
Math General Math Forum  For general math related discussion and news 
 LinkBack  Thread Tools  Display Modes 
January 9th, 2017, 09:39 PM  #11 
Newbie Joined: Jan 2017 From: Alabama Posts: 10 Thanks: 4 
Thanks for all the replies, folks. For a Precalculus text to study, would the recommendation still be a Spivak text?

January 9th, 2017, 10:13 PM  #12 
Member Joined: Dec 2016 From: USA Posts: 46 Thanks: 11 
I think the Spivak text mentioned in this thread is his Calculus text. I don't think he authored a Precalculus text. As for his Calculus text, I know it's highly regarded, but I don't like it. A little too theoretical for my taste, thus reducing the "joy of Calculus". In my opinion, the theoretical stuff can wait until, say, Elementary Analysis. As regards Precalculus and Calculus, I would study from standard texts. The texts by Stewart are good. Also the ones by Larson. 
January 10th, 2017, 08:12 AM  #13 
Newbie Joined: Jan 2017 From: Alabama Posts: 10 Thanks: 4 
Our calculus sequence uses a Stewart text. I think I'll swing by and see what Precalculus text the bookstore has. I may get both Spivak and Stewart, if I can find a good deal on Amazon. I was planning on getting an older edition to save money. Do y'all foresee any problems with going that route? 
January 10th, 2017, 09:47 AM  #14  
Member Joined: Dec 2016 From: USA Posts: 46 Thanks: 11  Quote:
 
January 10th, 2017, 08:18 PM  #15 
Newbie Joined: Jan 2017 From: Alabama Posts: 10 Thanks: 4 
Good point. I think I'll get am older edition of Spivak, and get a current editon of Stewart.


Tags 
approach, returning, school 
Thread Tools  
Display Modes  

Similar Threads  
Thread  Thread Starter  Forum  Replies  Last Post 
Returning to a Differential Equation  v8archie  Calculus  0  April 1st, 2014 10:38 AM 
c++ returning 0  jeremymcbreairty  Computer Science  22  May 31st, 2013 01:30 PM 
Returning to school  trueblue  Academic Guidance  3  March 21st, 2013 03:43 PM 
all possible combination with returning numbers  peewster  Algebra  5  October 4th, 2012 10:51 AM 
Back to school! Returning after an extended absence.  cc2008  New Users  3  March 21st, 2008 01:02 PM 