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I agree. As far as calculus goes, I am more enamored with books like Spivak's (http://www.amazon.com/Calculus-4th-Michael-Spivak/dp/0914098...) that take a proof-centric approach to teach calculus from first principles.
Incidentally, for those who want to learn linear algebra for CS in a mooc setting there are 3 classes running at this very moment:
https://www.edx.org/course/linear-algebra-foundations-fronti... (from UT Austin)
https://www.edx.org/course/applications-linear-algebra-part-... (from Davidson)
http://coursera.org/course/matrix (from Brown)
The first 2 use matlab (and come with a free subscription to it for 6 months or so), the last python. One interesting part of the UT Austin class is that it teaches you an induction-tinged method for dealing with matrices that let you auto-generate code for manipulating them: http://edx-org-utaustinx.s3.amazonaws.com/UT501x/Spark/index... .
And of course there are Strang's lectures too, but those are sufficiently linked to elsewhere.
⬐ pakled_engineerMy calc I course in university was applied calculus without a text. I had to go back and redo single variable by reading Spivak (and Polya's How to Solve It) to figure out the proofs in Concrete Math by D. Knuth, et. al.