- Hardcover: 1368 pages
- Publisher: Brooks Cole; 5th edition (December 24, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 053439339X
- ISBN-13: 978-0534393397
- Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.5 x 2.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 728 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #122,372 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
The late James Stewart received his M.S. from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He did research at the University of London and was influenced by the famous mathematician George Polya at Stanford University. Stewart was most recently Professor of Mathematics at McMaster University, and his research field was harmonic analysis. Stewart was the author of a best-selling calculus textbook series published by Cengage Learning, including CALCULUS, CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS, and CALCULUS: CONCEPTS AND CONTEXTS, as well as a series of precalculus texts.
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Anyway, since no one will let you audit classes any more I decided to teach myself. The problem is that not just any book will do when teaching yourself mathematics and I was about to give up when I came onto this one.
Most textbooks are just an aid for a teacher to use. This book embodies the teacher that wrote it.
In other words, most books have the material that you should learn in them but are missing the bits and pieces that explain how to get from point A to point B. In some cases the understanding requires only a bit of text but without it the student is left to guess and we all know where that gets you.
I can make it even simpler. I am not a wiz kid. Sometimes you need to draw me a picture. If I can learn calculus from this book then I think that just about any one can learn calculus from this book. I can't make it any simpler than that!
$110 for the multiterm access to WebAssign
$175 for the textbook
I did recall seeing that there was an online access code printed in the book (or included with the book... something) for WebAssign but I do not see that in the book. However, I don't really care, because I bought online access before deciding to purchase the textbook.
I bought the book on Saturday Jan 14 and it was delivered on Wednesday Jan 18, 2012. This was with the free 5-10 day shipping and MLK Holiday on the Jan 16th.
The reason I rated this 4 stars and not 5 was:
a) the back cover looks a little worn but it's most likely that way from being packed from print, not because of Amazon
b) the price dropped $15 between the time I purchased it and the time I received it...
One final note: This book was not printed for a special school. It's the basic 7th Edition of this book. There is nothing special about it.
I would recommend this text to anybody with a serious desire to learn calculus.
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However, this book does not explain the "why"s of calculus very well.Read more