Science, Study & Work
Hardback Published on: 08/06/2006
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Spivak's celebrated textbook is widely held as one of the finest introductions to mathematical analysis. His aim is to present calculus as the first real encounter with mathematics: it is the place to learn how logical reasoning combined with fundamental concepts can be developed into a rigorous mathematical theory rather than a bunch of tools and techniques learned by rote. Since analysis is a subject students traditionally find difficult to grasp, Spivak provides leisurely explanations, a profusion of examples, a wide range of exercises and plenty of illustrations in an easy-going approach that enlightens difficult concepts and rewards effort. Calculus will continue to be regarded as a modern classic, ideal for honours students and mathematics majors, who seek an alternative to doorstop textbooks on calculus, and the more formidable introductions to real analysis.

  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521867443
  • Number of pages: 681
  • Weight: 1780g
  • Dimensions: 259 x 231 x 41 mm

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Brilliant book
This is a wonderful book. It begins very gently (assuming virtually no prior knowledge) with the properties of the reals, and proceeds to give discussions ... READ MORE