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33. This doesn't surprise me at all
Sun Jul 24, 2022, 11:50 PM
Jul 2022

Calculus was developed by Newton and Leibnitz independently in the late 17th century, and it was put on a rigorous basis by Riemann and others in the mid 19th century. That is: mathematicians have been writing about calculus for a very, very long time, and the odds are that somebody in that span of time has written a clearer and better explanation of it than people writing about it today. (New is not necessarily better.)

That I said, I would give a loud shout out to Howard Anton's _Calculus with Analytic Geometry_. Very well written, covers the ground more thoroughly than any other text I've seen. Forty years on, it's right above my desk for reference.


Cool, I want to check this out. 2naSalit Jul 2022 #1
I Thought The Same! ProfessorGAC Jul 2022 #20
Isaac Newton knew "infinitesimals"-never observed- are a fraud pirsquared Jul 2022 #24
The bit about two tides per day not making sense is especially interesting. Towlie Jul 2022 #25
2 high tides every day: Theory of Gravity disproved! Flat earthers confused. pirsquared Jul 2022 #28
I'm hoping it will help me learn it... 2naSalit Jul 2022 #32
Thanks for posting. n/t John1956PA Jul 2022 #2
Thanks Lochloosa Jul 2022 #3
K&R n/t Alice Kramden Jul 2022 #4
I must've lucked out and had a teacher who learned from that system (book)... Hugin Jul 2022 #5
Old textbooks cost almost nothing and sometimes covered math from K-12 in one cheap book lostnfound Jul 2022 #6
where's those ebooks they said we would be using by now? mopinko Jul 2022 #8
Some teachers and professors have abandoned traditional textbooks. hunter Jul 2022 #19
I See That A Lot! ProfessorGAC Jul 2022 #21
They found a way to charge for those, too Sympthsical Jul 2022 #30
ThNks! That's terrific! PCIntern Jul 2022 #7
Math: The language of measuring sanatanadharma Jul 2022 #9
du dweller Jul 2022 #10
That's a lot to ponder. n/t Harker Jul 2022 #16
When AI enables us to speak to a computer to solve problems in math BSdetect Jul 2022 #11
Everybody uses calculators and computers now. hunter Jul 2022 #27
K&R, Simple explanations from someone who understands the subject are usually the best !! uponit7771 Jul 2022 #12
At the age of 47 I took calculus for fun. PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 2022 #13
I took it between my junior and senior years. Igel Jul 2022 #17
I think its because you care jcgoldie Jul 2022 #34
True. PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 2022 #36
Awesome Johnny2X2X Jul 2022 #14
Excellent, thanks for posting. K&R. c-rational Jul 2022 #15
I had a multivariable calculus professor (for my 3rd semester of calc) BumRushDaShow Jul 2022 #18
The print. Really? And some of us are visual learners. Baitball Blogger Jul 2022 #22
It is an excellent and well known textbook. dalton99a Jul 2022 #23
TY! n/t EndlessWire Jul 2022 #26
Hey, gang, it's at Gutenberg! ironflange Jul 2022 #29
Now let's get colleges to use books like this when they teach their courses... Silent3 Jul 2022 #31
This doesn't surprise me at all jobendorfer Jul 2022 #33
Cool link thanks! perfessor Jul 2022 #35
Would be outlawed in Florida. Why they even have a whole chapter called Integration! retread Jul 2022 #37
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