Calculus Edition: fourth (English, Hardcover, Michael Spivak)
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Publisher: Publish Or Perish, Inc.
ISBN: 9780914098911, 0914098918
Edition: fourth, 2008
This edition differs from the third mainly in the inclusion of additional problems, as well as a complete update of the Suggested Reading, together with some changes of exposition, mainly in Chapters 5 and 20.
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This book leans towards Mathematical Analysis (a subject that explores the theoretical problems of Calculus, infinite series, real numbers, etc...). So the motivations are of a different kind. Instead of motivating by examples, real word problems, etc... Spivak motivates us by showing how Calculus can be used to discover the mystical properties of real numbers. These topics are definitely important for Calculus (for answering deep questions). However, they need not be read by all. Those who l...