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1. Calculus With Analytic Geometry
2. Calculus and Analytic Geometry
3. Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry:
4. Calculus with Trigonometry and
5. Algebra and Trigonometry with
6. Analytic Geometry
7. Calculus and Analytic Geometry
8. Algebra and Trigonometry with
9. Analytic Geometry
10. Geometry - Plane, Solid &
11. Algebraic and Analytic Geometry
12. Problems in Analytic Geometry
13. Analytic Geometry (7th Edition)
14. Technical Calculus with Analytic
15. Calculus with Analytic Geometry,
16. Calculus With Analytic Geometry
17. Modern analytic geometry
18. Introduction to Analytical Geometry
19. Algebra and Trigonometry With
20. History of Analytic Geometry (Dover

1. Calculus With Analytic Geometry
by George Simmons
Hardcover: 880 Pages (1996-10-01)
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Asin: 0070576424
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Written by acclaimed author and mathematician George Simmons, this revision is designed for the calculus course offered in two and four year colleges and universities.It takes an intuitive approach to calculus and focuses on the application of methods to real-world problems.Throughout the text, calculus is treated as a problem solving science of immense capability. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (23)

5-0 out of 5 stars Calculus with Analytic Geometry
I am a Chemistry and Mathematics major at Marian University.This book is the most readable way to learn calculus on your own.The author makes the information in calculus fun and exciting by adding in interesting scenarios by way of examples as well as history.This is a great book and I highly recommend anyone who is trying to learn calculus formally or informally.Absolutely the best reading math textbook I have ever encountered.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect Review for Graduate Study
I am using this book to review calculus in preparation for graduate study in physics after several years out of academic study.Simmons is not only easy to follow, but also sufficiently rigorous for all but the most esoteric purposes.I have really been enjoying the brief but fascinating notes on some of the important figures in the history of calculus (Newton, Leibniz, Riemann, Fermat etc.), whom every science student should be familiar with.

The problems at the end of each section range from easy to difficult, and cover all newly introduced material as well as tying in previously covered material.I recommend buying the solutions manual which gives step-by-step solutions to all the odd-numbered problems.

5-0 out of 5 stars Precise, Accurate, Elegant and Flowing
I own all of Professor Simmons' books not only for their mathematical clarity and incredible instructiveness, but because his books are, in addition, the most interesting books I have read from a literary viewpoint. They are a complete joy to own and to read over and over.

With reference to his Calculus text, it is clearly the best on the market. If you are in search of a deep understanding of the principles and applicability of this subject, then Dr. Simmons' text is the book to buy and own.
Bottom line.

4-0 out of 5 stars Pathos.Tension.
This book will have you on the edge of your seat, from the first linear approximation to the last double integral.It's better than sex (well... maybe not)

5-0 out of 5 stars change your life with this book
I originally learned calculus at OU with james stewart 4th edition, but came to this book through the MIT open courseware readings.I love this book and can't understand why math departments everywhere aren't using this as their text.Simmons' strategy for writing about calculus is unique, and in my opinion the best.He gives quite a bit of history and ties it into physics and the other sciences giving the reader a broad perspective on why the hell it matters and how it came to be.At most state unis, calculus is probably more plug and chug, but if you want a better source of material to supplement your class, buy this book. ... Read more

2. Calculus and Analytic Geometry - Student's Solutions Manual, Part 2
by George B. Thomas
Paperback: Pages (1996-05-03)
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Asin: 0201531801
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Contains detailed solutions for all odd-numbered exercises in Chapters 8-14. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Back of the Book
Decent review but only covers odd numbers. Bought it via Amazon and came a little earlier than the estimation.

1-0 out of 5 stars Should be minus stars Rubbish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I cannot disagree anymore with one the reviewer that this book is rubbish. Why: 1) the solution manual is just covering half of the questions. 2) Only the odd answers given and so why I need to buy it. 3) no answers for even nunmber questions. Tha author is just want to make money!!! It is a pity that Thomas' Classic is ruined by that Guy!! Shame on you the author of this book!!!!

1-0 out of 5 stars Useless
I bought a Student Solution Manual in the hopes that it would contain solutions that supplement the text. However, this book only contains the same solutions that are in the text, the only difference being explanation is provided on a few of the problems for each chapter (usually the more involved ones). If you are looking for solutions to check your work for the even problems, this will not help you.

3-0 out of 5 stars Calculus and Analytic Geometry:Student Solution Manual, Part
The examples worked in this manual are a great help when used along side of the text book.A must have for everyone purchasing the test book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Well done solution manual
It was very helpful and useful.This solution manual is a great way for students to check their work and learn from their mistakes.I found some (minor) typo errors that needed to be fix. ... Read more

3. Euclidean and Non-Euclidean Geometry: An Analytic Approach
by Patrick J. Ryan
Paperback: 215 Pages (1986-06-27)
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Asin: 0521276357
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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This book gives a rigorous treatment of the fundamentals of plane geometry: Euclidean, spherical, elliptical and hyperbolic. The primary purpose is to acquaint the reader with the classical results of plane Euclidean and nonEuclidean geometry, congruence theorems, concurrence theorems, classification of isometries, angle addition and trigonometrical formulae. However, the book not only provides students with facts about and an understanding of the structure of the classical geometries, but also with an arsenal of computational techniques for geometrical investigations. The aim is to link classical and modern geometry to prepare students for further study and research in group theory, Lie groups, differential geometry, topology, and mathematical physics. The book is intended primarily for undergraduate mathematics students who have acquired the ability to formulate mathematical propositions precisely and to construct and understand mathematical arguments. Some familiarity with linear algebra and basic mathematical functions is assumed, though all the necessary background material is included in the appendices. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Too Advanced for most
This is so rigorous it is only for the advanced mathematician. I was looking for something much more accessible. I'll have to keep looking.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great math book
This book about euclidean and non-euclidean geometry is great! A must for researh or math class! ... Read more

4. Calculus with Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry (Solutions Manual)
by John H. Saxon Jr., Frank Y. H. Wang, Bret L. Crock, James A. Sellers
Paperback: 398 Pages (2002-06)
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Asin: 1565771486
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Contains complete solutions to the problem sets. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I needed
This solutions manual for the 2nd Edition of Saxon Calculus presents step-by-step solutions to each of the problems in the text.My students and I find it easy to read, with details on each step.The text itself is written in a way that strengthens users algebraic and trigonometric skills - something many Calculus students appreciate (so do their teachers).Well worth the purchase.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Easy Choice
Our children used Saxon from 54 to 87, then moved on to advanced math, calculus and physics and they have excelled with this method. Although my background doesn't include an emphasis in math, my husband's education and professional life is steeped in mathematics. He's enthusiastic about Saxon because it creates a strong foundation in the subject.

Admittedly, solving 30+ problems a lesson can be a challenge, however, this process increases one's speed and accuracy over time and as my daughter said, it helped her "to make peace with math." Math is like learning how to play a musical instrument; it takes practice and self-discipline, but it's well worth the effort. Understanding math, like being proficient at reading and writing, is one of those practical skills that make life so much easier.

Using this incremental method of learning made homeschooling through high school a breeze and our college-age children sailed through their college math courses as well. In hindsight, it would be easy to choose it again.

5-0 out of 5 stars Use only if you want an "unfair" advantage for your students
The bottom line: if you want an "unfair" advantage over other math students, or if you are a teacher who wants your math students to have an "unfair" advantage, use the Saxon advanced math texts.

In essence, Saxon texts teach advanced math as a language. At present, all other serious texts teach advanced math as a formalism, a grammar. Analogously, other advanced math books present examples of the present tense the first week, then examples of nouns the second, etc. By contrast, Saxon texts make you speak sentences using the present tense every day, throughout the year.

The newer Saxon-style "language" instructional paradigm is far more consistent with consensus empirical cognitive research than is the traditional math formalism/grammar model, as well as probably being more consistent with your own intuition and past experience: grammar books may be very good at describing a language, but they are inherently not very good at training you to speak it.

The Saxon calculus text is tough, accurate, and makes profuse use of "classic" problems to teach. It just doesn't look like a grammar book, or even aspire to be one. That is apparently sufficient to bewilder, even repulse, some math educators.

Saxon detractors suspicious of its basic pedagogy are welcome to perform the mountains of painstaking basic research that would be necessary to overturn fundamental tenets in cognitive science, such as the general superiority of "distributed" (Saxon-style) practice over "massed" (traditional-style) practice. The Nobel prizes critics would garner would of course be mere icing on the cake.

But it's actually easy to demolish the fundamental argument of Saxon critics. Once people understand that other serious advanced math texts are really grammar books, Saxon critics have lost, since the average person already knows that grammar books inherently suck.

In a perfect world, all advanced math texts would simply accept the Saxon-style "language" model as obviously the superior pedagogy, and we consumers would benefit as publishers competed to produce the best possible realizations of that inherently superior model. At present, however, especially at the advanced level, the Saxon texts are the only game in town, and fine ones, at that. This gives students and teachers willing to use the Saxon texts an "unfair" advantage over their peers.

Excellent printed introductions on how to teach and learn advanced math in Saxon are available for download from the Saxon website. The most important point can be noted here: in Saxon, you are learning to "speak" math. Every single Saxon problem, in every problem set, exists solely to force you to be as fluent in as many aspects of math as possible at that time. Therefore, you can't skip any problems, or skip around in the book. If you did, you'd either be cheating yourself of opportunities to "speak" at your current highest level, or stretching yourself too thin.

A Saxon year is devoted exclusively to grammar-in-use, to "speaking" math. A point or two of math "grammar" is introduced briefly and quickly each lesson, and understanding is built up not through more explanation but through repeated and gradually more sophisticated use of the concept in problems over the following days, weeks, or even months. Introductory calculus teachers are definitely not accustomed to that way of teaching, and college-level teachers who dared to use a "language"-paradigm introductory calculus text like Saxon might be at special risk for merciless ridicule from colleagues, but something much less philosophical could also be a factor in teacher resistance to the Saxon-style approach.

Grammar books are not pedagogies, so a teacher who uses a grammar book still has to decide how to teach the grammar. Accordingly, many American math teachers are accustomed to a lot of pedagogical control. On a given day, they will pick and choose the specific problems students will do, or skip around in the text, omit or expand the development of topics, drop the textbook completely or use it merely as a "resource," and/or give elaborate lectures and demonstrations. Saxon texts, being an actual pedagogy and not a grammar of "topics," don't allow any of that.

A Saxon teacher's goal is to help every single student "speak" math each day by doing every single problem in the problem set for that day. Period. Since a Saxon text asks teachers, even more than students, to behave very differently in the classroom, a Saxon text should always be adopted voluntarily, never imposed. The unknowing, and especially, the unwilling, would wreak havoc. Learning a "language"-paradigm math text using traditional methods would be like having the football coach teach you violin. You would not enjoy the results.

Of course, there will always be a place for grammar-style math texts -- as reference manuals, once students have solidly learned the grammar-in-use.

I have no connection to the Saxon people, but I have used the Saxon texts with my own children and therefore know them intimately. As I've implied, while the Saxon books are very good, it's improbable that they represent the ultimate realization of the inherently superior "language" model, and I wish there were lots of worthy competitors. However, especially at the advanced level, the Saxon texts currently have no competition. At present, they're the only "language"-paradigm texts available.

It's a free country. If, despite considerable basic science to the contrary, you think that grammar books are swell at teaching languages; or if you believe that a language paradigm is irrelevant to mathematics instruction, since math is a beautiful formalism that only second-rate engineering students would ever deploy as a grammar-in-use; or if you simply enjoy the pedagogical autonomy that traditional introductory calculus texts allow you to exercise, then there are a plethora of math grammars to choose from. For the rest of us, there's Saxon.

1-0 out of 5 stars Worst Calculus Text I've Ever Seen
I've taught from and worked with a variety of calculus texts over the years, ranging from one-semester "calculus for business majors" to courses for science and math majors. In the course of this, it became clear that there's a fairly standard progression of topics in introductory calculus texts that's been developed and polished over the last century or so. It developed that way because, peadagogically, it's what works best for most students.

One brilliant exception is Tom Apostol's classic two volume set, but it's really designed for people who had calculus in high school already, or otherwise have sufficient mathematical maturity to handle a rigorous theoretical exposition.

Another exception is Saxon/Wang/Harvey. They've certainly come up with a different approach to teaching calculus, but unfortunately they're not Tom Apostol.

What they seem to have done is take the standard approach, slice it up like a loaf of bread, and shuffle it like a deck of cards. The result is a largely unintelligible mishmash of concepts.

For instance, in the standard approach, early on you are introduced to the idea of simple limits. Then you are taught epsilon-delta proofs as a way to handle more complicated limits. Finally, you are given a definition of the derivative as a limit that can be calculated with the epsilon-delta technique. This is both theoretically sound and pedagogically useful.

But Saxon et. al. have a different idea. Instead of presenting these topics in order, one after the other, they jumble the order and spread them out all through the book. So by the time you get to epsilon-delta proofs at the end of the book (instead of early-on like most calculus texts), you're wondering, "Why are we bothering with this?"

Similarly, other concepts that work best when taught one after the other and learned in a short period of time, in Saxon are spread out and interleaved with unrelated material. As another reviewer pointed out, Saxon has lots of review problems, and you'd certainly need them to get anything out of the text, because when you get to a concept and the immediate prerequisite information was last encountered forty or fifty pages before, you better have been doing review problems on it because otherwise you'll be lost.

It might be possible for someone who is an experienced calculus teacher to teach from this book successfully by skipping around and cherry-picking it. But I don't know why they'd bother when there are so many better texts out there.

However, for someone being home-schooled or teaching themselves, who may be making their way through this book on their own or with the guidance of a parent whose calculus may be rusty or nonexistent... this book is a disaster.

1-0 out of 5 stars An inadequate text, at best
I reviewed this text for a friend who has been struggling through it with her son. I spent several hours reading it and studying the organization and pedagogical technique.

The book breaks up important concepts, like limits, that are best left together and studied in sequential order. Its treatment of other concepts, like the definition of the derivative, does not include enough explanatory text. Some key theorems, like the mean value theorem, don't appear soon enough. The book leave epsilon delta proofs until the last lesson.

It is possible, I suppose, for a student to learn to perform Calculus in a mechanical way with this book. But I find it hard to believe that Saxon aids any student to a deeper understanding of the important concepts in Calculus. This kind of understanding is necessary for any student who intends to pursue a career in math, science, or engineering.

My friend is bright and motivated. Her son is bright and talented in mathematics. And they found this book very confusing. I think anyone unfamiliar with calculus should not use this book to homeschool their child.

My advice is to get a good AP or college calculus book, instead. ... Read more

5. Algebra and Trigonometry with Analytic Geometry, Classic Edition
by Earl Swokowski, Jeffery A. Cole
Hardcover: 912 Pages (2009-01-28)
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Asin: 0495559717
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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The latest edition in the highly respected Swokowski/Cole precalculus series retains the elements that have made it so popular with users alike: its exposition is clear, the time-tested exercise sets feature a variety of applications, its uncluttered layout is appealing, and the difficulty level of problems is appropriate and consistent. Mathematically sound, ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY, CLASSIC EDITION, 12E, effectively prepares users for further courses in mathematics through its excellent, time-tested problem sets. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Avoid at all cost!

The text only introduces the basics of a concept before introducing much more complicated problems in the chapter practices. Very little detailed information to help understand concepts. I had to use other texts and online resources to supplement this POS testbook.

1-0 out of 5 stars A really bad math book
Precalculus is hard enough without having to use a book like this. I thought that the prose was unreadable, the graphics confusing, and many of the exercises supercomplicated (our professor thought so too). In my opinion *Algebra and Trignometry* is a triumph of marketing over pedagogical competence. My advice? Not only should you not buy this book; you should avoid a class in which it is assigned.

1-0 out of 5 stars Awful!
I teach a high school class for advanced mathematics in preparation for college maths, and I honestly have to say that this is the worst book from which to teach.Yes, I can understand it perfectly, but a student will be lost the moment he or she lays eyes on the first page.The only good thing about this book is the number of exercises it has in each section.

1-0 out of 5 stars For mathematicians, by mathmematicians
Frankly, I found this text way too brief in its coverage of topics prior to being bombarded with questions. There isn't much good to say about this book other than providing lots of problems to work. Save yourself the money and buy a "10000 problem" text instead.

4-0 out of 5 stars Solid math textbook
I'm a little torn on what to say about this book. On one hand, I have a huge amount of respect for this book. On the other hand, it's not an easy book to learn from.

I have no doubt that if people work through this book, they will be very knowledgable and skilled in the areas covered. It is, however, a slow, tedious, sometimes frustrating process. The authors are clearly proficient at math, but their style is pretty dry. It's a "just the facts, ma'am" approach to instruction. It would be nice to have perspective, interpretation, and helpful guidance in addition to straight math. It's kind of like reading a technical manual.I prefer a more engaging presentation. ... Read more

6. Analytic Geometry
by Douglas F. Riddle
Hardcover: 496 Pages (1995-10-25)
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Asin: 0534948545
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This respected text makes extensive use of applications and features items such as historical vignettes to make the material useful and interesting.The text is written for the one-term analytic geometry course, often taught in sequence with college algebra, and is designed for students with a reasonably sound background in algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars excellent merchandise
Book was in like new condition.
Very little cover wear.
Pages crisp and unmarked.
Excellent product, excellent buy.
Will trust this book vendor's description of book condition again!

5-0 out of 5 stars Manditory reading for college bound students
The writer seems to understand the areas where students would have conceptual difficulties. For example, he states after a proof, you may not be comfortable with that proof because we used vectors. Lets show this again using elementary algebra. This allows the student to assure themselves that the proof is correct, and begin to be exposed to proofs using more unfamiliar methods such as with vectors. Soon they will find that their comfort zone widens, and they have more methods available to prove statements.

I find that students are actually ready for the exercises at the end of each section after covering that section of material. In other math books it all too often occurs that the material is elementary and yet the questions are pitched at a much more advanced level. If students can NOT answer the questions at the end of a subsection, it is not well taught. This writer seems to want to actually prepare students, so that they are successful by the time they reach the questions. These questions also serve as a review of algebra and geometry.

To read this book with understanding, students must have taken geometry. If this has not been done I suggest the geometry course available at www.teach12.com as well as a reputable geometry book such as that by Harold R. Jacobs. For an algebra background I suggest the math courses through www.thinkwell.com. For this text, you will need a knowledge of vectors such as can be found in the thinkwell or other standard precal text.

There is usually an attempt to cover the material in this book in Precalculus texts. Typically about 100 pages is allowed in a high school Precalculus text. This book allows over 400 pages. This gives room for more depth of coverage, more examples, and a bit slower progression. I would recommend this text strongly to bright Precalculus students wanting more challenge, as well as to students that just don't seem to be getting the concepts from the abridged version found in the one year high school or college Precalculus texts.

There seems to be an unfortunate gap between the knowledge necessary to do well in college and what students have as the come in the door. If you look at the grade curve, most of our children are making C or WORSE in college mathematics and physics. Is it time we admitted that some of the concepts that we throw at children are given out without adequate practice?Analytic Geometry is an area where skill improves with practice, just as does throwing a baseball or playing a piece of music. If you are a student in a school system that firmly believes that students need no more math practice, consider independent study of this text over a summer term prior to calculus.

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7. Calculus and Analytic Geometry
by George B. Thomas, Ross L. Finney
 Hardcover: Pages (1999-04)
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Isbn: 020135036X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Textbook presents a modern view of calculus enhanced by the use of technology. Revised and updated edition includes examples and discussions that encourage students to think visually and numerically. DLC: Calculus. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars calculus and analytic geometry 7th edition
The book came in on time and was very quick arriving at my door.The book was in excellent condition. Inside there was blemishes but maybe it was my fault.
I felt in love with this book; that is why I bought it to replace the very old one.The mathematics was very elegant and the way they are conceived so impressed me.That is why I decided to buy it again.Overall, a beautiful book on mathematics.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Customer Service
The purchasing experience exeeded my expectations.The Sellers followed up to ensure that we were happy with the conditon of the purchase.Overall good experience.

3-0 out of 5 stars satisfactory
The book I got was the correct one, but I didn't get it until about a week after the estimated ship date.The description said that the book was in like new condition, but when I got it the corners were slightly beat up, the pages were in good condition but I would classify it as either good or very good condition not like new

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book (5th ed), I still own it and use it ...
I used this book for a University Honors Calculus class that I took as a senior in High School.As a math enthusiast (my dad was a Math Professor), and compared to other math books, I would say that the exposition in this book is very very good.The authors were from MIT and U-Illinois, respectively (the latter is where I took the honor calculus class), and at the time it was being used at both schools.

Some people have criticized this book as 'repetitive' and 'obvious' but I HEAVILY disagree.Calculus is a set of tools for approaching geometric problems.There are hundreds of tools in this book.My honors calculus professor had us working one sub-section of the book EVERY NIGHT, FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR.In that time, we finished the entire book.I worked 4 problems EVERY NIGHT, FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR.Later on, I attended MIT, and I was helping the freshmen in their calculus homeworks 5 years later FROM MEMORY!Meanwhile, the MIT students, who had less practice (one problem set per week) quickly forgot what they had learned!So I was helping the upperclassmen to remember their calculus, too !!

Calculus is the very last "bag of tricks" subject that is taught in most math curriculums.The theory behind integration and differentiation and other techniques are all there, in the Thomas and Finney book.The burden is on the reader to understand the theory, before they jump to the practicum.It's true that Thomas and Finney do not ask you to derive new theorems, but there is too much material to allow this in a 2-semester or 3-semester textbook.

I wonder how far people have gone after complaining that there was too much rote practice in this book.In my case, I enjoyed the book and completed a PhD in theoretical computer science.

3-0 out of 5 stars ---> Better Than Nothing <---
I am on the brink of completing Calc II. Between this book and 2 other calc textbooks that I have, Larson 7e, and Stewart 5e - ET, I finally made it through calculus. (Damn public school system.) There are topics in this book that my other 2 calc books have provided a much better explanation for. If the three authors were to collaborate they could possibly produce a rather fine Calculus textbook. ---- Ultimately, there is NO perfect textbook.

If you find that you are having difficulty understanding concepts in one textbook try finding an equal counterpart by a different author. It has helped me.

Read and learn all you can. Don't be a participant in the dumbing down process. ... Read more

8. Algebra and Trigonometry with Analytic Geometry (with CengageNOW Printed Access Card)
by Earl W. Swokowski, Jeffery A. Cole
Hardcover: 1023 Pages (2007-02-23)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Clear explanations, an uncluttered and appealing layout, and examples and exercises featuring a variety of real-life applications have made this text popular among students year after year. This latest edition of Swokowski and Cole's ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY retains these features. The problems have been consistently praised for being at just the right level for precalculus students like you. The book also provides calculator examples, including specific keystrokes that show you how to use various graphing calculators to solve problems more quickly. Perhaps most important-this book effectively prepares you for further courses in mathematics. ... Read more

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It was in good condition and fast shipping. Even though I bought the wrong book, they understand and gave me a full refund. I would recommend them some one else.

5-0 out of 5 stars Holy cow, I'm a buyer not a writer!!
This is the second time we ordered the book.The first time the D--- computer or the Amazon.com site kept defaulting to a different zip code--the second four digits.Ii happened so often that I thought it had been altered and went along with it.Obviously the PO ignored everything else in the address and it couldn't be delivered. The Amazon site tried again on the second order to insert that last four digits of the zip-code.It was like telling Hal, "Hal I can't let you do that."After 30 + years I do know my zip code.Amazon get your act in order!! It happened the second time and after numerous attempts I got the %#$@&&* site to recognize the correct last four digits. I guess 1984 didinfiltrateand immerseour society with thought control.

But back to the second attempt.The book was delivered as promised and on time.It was the book we desired, desperately needed, and it was the merchandise as advertised.In all respects the second seller did all that he/she could to be an honest, efficient, and complaint merchant.We were pleased with the transaction!! ... Read more

9. Analytic Geometry
by Edwin Schofield Crawley, Henry Brown Evans
Paperback: 262 Pages (2010-02-22)
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Asin: 1144795095
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more

10. Geometry - Plane, Solid & Analytic Problem Solver (Problem Solvers)
by The Staff of REA, Ernest Woodward
Paperback: 1080 Pages (1998)
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Asin: 0878915109
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Covers topics in plane and solid (space) geometry.Pictorial diagrams with thorough explanations on solving problems incongruence, parallelism, inequalities, similarities, triangles, circles,polygons, constructions, and coordinate/analytic geometry. Aninvaluable aid for students. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Enough review and you get it
I wanted to get better at organizing my mind.You knew they taught Chess at West Point.Right?Well, Geometry makes you think.It makes you think in logical steps for problem solving.This book just gives example after example and exhaustively ingrains how to solve Geometry problems.Along the way it coincidentally builds your endurance for solving other problems.This may not be the best book or the most cutting edge but it has such a huge mass of answers and ways to arrive at them that you will absorb the methods.I like it.You might say that if you stare at these pages long enough that you learn by osmosis.I think there should be a book like this in every field of endeavor.Call it canned experience. Oh, a better typeset would be nice.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource, really does the trick.
I bought this book right after I started a class in Linear Algebra where the first chapter had us working some geometric proofs using the rules for vector addition, subtraction, and scalar multiplication.

Although this book strictly focuses on geometry and does not use vectors in its proofs, it did clearly illustrate proofs that were easy enough to think through in terms of vectors.

The book is well-written and begins with a review of Methods of Proof, Lines & Angles, Perpendicularity, and Triangles before getting into specific geometric forms.

900+ pages and 900+ problems with a summary of theorems and properties at the end of the book.Some reviews at Amazon contain complaints about REA Problems Solvers, but I have always liked them and I really like this one.They are not intended to replace a textbook, but to give lots of examples over-and-above what a textbook would include.

For example, a few years ago I was studying College Algebra and I was having trouble understanding logarithms.So I reviewed the examples in the REA Problem Solver for Algebra and Trigonometry and worked some problems along with the REA book and then I saw how simple they really were.I have purchased REA Problem Solvers for Calculus, Differential Equations, and Linear Algebra as well and have found all of them to be helpful with some being more useful or better-written than others.

One of the complaints about these books is that they are all written using a Courier-style font.This is true, but there are still Greek symbols, integral signs, exponents, etc (e.g. you do not see 10-squared written as 10^2 - they use a superscript for the exponent).Another complaint that I have seen is that they contain errors.I have not noticed any, but that does not mean there are none present.I do not review these books cover-to-cover, but take a look at those topics that I need to review, so I may not have encountered any errors but they could still be present.

Purchased new, the books may seem a bit pricey if you are on a budget (nowadays the books have a list price of $30.95 for some subjects and $25.95 for others, with discounted prices ranging between $17.95 and $30.25).I always buy them from the affiliated 3rd-party booksellers on Amazon.I got my Geometry Problem Solver extremely cheap $3.15 plus $3.99 for S&H - total of $7.14 and the book arrived in a couple of weeks and was in excellent condition (like new!).

Most of the time I have spent in the $12-$15 range (incl S&H) for these guides.Even if I only were to find help on a single topic within the book, that, to me, is still a bargain.Especially so if you consider the price relative to the cost of tuition and textbooks.If you are really price conscious, most college libraries have copies that are rarely checked out.Until my copy was shipped, I used the one in our library and saw that it had last been checked out in 2004!

p.s. I am 54 years old and went back to night school and started studying math 3 years ago with College Algebra, Trig, PreCalc, Calc 1,2,3, Diff Eq, and now Linear Alg.I have had REA guides for all of the classes and have found them useful in every case.

5-0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK
A great book loaded with proofs for geometry (SAS, CPCTC, etc) and geometic problems (Pythagorean Therom). ... Read more

11. Algebraic and Analytic Geometry (London Mathematical Society Lecture Note Series)
by Amnon Neeman
Paperback: 434 Pages (2007-09-24)
list price: US$85.00 -- used & new: US$68.70
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Asin: 0521709830
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This textbook, for an undergraduate course in modern algebraic geometry, recognizes that the typical undergraduate curriculum contains a great deal of analysis and, by contrast, little algebra. Because of this imbalance, it seems most natural to present algebraic geometry by highlighting the way it connects algebra and analysis; the average student will probably be more familiar and more comfortable with the analytic component. The book therefore focuses on Serre's GAGA theorem, which perhaps best encapsulates the link between algebra and analysis. GAGA provides the unifying theme of the book: we develop enough of the modern machinery of algebraic geometry to be able to give an essentially complete proof, at a level accessible to undergraduates throughout. The book is based on a course which the author has taught, twice, at the Australian National University. ... Read more

12. Problems in Analytic Geometry
by D. Kletenik
Paperback: 300 Pages (2002-01)
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Asin: 0898757142
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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A translation of a Soviet text covering plane analytic geometry and solid analytic geometry. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Classic!! Rocks
This book is so much better than the Schaum's outline or problem book series. If working on routine repetitive problems are you hobby then there is nothing I can say about. But if you want to learn through working on problems--interesting and typical problems, this book is for you. Analytic Geometry is an old subject and high school math doesn't emphasize enough. For those ambitious students or high school teachers, it's a valuable contribution. ... Read more

13. Analytic Geometry (7th Edition)
by Tarwater
 Hardcover: 433 Pages (1993-07-31)
list price: US$102.00 -- used & new: US$50.00
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Asin: 0201529149
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Analytic Geometry By Gordon Fuller. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Last of A Dying Breed
This is a classic textbook which introduces students to the fundamentalsof analytic geometry.In order to understand calculus, one must have athorough background in analytic geometry.Unfortunately, the current trendin math publishing is to forgo this great subject and present students withan motley mix of topics in a course called PreCalculus. Trigonometry andanalytic geometry end up getting the short shrift, with greater emphasisbeing placed on algebraic manipulation.This is a tragic loss for studentson a number of levels.Theyneed analytic geometry in order to succeed ineven first semester calculus, and yet for many analytic geometry isrelegated to the second or third semester of a calculus class in college,or in one chapter (or less) in a precalculus book!Also, the analyticgeometry allows the high school student a glimpse of mathematical beauty,of how things in mathematics work together: that mathematics holds up as asubject and is not just an assortment of tricks for various situations.Hopefully, the trend will turn around and this will not be the last of adying breed: that others will continue to offer and write expository workson this subject for the benefit ofstudents who wish to continue on tohigher mathematics. ... Read more

14. Technical Calculus with Analytic Geometry
by Judith L. Gersting
Paperback: 501 Pages (2010-10-18)
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Asin: 048667343X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Skillfully conceived and written text, with many special features, covers functions and graphs, straight lines and conic sections, new coordinate systems, the derivative, patterns for integration, differential equations, much more. Many examples, exercises and practice problems, with answers. Advanced undergraduate/graduate-level. 1984 edition.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Finest Explaination of Calculus and Analytic Geometry!
I agree with the other reviews about this book. I've been out of school for many years yet I used this book to prepare for the math content found on the engineer-in-training exam and I passed. I wish when I took calculus the first time in school that the teacher used this book. Gersting not only explains the subject matter well but also provides clear examples. Add to this it is excellent as a self-study book. I recommend it for anyone wanting to review the subject and also as a reference for those struggling in a traditional calculus classes.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, Friendly Text
I agree with the previous reviewer that it is surpising that no one else has reviewed this book.It's terrific.

I had two semesters of calculus about 15 years ago.I did very well, but I wanted to brush up.This book has been ideal.It covers the basics of analytic geometry, differential and integral calculus, and ends with a chapter on differential equations.

I believe it would also be ideal for someone trying to teach himself.It is very friendly, and there are _lots_ of problems: examples, practice problems, and exercises.Answers are given to all practice problems and odd-numbered exercises.

I sort of doubt I'm getting the depth or breadth of my two college semesters, but I think this is a solid and user-friendly place to start.

5-0 out of 5 stars one of the best calculus books ever
A wonderful book for anyone who wants to learn geometry, trigonometry, calculus, and beginning differential equations on their own or to go back and fill in holes.

This book leaves you wishing you had seen it earlier in life. I found myself smacking my forehead at how simply and powerfully it implants information into the readers mind. So clearly written and fun to read that since the early 1990s when it came out I have gone through many copies by giving it away to students and friends who wanted to learn or become better at calculus and mathematics in their spare time (and with little time to spare). I got online to buy another copy and was surprised it had not yet been reviewed!

Every chapter starts with a succinct lesson and then jumps into many worked examples that build upon each other until the reader is dizzyingly skilled. Little cartoon owls give special insight and mnemonic phrases in key places. Each chapter ends with exercises and solutions to odd numbered problems.

This book is ideal for people who have even moderate skill at Algebra I/II. College level physicists, engineers, and other applied scientists will really enjoy this book.

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15. Calculus with Analytic Geometry, 5th Edition
by Howard Anton
Paperback: 432 Pages (1995-03-15)
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Asin: 0471105899
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Continues the outstanding tradition of earlier volumes with attention to detail, well-written explanations and a lively, accessible approach to learning. The size of this edition has been substantially reduced by rewriting major portions of the material for more efficient exposition and effective use of space. New material has been added on parametric representations of surfaces, Jacobians and Kepler's laws. Also includes new reference matter on complex numbers as well as biographies and historical notes which capture the personalities of the great mathematicians. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great for the brain!!!
This book is perfect if you are looking to get a better understanding of how Calculus with analytic geometry really works. It also helped me to become more precise in working with logarithmic and exponential functions.

4-0 out of 5 stars Please Help Me......
I already have the book but I need to get the solution manual seperately. If you can help me find it please let me know!

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best books I have on Calculus...
Absolutely the best comprehensive book on calculus I had a chance to study. If you are looking for a good calculus book, you just found it! The solution manual is also available...

5-0 out of 5 stars The best darn math book available!
Anton's companion book remembers all those things about math that you forgot!In a disarmingly humorous way, the authors bring youup to speed on everything from solving "word problems", to the intricacies of partial fraction decomposition.You will definately get your mony's worth ... Read more

16. Calculus With Analytic Geometry
by Dale E. Varberg, Edwin J. Purcell
 Hardcover: 944 Pages (1991-10-30)
list price: US$108.00 -- used & new: US$18.56
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Asin: 0131177559
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Examples directly relate to the questions
I'm doing calculus and intending to use it for computer programming. This book gives full coverage of several pieces of material which are not in or are poorly explained in the recent books on this subject. The author does an excellent job of giving a solid set of examples and exercises (that directly relate to the examples) that you can immediately dig into.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent reference!
I used this book in my freshman calculus course quite some time ago, but found it very readable and well laid out. Since then I've gone back to grad school and am taking courses in mathematical physics and quantum mechanics. This book has been such an invaluable resource that I just bought another copy to replace the old one (which is totally falling apart!). It has been an essential tool for solving the grueling problem sets that have been assigned to me this semester.

Being that this is an old and out of print edition, I was able to buy it for next to nothing, which makes it even better!

Besides, calculus doesn't change, just the pretty pictures and graphs that get put into the calculus text books. Unless you need a certain book for a particular class, you'll be better off buying the 6th ed. of this book. It's much more affordable and has all the information as a $100 text...just less pictures.

1-0 out of 5 stars Avoid like the plague.
Incomplete explanations, poor exposition, and left-out steps make this a poor choice for the calculus newbie.I tried to learn calculus on my own with this book and was tripped-up repeatedly by this totally inadequatetextbook.I then picked up a copy of Calculus with Analytic Geometry byGeorge F. Simmons which was a pleasure to read and work-through.This bookeven manages to make the concept of limits fuzzy; a problem which theSimmons book cleared up immediately.This text might be a conciserefresher for someone who has studied the subject before, but if you arelooking for a textbook to study on your own, steer clear. ... Read more

17. Modern analytic geometry
by Gerald C Preston
 Hardcover: 319 Pages (1971)

Isbn: 0060452560
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18. Introduction to Analytical Geometry
by A. Robson
Paperback: 424 Pages (2009-07-16)
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Asin: 0521116198
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First published in 1940, this book was written by the senior mathematical master at Marlborough College in Wiltshire, England. It was designed as a student textbook and the author aimed to give a pre-university level introduction to the use of coordinates and analytical methods in geometry. With only a basic knowledge of elementary calculus and rectangular Cartesian coordinates required, the book offers many exercises suitable for a beginner and detailed introductions to a large variety of methods and ideas. ... Read more

19. Algebra and Trigonometry With Analytic Geometry: A Problem-Solving Approach
by Walter Fleming, Dale Varberg
 Hardcover: 697 Pages (1989-01)
list price: US$47.60
Isbn: 0130234419
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20. History of Analytic Geometry (Dover Books on Mathematics)
by Carl B. Boyer
Paperback: 304 Pages (2004-11-29)
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Asin: 0486438325
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Designed as an integrated survey of the development of analytic geometry, this study presents the concepts and contributions from before the Alexandrian Age through the eras of the great French mathematicians Fermat and Descartes, and on through Newton and Euler to the "Golden Age," from 1789 to 1850. 1956 edition. Analytical bibliography. Index.
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4-0 out of 5 stars appreciate the achievements of great minds
Analytic geometry is where the maths student first encounters the combining of traditional Euclidean geometry with algebra. A profound mix, though perhaps most students won't appreciate it as such. Boyer shows how, slowly, the necessary ideas in analytic geometry came together. He traces the first stirrings back to the classical era of ancient Greece and Rome. But the greatest step may well have been due to Rene Decartes and his laying down of the x and y grid in two dimensions. Plus, of course, analytic geometry was necessary for the development of calculus, with the concept of a slope.

You probably are already familiar with all of the maths that the book covers. What Boyer offers is an appreciation of the great minds that preceded up and made these achievements. ... Read more

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