Obviously, I have not checked every math book in existence. Disclaimer
aside, I believe that Stroud's "Engineering Mathematics" (which I own)
is the best text book of its kind, and I have high hopes for "Advanced
Engineering Mathematics" (which I intend to buy).
If you're having trouble with Mr. Stroud's gentle, thorough tutelage,
then you have trouble indeed!
The trick is finding a math course that actually uses either book.
Being an American, that was difficult (Stroud was from the UK), but
it's a problem I've managed to overcome for the moment.
While not an engineering book, no discussion of math books can be
complete without mentioning Silvanus P. Thompson's "Calculus made
easy". If for no other reason, it's worth having for its inscription:
"What one fool can do, another can."
>I currently have Stroud & Booth's "Engineering Mathematics" and "Advanced
>Engineering Mathematics" books.
>There is another book called "Advanced Engineering Mathematics" written by
>Kreyszig. Is this any better then the books mentioned above? It has a hefty
>price tag of $140.
>Also, is there any book that can compete with Art of Electronics as a
>Book recommendations welcome! Thanks.