on February 22, 2010
I have found that it is much cheaper to buy in two volumes, which is a plus as well as it being a little less weight to carry. As far as a book goes, it is merely another college textbook with dry writing that I have found mostly useful when I skip to formulas and homework problems. The examples, however, tend to be fairly confusing and not very well explained. Unless you are EXTREMELY self motivated, which I suppose you would have to be to teach yourself calculus, I would only suggest buying to coincide with a course.