Hi renegade,

The only book, besides "Cracking the GRE", I used for my Calculus preparation was "Real Analysis" by H.Royden. Only first couple of chapters you need to cover actually. Being able to solve problems from Royden, you should not have problems with calculus questions on subject test.

According to other literature, I found M.Artin's "Algebra" as very good book. Cannot recommend any on combinatorics/diff.eq./number theory though.

Wish you good luck on test!

## Good calculus texts anyone?

### Good calculus texts anyone?

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### Re: Good calculus texts anyone?

Anton's calculus is pretty good.

### Re: Good calculus texts anyone?

i said probability because i know it least.

calculus is really important on the gre, though.

calculus is really important on the gre, though.

### Re: Good calculus texts anyone?

My Picks

Calculus :: Apostol 2 volumes + Thomas/Finny + more the best, thumb rule is you need to finish 60 questions in 2hrs practice for that speed and precision

Abstract :: Herstein + Gallian

Linear :: Insel

Real Analysis :: Arthur Mattuck + Rudin

Complex Analysis :: Brown

Probability :: Any Good book

Differential Equations :: Edwards and Penny

Number Theory :: Gareth

Topology :: Munkres + Lee ( Introduction to Topological Manifolds)

Combinatorics :: Kevin Ferland

Calculus :: Apostol 2 volumes + Thomas/Finny + more the best, thumb rule is you need to finish 60 questions in 2hrs practice for that speed and precision

Abstract :: Herstein + Gallian

Linear :: Insel

Real Analysis :: Arthur Mattuck + Rudin

Complex Analysis :: Brown

Probability :: Any Good book

Differential Equations :: Edwards and Penny

Number Theory :: Gareth

Topology :: Munkres + Lee ( Introduction to Topological Manifolds)

Combinatorics :: Kevin Ferland

### Re: Good calculus texts anyone?

Which one? There is "Calculus: A New Horizon", "Calculus Early Transcendentals Single Variable", "Calculus Late Transcendentals Combined", "Calculus with Analytic Geometry" etc...trevaskis wrote:Anton's calculus is pretty good.

### Re: Good calculus texts anyone?

A new horizon.

### Re: Good calculus texts anyone?

Hi renegade, got your PM. I think you're overthinking it (as so many of us here have done in preparation for the test.) Just pick a damn Calculus book and work some damn problems in it, and under timed conditions! The books I happened to use are Stewart's "Calculus: Early Transcendentals" (4th ed) and for Precalc I used Larson and Hostetler's "Precalculus" (4th ed.)

You should pick problems that are related conceptually in as many ways possible as problems you'll encounter on the test, and give yourself 2.5 minutes per problem, just like on the test. This is, of course, presupposing you've already worked through all the practice problems on all the available tests.

Also, I'm not necessarily the best guy to ask on this, since I actually missed over a quarter of the problems on the exam (8 missed, 10 omitted.) But maybe that's good enough for this year.

You should pick problems that are related conceptually in as many ways possible as problems you'll encounter on the test, and give yourself 2.5 minutes per problem, just like on the test. This is, of course, presupposing you've already worked through all the practice problems on all the available tests.

Also, I'm not necessarily the best guy to ask on this, since I actually missed over a quarter of the problems on the exam (8 missed, 10 omitted.) But maybe that's good enough for this year.