Hi,

I'm extremely interested in learning about algebra and advanced calculus but I don't really know where to start. The internet seems littered with books and different tutorials but I'd like the members of the Science forum to enlighten me with their help.

What is Calculus? And how is it applied in the real world? Who invented it?

What book is the best and most suitable for a begginer?

My education in mathematics is a simple high school degree with a few courses in college.