eBook Calculus For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118791339
  • ISBN-13: 9781118791332
  • DDC: 515
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 509 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released February 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Calculus can be a topic many students struggle with, especially those without a solid mathematic background. In the first edition of Calculus For Dummies, the groundwork was laid for those interested in this discipline.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents at a Glance.
Table of Contents.
1: Introduction.
2: An Overview of Calculus.
3: What Is Calculus?.
4: The Two Big Ideas of Calculus: Differentiation and Integration — Plus Infinite Series.
5: Why Calculus Works.
6: Warming Up with Calculus Prerequisites.
7: Pre-Algebra and Algebra Review.
8: Funky Functions and Their Groovy Graphs.
9: The Trig Tango.
10: Limits.
11: Limits and Continuity.
12: Evaluating Limits.
13: Differentiation.
14: Differentiation Orientation.
15: Differentiation Rules — Yeah, Man, It Rules.
16: Differentiation and the Shape of Curves.
17: Your Problems are Solved: Differentiation to the Rescue!.
18: More Differentiation Problems: Going Off on a Tangent.
19: Integration and Infinite Series.
20: Intro to Integration and Approximating Area.
21: Integration: It's Backwards Differentiation.
22: Integration Techniques for Experts.
23: Forget Dr. Phil: Use the Integral to Solve Problems.
24: Taming the Infinite with Improper Integrals.
25: Infinite Series.
26: The Part of Tens.
27: Ten Things to Remember.
28: Ten Things to Forget.
29: Ten Things You Can't Get Away With.
About the Author.
Author's Acknowledgments.
Publisher's Acknowledgments.
Finding Volume with the Matryoshka Doll Method (a.k.a. The Cylindrical Shell Method).
The Partial Fractions Technique Where the Denominator Contains Repeated Linear or Quadratic Factors.
Trig Integrals Containing Sines and Cosines, Secants and Tangents, or Cosecants and Cotangents.
The Integration by Parts Method and Going in Circles.
Ten Cool Calculus Tips.