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Crosslink to a similar question on Mathexchange:preAlgebra-books Recommended there; and emphasized here: I like the book by Gelfand and Shen as a "plain math / no thrill" book: Gelfand, Shen (2003). Algebra. Boston: Birkhäuser


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I think the question as asked here is just misinformed. There are numerous books on pretty much all advanced mathematical topics which contain both answers and solutions. If you wish to read on intuition there is so much available on Mathoverflow etc. that this question and it's presuppositions must surely be an affront to those who labored to gain insight ...


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I agree with Henry Towsner's answer, but I also believe the premise of the question is false. For example, my college adopted Sullivan & Miranda 2e (one of the "glut" of calculus textbooks listed in the question) in our most recent calculus textbook search, in part because it seemed more readable than the usual options. Every example in the ...


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Single variable calculus is in a very different situation from the other topics you mention. The number of students in the US who take single variable calculus is at least two orders of magnitude up from the number who study any of those other subjects, because it's a requirement at many schools for a wide variety of majors. This leads to several effects ...


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This is not an answer, but more like a long comment. I could not easily find a free PDF of these textbooks - the measures to prevent book piracy work better now in Russia than a decade or two ago. Anyway, I found several screenshots, which I post below. The method has New Math-y feel to me, that is, instead of comparing and counting things it starts with ...


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