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What resources for "Calculus" do you recommend for beginners; they should describe the topics in a way easy to understand?

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This has been asked before.… – Baudrillard Feb 27 '11 at 8:47

Another very helpful site is It has videos on almost any subject and they are only about 10minutes long. They are clear and easy to understand. Khan teaches the idea and does example problems. I use it all the time.

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  • Calculus by Michael Spivak

  • Calculus by Thomas Finney

  • Introduction to Calculus and Analysis, Volume 1 by Richard Courant and Fritz John

  • Calculus, Vol. 1: by Tom M. Apostol

  • A Course of Pure Mathematics by G.H. Hardy

  • Elementary Analysis: The Theory of Calculus by Kenneth Ross

Online Resources:

  • There are lot of resources online like MIT OCW which provide material as well as problem sheets which you can work and hone your skills.

Hope this helps.

Happy Reading!!

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Also AoPS Calculus. – galois Feb 27 '11 at 21:07
Most of these books are for smart students who typically have some exposure to calculus already, not for someone who is a beginner. – Batman Dec 10 '14 at 16:27

Here is the first calculus resource I ever used:

I watched all of them around 4-5 years ago, and remember liking them. It explains limits and the derivative in a very simple way. I mean in a really simple way. I doubt there is a more basic explanation around. If this is your first time ever looking at calculus, I would definitely give this site a try. (If you feel your mathematics is University level, maybe just skip it)

Hope that helps,

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A very complete book I recommend is Calculus from Ron Larson.

The explanations are very clear and intuitive. However, it is not very concise.

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