Part of the problem may be that I'm having to repeat integral calculus for the third time -- maybe some of this is me.
That said, they left out center of mass integrals -- which are part of the corequisites for the physics class that made taking Calc II a necessity. The text varies from being persnickety verbose about topics we're not being tested on to symbolically dense with scant textual exposition for the things that we do need to know.
I realize calculus is a dense subject, and that it's often easier to convey a point by walking through an example, but when they do try to explain with examples, the ones they pick are so simplistic that they are nearly useless references for how to work the more complex problems at the end of the sections.
Oh, and I was given a used copy of the solutions manual. I've gone over some of their solutions with four different professors at my school (they help out in the tutor center). Let's just say the sarcasm from the professionals over their solution choices has been entertaining.
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- Publisher: Pearson; 1 edition (2 August 2013)
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