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 2010-12-11, 08:31 #1 Primeinator     "Kyle" Feb 2005 Somewhere near M52.. 3×5×61 Posts Review of calculus/ODE Hello, fellow (presumable) mathematics enthusiasts! I am seeking some input. Here is my situation: I am a college student, but my neither of my majors (Biology and Biochemistry) require a large degree of continued mathematical exposure; however, I will be taking a course next fall that requires Calculus I and II. That following spring I will be taking a class that requires Calc III and recommends Ordinary Differential Equations. I have taken all of these math courses in the past, but it has been several years and I unfortunately did not keep the textbooks. My question is this: What textbook would you recommend for reviewing Calculus I, II, and III? My requirements are that it not assume I am somehow related to Einstein and/or Newton. I love math, but I must work somewhat more diligently at it than most people who would classes beyond Calc I (which was pretty easy). Texts that assume I can instantly see from step 1 to step 10 every time are frustrating. That being said, I do not want the textbook to be a "watered-down" version of Calculus either as that is boring and not helpful. I would also like to obtain a textbook for ODE that meets the same criteria (does not have to include PDE, but that is a bonus). Input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Kyle Edit: The Biochemistry portion (P-Chem 1 and 2) require some mathematical ability, but I am a bit rusty on my knowledge! Last fiddled with by Primeinator on 2010-12-11 at 08:34
 2010-12-11, 16:11 #2 cmd     "(^r'°:.:)^n;e'e" Nov 2008 ;t:.:;^ 23·53 Posts dissolve, if possible, we doubt ... when last time you have changed your location?
2010-12-11, 19:34   #3
Primeinator

"Kyle"
Feb 2005
Somewhere near M52..

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by cmd dissolve, if possible, we doubt ... when last time you have changed your location?
If you are referring to 'somewhere near M48,' then that would have been changed following discovery of M47. If you require a more geographically precise location, I live in the United States. To be really precise- I live in Kansas.

2010-12-11, 19:54   #4
cmd

"(^r'°:.:)^n;e'e"
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;t:.:;^

23×53 Posts
perchè non usare ancora "bdpq" ?

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Primeinator If you are referring to 'somewhere near M48,' then that would have been changed following discovery of M47. If you require a more geographically precise location, I live in the United States. To be really precise- I live in Kansas.
Sioux Kansa meaning "People of the south wind." Topeka and Wichita. home to many Native Americans who hunted the bison?

we do not want to offend ... but ...

Now we are in "SKASSAT CITY" because of the global crisis ... be equally interested in finding M48?

( we like ... the land of Dorothy )

Last fiddled with by cmd on 2010-12-11 at 20:05 Reason: en title ... why not use again "bdpq" ?

2010-12-12, 21:49   #5
Primeinator

"Kyle"
Feb 2005
Somewhere near M52..

39316 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by cmd Sioux Kansa meaning "People of the south wind." Topeka and Wichita. home to many Native Americans who hunted the bison? we do not want to offend ... but ... Now we are in "SKASSAT CITY" because of the global crisis ... be equally interested in finding M48? ( we like ... the land of Dorothy )
Umm...okay??

2010-12-12, 22:34   #6
davieddy

"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England

2×3×13×83 Posts

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Primeinator Umm...okay??
Is that your best attempt at Italian?

2010-12-12, 22:52   #7
cmd

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umm2yup

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Primeinator Umm...okay??
x_um (m) _y .... fine thx ... & upp
y_up (p) i_x ... symbolic meanings ... know ?
(Yup) see colors ? know numbers in text ?

... signs for the road to the Wizard of Oz, interested ? (W[M.of.8]z)

Last fiddled with by cmd on 2010-12-12 at 23:00 Reason: upp | yup ... same ?

 2010-12-13, 02:48 #8 davar55     May 2004 New York City 5×7×112 Posts Referring to OP: I used the Thomas text in high school calculus. It was excellent, but I have no copy now.
2010-12-13, 05:12   #9
Xyzzy

Aug 2002

204038 Posts

Quote:
 What textbook would you recommend for reviewing Calculus I, II, and III?
http://www.mersenneforum.org/showthr...ulus#post82528

Snake1: 4½ years later and they are still working through it!

 2010-12-13, 07:25 #10 cmd     "(^r'°:.:)^n;e'e" Nov 2008 ;t:.:;^ 23·53 Posts if yup do not understand ... ask too many more times, we too often do not understand here, ask and ask and no one to help us understand ... fit but even so ... because in the end all to understand everything! m_ode_l (G) transport (vehicles), motion to transport mathematical _ in between ( tra & in ) _ and in machine walking on hands with head in hands _ in the head with head _ in time Last fiddled with by cmd on 2010-12-13 at 08:00 Reason: m|g
 2010-12-13, 08:20 #11 davieddy     "Lucan" Dec 2006 England 2×3×13×83 Posts @cmd: What are you on? I want some David

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