003 6:13:44 PM]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
When I was teaching myself mathematics (no qualifications for Uni, no money for evening classes), I went to my local library and borrowed what looked useful and, if it was, I''d then buy a secondhand copy of it or one of the books in the ''Further Reading'' list.

For Calculus, I relied heavily upon Teach Yourself Calculus, by By Hugh Neill, pub by McGraw-Hill and later went on to Teach Yourself Advanced Calculus, same publisher.

These are ideal for self-reading and I kept my copy for years until the cat decided it tasted nice and then peed on the leftovers.

Check it out at Amazon. It''s still available, I believe.

I wish you good luck on what I hope will be a long journey of discovery.




Stevie

Don''t follow me, I''m lost.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Anonymous Poster
If you want more of an advanced introduction try
Calculus by Michael Spivak.

Its a great book.

srcarrel at uwaterloo dot ca

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The best calculus book is Thomas'' Calculus...hands down...check the reviews at Amazon if you don''t believe me...



Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.

William James (1842 - 1910)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites