If any of you fellow anons are still in college pursuing math, be sure to check which books are used. I am stuck using Larson calculus 6e, let me tell you, it is complete trash. The whole book is written as though it is trying to teach calculus to someone that already knows it. You will come across terrible descriptions and explanations in each and every chapter. The word problems are a real laugh too, you are expected to just pull upper level formulas out of your ass before you can even get to work.
Tl;Dr if a class you are planning to take uses a Larson math text book, find a different or wait till one is available that does not use this travesty of a book.
I completely disagree. I'm not sure about that edition, but I used that book when I was learning calculus and it gives plenty of examples and problems for you to do.
If you aren't getting it, I recommend you find a video of somebody explaining what you don't understand. Math textbooks can be hard to read sometimes.
Kind of off-topic, but is bib.tiera.ru just giving 404 links for anyone else? I found Stephen Abbott's Understanding Analysis there, but the link didn't work. (Luckily I found the same filename somewhere else).
I used the site a few weeks ago and it was working fine IIRC.
goat analysis book desu
That might be it actually, since it's not just bib.tiera.ru that's affected but pretty much every one of the ebook/pdf download sites in the /sci/ wiki.
Where should I find books from now (apart from #bookz on undernet, which kind of sucks for textbooks anyway)
I mean, it kind of is a calculus book. It's great for a well-motivated intro to abstraction and proof for those who have already done cookbook calculus, but that's just a side bonus. It covers all the traditional freshman calc topics at an appropriate level and doesn't eschew computation.
Nobody's ever said it substitutes for an analysis book, just like nobody ever said Baby Rudin substitutes for a decent exposition on forms and measure. That's why it's called Calculus (along with Apostol's two volumes)
I thought Larson was poor until I saw the other cookbook calculus forms. Rogawski basically made his skimp lecture notes the default textbook for calc courses in Southern Californian universities.