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"I used Adrian Banner's The Calculus Lifesaver as the sole textbook for an intensive, three-week summer Calculus I course for high-school students. I chose this book for several reasons, among them its conversational expository style, its wealth of worked-out examples, and its price. This book is designed to supplement any standard calculus textbook, thus my students will be able to use it again when they take later calculus courses. The students in my class came from diverse backgrounds, ranging from those who had already seen much of the material to others who were struggling with basic algebra. They all uniformly praised the book for being one of the clearest mathematics texts they have ever read, and because it reviews the required prerequisite material. The numerous worked-out examples are an ideal supplement to the lectures. The only difficulty in using this book as a primary text is the lack of additional exercises in the text. However, there are so many sites and sources for calculus problems that this was not a problem. I would definitely use this book again."--Steven J. Miller, Brown University
"Banner's book is a chatty, user-friendly guide to calculus that will be a useful addition to the resources available to students. Banner does an exceptionally thorough job while maintaining an engaging style."--Gerald B. Folland, author of Advanced Calculus
"This is an engaging read. Each page engenders at least one smile, often a chuckle, occasionally a belly laugh."--Charles R. MacCluer, author of Honors Calculus
"This book is significant. The author's attempt to give an 'inner monologue' into the thought process that is needed to solve calculus problems rather than just providing worked examples is novel and is in line with his purpose of helping the reader get a deeper understanding of calculus. The book is well written and the author's examples are clear and complete."--Thomas Seidenberg, Phillips Exeter Academy--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is a good book to have if you want to understand calculus.
It is well organized, has lots of examples, and explains things in a way that is easy to understand but not so simple it's not useful.
This book is accompanied by video lectures by Mr. Banner, which are freely available on the book website.
It's a good book. It definitely helps in evaluating difficult limits, as well as other calculus concepts, in which many school textbooks don't do with such detail.Published 1 day ago by Keith Grubbs
It helped explain some topics in calculus a lot easier than the teacher. I am taking it at a comm college and it is broken into a 4 series transfer course. Read morePublished 1 month ago by redlightning07
This is a great supplemental book to any Calculus textbook. Professor Banner's ability to explain the complicated subject of calculus is unmatched. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Charles
Awesome book, really explains concepts in a clear and straightforward fashion.Published 2 months ago by JLLouis
I LOVE how easy it is to understand the material and the occasional humor thrown in there. Every textbook it seems is written for those who wrote them. Not the students. Read morePublished 2 months ago by KayRue
Now, to study a little per day, try to make the learning effort pay off. When you get cheated by past teachers who just didn't have the idea in mind of what goes where, this book... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gilbert M. Gibbs