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Great Graphics = Easy Teaching,
This review is from: Thomas' Calculus, 11th Edition (Hardcover)
I took calculus back in college in the early 1970s and I was very pleased to see how much color graphics have done to make this subject understandable. I was using this book to tutor my daughter and I found it much easier than I thought it would be to teach her about the Taylor Series (for example) because of the clever use of color on the graph (showing how fit improved as more terms were added to the series). The book was very readable and seemed to be rigorous (I'm not a mathematician, but I couldn't see that anything was missing).
Be careful if you want a book on second order differential equations. There are two problems: One small problem is that this book sometimes has a chapter on second order differential equations and sometimes it doesn't. I'm not talking about two editions either...the 11th edition may or may not have that material (I think it is chapter 17). I suppose they had two printings so beware of the used copies if you want that material. Also, the table on second order differential equations has an error in it (I think it said k when it should have said ki...).