- Hardcover: 770 pages
- Publisher: Wellesley-Cambridge; 2 edition (November 18, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0980232740
- ISBN-13: 978-0980232745
- Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 1.5 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 29 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,193,609 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Gilbert Strang's highly regarded calculus textbook; ideal both as a course companion and for self-study. Examples of the application of calculus to subjects such as physics, engineering and economics are included, as well as many practice questions and illustrative diagrams to assist the reader's grasp of the material.
About the Author
Gilbert Strang is a Professor of Mathematics at MIT, an Honorary Fellow of Oxford University's Balliol College and a Fellow and past president of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). He won the first Su Buchin Prize from the International Congress of Industrial and Applied Mathematics and the Haimo Prize from the Mathematical Association of America for his contributions to teaching around the world.
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Strang begins his Calculus text with Calculus. Indeed, by the end of the second section (first chapter) he has already presented the essence of the Fundamental Theorem in a painless, easily understood manner. And, while no review section is explicitly included, Strang clearly recognizes where students are likely to have holes in their knowledge and delicately repairs them with his skillful manner of presentation.
Strang focuses on ideas first and rigor later. He uses traditional vocabulary and symbolism, but not until the student is comfortable with the ideas that they describe. He masterfully presents Calculus in a pedagogically sound manner and with a friendly, conversational voice.
Traditional texts work well for only the brightest students - of course, any text works well for the brightest students. This text works well for all of them. If you're daring enough to break tradition and do what's right for your students, please examine Strang.
Oh... and did I mention that an electronic edition of this text is available for free though MIT's Open Courseware? In this case, you really do get far more than you pay for!
(By the way, I recently learned that this book is apparently available for free on the MIT website in pdf format. Definitely an option to look into. I personally prefer a physical textbook, but those can get expensive.)
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Great when used with YouTube video lectures as a supplement. They closly follow the text or vice versa.
Concepts clearly presented; understandable.
This book will help you overcome one of the biggest hurdles to learning; marginal...Read more