Free Online Calculus Text Books

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In this list I have collected all useful and important free online calculus textbooks mostly in downloadable pdf format. Feel free to download and use these.

  1. Elementary Calculus : An approach using infinitesimals by H. J. Keisler
  2. Multivariable Calculus by Jim Herod and George Cain
  3. Calculus by Gilbert Strang
  4. Calculus Bible by Neveln
  5. Lecture Notes for Applied Calculus by Karl Heinz Dovermann
  6. A Summary of Calculus by Karl Heinz Dovermann
  7. First Year Calculus Notes by Paul Garrett
  8. The Calculus of Functions of Several Variables by Professor Dan Sloughter
  9. Difference Equations to Differential Equations : An Introduction to Calculus by Professor Dan Sloughter
  10. Visual Calculus by Lawrence S. Husch
  11. A Problem Text in Advanced Calculus by John Erdman
  12. Understanding Calculus by Faraz Hussain
  13. Advanced Calculus by Lynn Loomio and Schlomo Sternberg
  14. The Calculus Wikibook on Wikibooks
  15. Vector Calculus
  16. The Calculus for Engineers by John Perry
  17. Calculus Unlimited by J E Marsden & A Weinstein
  18. Advanced Calculus by E B Wilson
  19. Differential and Integral Calculus by Daniel A Murray;cc=math;idno=00870001;view=image;seq=6;page=root;size=100
  20. Elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus by W A Granville & P F Smith
  21. Calculus by Raja Almukkahal, Victor Cifarelli, Chun Tuk Fan & L Jarvis
  22. A course on Pure Mathematics by G. H. Hardy
  23. Calculus Volume I, II and III; and Student Guides by Marsden and Weinstein
  24. Calculus Early Transcendentals by David Guichard
  25. Calculus in Context by Callahan,
  26. Introduction to Calculus Volume 1 and 2 by J.H. Heinbockel
  27. Concepts in Calculus (1, 2 and 3) by Miklos Bona, Sergei Shabanov

Bonus Free Calculus Text Books

wdt_ID Title Author Download Links Published Pages Description
1 Calculus Early Transcendentals David Guichard 320 An excellent book - one of the best for coverage of the basics of calculus. Does not include differential equations, partial derivitatives, or vector calculus. The table of contents and index use hyperlinks, so it's easy to navigate around.
2 Calculus in Context Callahan, 869 Like "Calculus, Early Transendentals", this would be a fine book for self-study. It is more than twice as large as that book, so that it covers more toptics. The authors seem to love the subject, and their enthusiasm shows.
3 Introduction to Calculus Volume 1 J.H. Heinbockel 566 Clear explainations, colorful graphics, beautiful typography. Most of Volume 2 is devoted to vector calculus.
4 Introduction to Calculus Volume 2 570
5 Calculus Gilbert Strang 671 First-rate presentation - clear, concise, with interesting applications to physics and economics. Unfortunately, it was poorly scanned from a paper copy, and would be very tiresome to read.
6 Calculus Benjamin Crowell 205
7 Calculus Made Easy Silvanus P. Thompson 292 An ancient book, but there may be no better introduction to calculus. It is a short book however, and reading the whole thing will leave one bereft of some important knowledge. A print version is available, with some changes and additions by Martin Gardner.
8 First Year Calculus WWL Chen 280 Each of the 22 chapters is a downloadable pdf file
9 Comtemporary Calculus Dale Hoffman 1,248 This otherwise excellent book is not in the "A" group only because the mathematics is typeset strangely, probably because it was composed in MS Word instead of LaTeX.
10 Active Calculus Matt Boelkins. et. al. 1,509 Project oriented; probably not suited for self-study

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  1. What a great resource! Thanks for posting this. I’m happy to find a couple of good free vector and multivariable calculus books; that will be useful for both me and my students!

    Thanks for putting this together, and for sharing it.

  2. Thanks for sharing this list. I have a title to add: “A Course of Pure Mathematics” by G.H. Hardy. Available free from

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