by Freethinker

Submitted on February 26, 2015

Excellent calculus book! A must have for those in physics and engineering programs. Clear presentations of vector, parametric equations and multivariable functions using precise mathematical symbols and detailed pictures not usually found in math textbooks. The explanations are easily understood and there are many examples to illustrate concepts.

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This book was a great buy! Because I am using it to teach myself multivariable calc, I was at first taken aback when I discovered that there were no quick references to the solutions to the exercises anywhere in the book or online. However, Clark Bray has video solutions for a ton of the exercises in the book on his website: [...]. Even though there are no answer pages to the exercises, I find that these videos are even more helpful than answer pages because Bray himself walks you through a problem or concept if you do not understand it at first. This to me is a luxury that does not come with most math textbooks. The book is written in a really appealing casual style, but it is still challenging. It really just feels like a professor is explaining things to you in person. While I do wish that the book provided more formal proofs, the book still provides geometric proofs and derivations of the theorems that are not formally proven, so that the reader still understands exactly how the underlying mechanisms of multivariable calc work. If you still feel that you want quick references to the answers to the exercises, you can often use the app Wolfram Alpha to provide you with solutions.

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Submitted on June 4, 2014

I used this for a summer class with Clark Bray. Clark Bray teaches out of the book so it was obviously very useful (and necessary to have). The text is clear and concise. This book (and the class) actually made multivariable calculus fun for me! It had everything that I want in a textbook, and I wish my other textbooks were like this!

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Submitted on January 18, 2017

Because its a great book, and because my college forced me to buy a "custom" version of their multi-variable calculus text book that is about 5 to 6 times more expensive than this book. And the custom text book that I was required to buy is not a bad text book, but compared to what Clark Bray's book offers at it's price point, it's a joke. The irony is that my schools custom book has text plastered over it that it's part of their "text book savings program," like if that's a selling point. Anyways, if you want what good multi-variable calculus book that you can actually afford to keep after the semester is over, I would recommend this one.

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Submitted on August 15, 2017

This book is a must for students taking Multivariable Calculus, in college and highschool. This is my final year of highschool and will be taking Multivariable Calculus for a math course this year. The concepts are clearly defined and demonstrated through thoroughly worded theorems and drawings. Fair warning: Unlike most math books/textbooks I have used in the past, this book does NOT contain answers to the exercises presented in each section of the book. It is highly recommended that if one wishes to utilize this book, they would need a Multivariable Calc. teacher/professor to confirm their knowledge and expertise in Multivariable Calculus topics.

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Submitted on April 20, 2015

I'm teaching Calculus III next fall at the University of Maine at Farmington, and I was intrigued by this book, which stood out for its coverage and its low price. And then there's the fact that it's written by Clark Bray... and published by, well, Clark Bray. (I self published on Amazon, a teeny bit.) After receiving the book, I found that it was a full and completely legit text for the subject, and it also has all the wonderful idiosyncrasies that text publishers wipe out in producing those $178 tomes we use to kill pigeons and injure college freshpersons. (We don't really kill pigeons.) I love his exercises, I love his explanations, I love his organization and yes, I also love his price.

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Submitted on October 22, 2014

academically concise and good to study as real class examples are given precisely like what are being taught in class.

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