Essential Calculus with Applications

Richard A. Silverman

“Essential Calculus with Applications” by Richard A Silverman lives up to its promises. It takes you on a mathematical journey, ensuring you understand every step along the way. And the best part? It assumes you only have basic knowledge of algebra and geometry.

What sets this book apart is its attention to detail. It not only teaches you the concepts, but also shows you how to pronounce those tricky symbols you encounter. And let me not forget to mention the abundance of proofs, including the one that proves the square root of 2 is irrational.

Before diving into calculus, Essential Calculus with Applications covers essential topics like sets, graphing, equations, and even a bit of trigonometry. Then, it eases you into calculus by introducing a concept and immediately showing its practical applications.

From limits to derivatives, integrals to related rates, and even partial derivatives, this book covers it all. And not to worry, there are answers to the problems at the back of the book.

Sure, it was written back in the 1970s, but don’t let that deter you. The technology may be a bit outdated, but the content is timeless. Essential Calculus with Applications is a must-read for anyone looking to unlock the world of higher mathematics. Trust me, it’s worth the journey.