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Schaum's Outline of Calculus, 5th ed. (Schaum's Outline Series) [Paperback]

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August 25, 2008 0071508619 978-0071508612 5

Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time?

Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills.

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  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 5 edition (August 25, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071508619
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071508612
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 1 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very helpful June 17, 2009
If you know a little calculus, have taken it a while back or need to supplement your text, this book is very helpful. Plenty of problems to go through. Very helpful when trying to review for exams or GRE math subject test. If you have never taken any calculus, the explanations here are in outline form and will not help you understand much. This book covers Calc 1-2-3 in most undergrad requirements. If you are wanting to learn theory, there is almost none.
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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars kindle edition December 2, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
The kindle edition looks like it was typed in Word with all math in as a graphic created in Equation Editor, so unless you make the font size large, with little on each page, the text is interrupted by huge fractions. Also, some equations displays are very small. The book should be redone in a program that generates Latex, such as Scientific Worplace.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
This book's primary value is as a source of solved calculus problems. Although a concept discussion precedes each set of solved and supplemental problems, these discussions are extremely short, sometimes just a brief paragraph before problems are presented. The primary value of these discussions will be as a concise review for those already familiar with the areas covered.

Each of the fifty-nine chapters includes: 1) brief concepts discussions, 2) solved problems with fully-worked solutions, and 3) supplementary problems. The solved problems are excellent, providing a wide and comprehensive coverage of undergraduate calculus. However, the supplementary problems only provide answers, not fully worked solutions. Thus, readers who do not get matching answers may find it difficult to determine how the problem should be solved, Even if correct answers are obtained readers cannot be certain they approached the problem solution in the most appropriate manner. Thus, the supplemental problems provide little additional value beyond the traditional odd-numbered problems in typical class texts, for which answers without detailed solution steps are usually provided.

As with some other books of calculus problems, there are deficiencies in the solution approach to word problems involving dimensions. For example, in Chapter 20 although dimensions are given in the problem statements, the authors change to 'pure numbers' during the problem solution phase, leaving off dimensions until the final solution. This means there's no check that dimensions are being properly used during the problem solving process. The use of dimensionless numbers can make work 'cleaner', but it may also mask wrong answers. It always means that an additional check on the validity of a solution is missing.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All you wanted to learn about Calculus plus more September 26, 2011
Unlike what some people say here , I do not think you will need another book when studying from this outline.This outline is all you will ever need.Like all branches of mathematics in order to learn Calculus you will need to see a lot of solved problems and do a lot of problems.A typical College Calculus textbook these days is over 1000 pages long, weighs over 4 pounds and is confusing as hell.There are a lot of titles available ,most of it completely useless.It is really amazing that Universities continue to use these expensive books , when a Schaum's book this good is available.The problem with the big expensive books is that they do not contain enough solved problems and the explanations are meant for someone who already knows the subject.This outline contains all imaginable topics in Calculus with the exception of line integrals , Stokes and Green Theorems (which is really Advanced Calculus).The last chapter is an introduction to Differential Equations.The supplementary problems are at the same level of difficulty as the solved problems and provide a good opportunity for the student to test his/her skill.I used to teach at a University which used Larson as the Calculus text , and it was a nightmare dealing with the book .The explanations were substandard and most of the problems in the book were too difficult to assign as homework.If you find your class textbook confusing , use this outline, it is the best Calculus book currently in print.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great and helpful book, but full of errors April 4, 2010
I would definitely recommend this. Most chapters have 2-3 pages briefly summarizing concepts, which helped a lot. When they reference theorems or formulas, however, many times I've found that the section mentioned is nonexistent or unrelated to the topic. It doesn't detract from the book too much, unless this is your primary source for learning calculus (which it isn't intended to do anyways). All in all, I'm glad I got it. I like how brief each chapter is; great for review. It's very thorough, too.

I bought this so that I could do practice problems before my calculus CLEP test, but I've found myself reading and taking notes more than anything. A few misconceptions I got from my textbook were cleared up when taken from another angle, which this book provides. This book is especially helpful if you're under a deadline like I am.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good material for anyone struggling with Calculus. October 11, 2009
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I have been introduced to "Schaum's Outlines" by a University Professor who uses them for his classes. They provide excellent practice exercises to help the student who may be struggling in an area. The answers are provided in the back and step by step instructions accompany the problems.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great review of material- I misinterpreted "solved problems" to be ...
Great review of material- I misinterpreted "solved problems" to be more of a workbook than an explanation but a great refresher for Calculus 1 nonetheless.
Published 8 days ago by Salvatore Valeriano
5.0 out of 5 stars Always good study books
I graduated college in 1962 and used Schaum's books all through all my science classes. They are just as good today. I bought this one, and others, for my grandson. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Bill Ansardi
5.0 out of 5 stars Schaum's is a great resource!
I used a Schaum's when I was in engineering school 1,400 years ago and it helped me get through differential equations. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Content is good however
Content is good however for some reason the book displays the number 65535 on every line of the problem sets and it's very annoying. Read more
Published 11 months ago by sigfred
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally Satisfied
Book is comprehensive, was in good shape, and delivered on a timely basis. It contains lots of problems and answers to test and check your self on.
Published 14 months ago by Roxanne Sadowitz
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book covering a lot of material
I was a math major in college, but had not used continuous math in a long time, and needed a refresher. This book was excellent for me. Read more
Published 14 months ago by prod_rev
5.0 out of 5 stars Big help in calculus
Excellent help in learninh calculus. Very clear explanantions, and great detail and explanations of the steps of work in working through the sample problems provided.
Published 18 months ago by Thomas Baribeau
5.0 out of 5 stars Book
It was brand new as stated and received very quickly. Very helpful if you have a child that is in Calculus.
Published 18 months ago by gabby
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Secondary
I'm a college student, and I needed a little bit of extra material on calculus to supplement my class textbook. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Sath
1.0 out of 5 stars Errors........
It didn't take much time to identify the errors in this book. I have many years of experience with mathematics and purchased this book to assist a student in college with his first... Read more
Published 20 months ago by SDD
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