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self-studying ap calculus bc, which text book? is which?

lemonelemone - Posts: 976 Member
edited October 2009 in AP Tests Preparation
Okay a lot of people say Stewarts is the best, but which one?

On the collegeboard, it has two textbooks

Stewart, James. Calculus. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole.

Stewart, James. Single Variable Calculus: Concepts and Contexts. Belmont, CA: Brookes/Cole.

which one?

AP Calculus BC: Example Textbook List
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Replies to: self-studying ap calculus bc, which text book? is which?

  • PoemePoeme Registered User Posts: 1,329 Senior Member
    I think Stewart Calculus is single variable and multivariable calculus, so it has everything in the second book you mentioned. I have seen Stewart used at a college, so it would be a good book to invest in. We used it in my class last year, I believe it has everything on the AP test and some additional material. My class did well on the AP exam. I got a 5 and the average score for my class was a 4.9
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