"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.
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 1 month ago by Gilbert M. Gibbs
Excellent introduction or review for calculus. Best book I have found.Published 1 month ago by Think Different
Disappointed in the limited help offered on my topic of interest, and in his effort for simplicity, the explanation was too simplistic. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bob K
explanations are compose in a easy to understand format, also it help a lot if you read it while in calculus lessonsPublished 3 months ago by arthur andrade
This book was enough to help me through calc 1 and 2 but not calc 3. I still HIGHLY recommend. The author does not use complicated terms or definitions - he just says it, why it is... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Thatoneguy
The video lectures they provide are offline as of this writing and have been for some time. I'd rate higher if this were fixed.Published 4 months ago by D. Messer
I checked this out of the local library to help me with my tutoring. After using it, I had to get my own copy. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Akcloudwoman
It is truly a lifesaver. It saves me in calc 1 &2 college classes. Easy to understand and it has great suggestions! I highly recommend this book in college.Published 5 months ago by Maggie Qiu
Just the book needed for this course and I would thoroughly recommend it. Easy to understand as well. Try it!Published 5 months ago by JEL