Clear and Concise. Varberg focuses on the most critical concepts.
This popular calculus text remains the shortest mainstream calculus book available – yet covers all relevant material needed by, and appropriate to, the study of calculus at this level. It's conciseness and clarity helps you focus on, and understand, critical concepts in calculus without them getting bogged down and lost in excessive and unnecessary detail. It is accurate, without being excessively rigorous, up-to-date without being faddish.
The briefest of all mainstream calculus texts continues to present calculus as a course focused on a few basic ideas centered around words, formulas, and graphs. The fill-in-the-blank items which begin each problem set test mastery of the basic vocabulary, understanding of the theorems, and ability to apply the concepts in the simplest settings. Some problems are marked with symbols indicating they can be solved using either a personal computer or almost any type of calculator. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)