Btw, I added Anton's Calculus Volume 3 (6th Edition). It's sorta "outdated" now, because of the 8th edition, but calculus has been around for a while, yeah? It's not like it's changing all the time; besides, this book is much cheaper.

It was really useful in some topics, but some of it was a little wordy and excess (not saying it was bad; I still really liked it). The first chapter is like general strategies, which I found to be a little boring but possibly useful. Then the second chapter was about induction and the pigeonhole principle and some cool applications. The rest are on specific areas:

One thing I liked about this book was that it has some pretty nonstandard problems/examples (and some standard ones, but that's unavoidable). It also doesn't limit you to high school material, as evidenced by the calculus chapter. The Algebra chapter gets into some Group Theory (very little) and that's cool, too. Overall, this book is a cool source of different problems if you've exhausted a lot of the other stuff. As for the lack of solutions, just post them on AoPS and you should be fine.

Where's that Calculus book Volume 3 you were showing today?

ReplyDeleteThe combined edition of that book is the 1st book under calculus; I'll see if I can find just Volume Three.

ReplyDeletedo a space between "math books" and "math stuff" and between "math stuff" and "my tests" :)

ReplyDeleteoh woah O_O there's smiley's! :P

ReplyDeleteI don't know how to... I don't have that sort of power over the layout lol.

ReplyDeleteBtw, I added Anton's Calculus Volume 3 (6th Edition). It's sorta "outdated" now, because of the 8th edition, but calculus has been around for a while, yeah? It's not like it's changing all the time; besides, this book is much cheaper.

ReplyDeleteHey, what's your opoinion on Problem Solving Through Problems? What topics does it cover well? Is the lack of solutions a hindrance?

ReplyDeleteIt was really useful in some topics, but some of it was a little wordy and excess (not saying it was bad; I still really liked it). The first chapter is like general strategies, which I found to be a little boring but possibly useful. Then the second chapter was about induction and the pigeonhole principle and some cool applications. The rest are on specific areas:

ReplyDeleteChapter 3 - Arithmetic (Number Theory)

Chapter 4 - Algebra

Chapter 5 - Sequences & Series

Chapter 6 - Intermediate Real Analysis

Chapter 7 - Inequalities

Chapter 8 - Geometry

One thing I liked about this book was that it has some pretty nonstandard problems/examples (and some standard ones, but that's unavoidable). It also doesn't limit you to high school material, as evidenced by the calculus chapter. The Algebra chapter gets into some Group Theory (very little) and that's cool, too. Overall, this book is a cool source of different problems if you've exhausted a lot of the other stuff. As for the lack of solutions, just post them on AoPS and you should be fine.