Difference Equations to Differential Equations - An introduction to calculus
by Dan Sloughter
Number of pages: 599
The study of calculus begins with questions about change. What happens to the velocity of a swinging pendulum as its position changes? What happens to the position of a planet as time changes? What happens to a population of owls as its rate of reproduction changes? Mathematically, one is interested in learning to what extent changes in one quantity affect the value of another related quantity. Through the study of the way in which quantities change we are able to understand more deeply the relationships between the quantities themselves.
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by Viktor Blasjo - Intellectual Mathematics
A concise textbook covering precalculus through vector calculus and differential equations using informal infinitesimal reasoning. Always gives the most illuminating proofs possible, while standard books obscure key ideas under pedantic formalism.
by David Guichard - Lyryx
The book covers the standard Calculus I and II courses, with Calculus III under development. It is accessible to first year college and university students. The emphasis in this course is on problems -- doing calculations and story problems.
by C. E. Love, E. D. Rainville - The MacMillan Company
This book presents a first course in the calculus. The text is intended to contain a precise statement of the fundamental principle involved, and to insure the student's clear understanding of this principle, without a multitude of details.
by Marcel B. Finan - Arkansas Tech University
These are lecture notes of a freshmen-level and sophomore-level mathematics class offered at Arkansas Tech University. The text represents a serious effort to produce exposition that is accessible to a student at freshmen or sophomore levels.