20101211, 08:31  #1 
"Kyle"
Feb 2005
Somewhere near M52..
7·131 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 "watereddown" 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 (PChem 1 and 2) require some mathematical ability, but I am a bit rusty on my knowledge! Last fiddled with by Primeinator on 20101211 at 08:34 
20101211, 16:11  #2 
"(^r'°:.:)^n;e'e"
Nov 2008
;t:.:;^
3E8_{16} Posts 
dissolve, if possible, we doubt ...
when last time you have changed your location? 
20101211, 19:34  #3 
"Kyle"
Feb 2005
Somewhere near M52..
7×131 Posts 
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.

20101211, 19:54  #4  
"(^r'°:.:)^n;e'e"
Nov 2008
;t:.:;^
1000_{10} Posts 
perchè non usare ancora "bdpq" ?
Quote:
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 20101211 at 20:05 Reason: en title ... why not use again "bdpq" ? 

20101212, 21:49  #5  
"Kyle"
Feb 2005
Somewhere near M52..
1625_{8} Posts 
Quote:


20101212, 22:34  #6 
"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England
2×3×13×83 Posts 

20101212, 22:52  #7 
"(^r'°:.:)^n;e'e"
Nov 2008
;t:.:;^
1750_{8} Posts 
umm2yup
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 20101212 at 23:00 Reason: upp  yup ... same ? 
20101213, 02:48  #8 
May 2004
New York City
5×7×11^{2} Posts 
Referring to OP: I used the Thomas text in high school calculus.
It was excellent, but I have no copy now. 
20101213, 05:12  #9  
Aug 2002
2^{3}×11×97 Posts 
Quote:
Snake1: 4½ years later and they are still working through it! 

20101213, 07:25  #10 
"(^r'°:.:)^n;e'e"
Nov 2008
;t:.:;^
2^{3}·5^{3} 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 20101213 at 08:00 Reason: mg 
20101213, 08:20  #11 
"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England
2·3·13·83 Posts 
@cmd: What are you on?
I want some David 
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