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Suggestions for calculus book

paulmdrdo

Active member
May 13, 2013
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what calculus book/author can you recommend for an electrical engineering student?
 

Sudharaka

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MHB Math Helper
Feb 5, 2012
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paulmdrdo

Active member
May 13, 2013
386
I need calculus book that explains concepts thoroughly and have proofs but in an UN-intimidating approach.(Nerd)
 

Ackbach

Indicium Physicus
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Jan 26, 2012
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Your two conditions of "for an electrical engineering student" and "have proofs but in an UN-intimidating approach" are a little contradictory. That's not your fault, but the fault of many electrical engineering students, who care nothing for proofs. My standard recommendation is Calculus: An Intuitive and Physical Approach, by Morris Kline. He has great explanations, and great applications. He is a true teacher. It is not the most rigorous book on the planet, but that wasn't his goal in writing it.

A bit more proof-heavy would be my favorite current standard book, which is Stewart's Calculus: Early Transcendentals. It's a solid text, and has everything you need.