Calculus: Concepts and Contexts, by Stewart, 2nd Edition
James Stewart's groundbreaking First Edition of Calculus: Concepts and Contexts was highly successful because it reconciled two schools of thought.
By A Customer - April 9, 2002
Had to use this book for Calc I - It was based on so much theory and derivations, I did not understand a word of it. I guess I could put it this way: Im an A student and I got a D in calc I (which ISNT passing if your an Engineer). I did try, but this book is IMPOSSIBLE. It doesnt explain things clearly - its almost like they expect you to already KNOW calc. It might be decent for a refresher course where you have already had calculus and UNDERSTAND it, but if havnt had calc before this ISNT the book for you!!
bad dog...bad dog...
By Jimmy Magness - October 3, 2001
this book is really bad... very poor examples... if you are not understanding the teacher and try to go home and look over the book yourself you WILL be lost... it is that bad... I am using 2 other books to help me to pass the course... there is a complete solutions manual Isbn 0534379265 however the publisher says this is a teachers aid. single persons can not order... the students solutions manual is not good.. my biggest advice... do not try to pass a calculus class with this book alone.. YOU WILL FAIL..
Calculus:Concepts and Contexts
By A Customer - December 18, 2002
I used this textbook for my high school calculus class, and we found many mistakes in the book itself. The textbook is quite large in size, but I think it is missing some important topics. Also, the explainations for solving different problems is extremely vague and I personally had a lot of trouble just trying to figure out what the author was getting at, rather than trying to figure out the math problems. I would not recommend this book because the explainations are too vague and difficult to comprehend.