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From differentiation to integration — solve problems with ease

Got a grasp on the terms and concepts you need to know, but get lost halfway through a problem or, worse yet, not know where to begin? Have no fear! This hands-on guide focuses on helping you solve the many types of calculus problems you encounter in a focused, step-by-step manner. With just enough refresher explanations before each set of problems, you'll sharpen your skills and improve your performance. You'll see how to work with limits, continuity, curve-sketching, natural logarithms, derivatives, integrals, infinite series, and more!

100s of Problems!

  • Step-by-step answer sets clearly identify where you went wrong (or right) with a problem
  • The inside scoop on calculus shortcuts and strategies
  • Know where to begin and how to solve the most common problems
  • Use calculus in practical applications with confidence

Synopsis:

From differentiation to integration - solve problems with ease

Got a grasp on the terms and concepts you need to know, but get lost halfway through a problem or, worse yet, not know where to begin? Have no fear! This hands-on guide focuses on helping you solve the many types of calculus problems you encounter in a focused, step-by-step manner. With just enough refresher explanations before each set of problems, you'll sharpen your skills and improve your performance. You'll see how to work with limits, continuity, curve-sketching, natural logarithms, derivatives, integrals, infinite series, and more!

100s of Problems!

  • Step-by-step answer sets clearly identify where you went wrong (or right) with a problem
  • The inside scoop on calculus shortcuts and strategies
  • Know where to begin and how to solve the most common problems
  • Use calculus in practical applications with confidence

Synopsis:

Problems in calculus cover such things as infinite series, improper integrals, differentiation and integration, limits and continuity, antiderivatives, and the mean value theorem.

About the Author

A graduate of Brown University and the University of Wisconsin Law School, Mark Ryan has been teaching math since 1989. He runs the Math Center in Winnetka, Illinois (www.themathcenter.com), where he teaches high school math courses including an introduction to calculus and a workshop for parents based on a program he developed, The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Math Students. In high school, he twice scored a perfect 800 on the math portion of the SAT, and he not only knows mathematics, he has a gift for explaining it in plain English. He practiced law for four years before deciding he should do something he enjoys and use his natural talent for mathematics. Ryan is a member of the Authors Guild and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Calculus Workbook For Dummies is Ryan’s third book. Everyday Math for Everyday Life was published in 2002 and Calculus For Dummies (Wiley) in 2003.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Pre-Calculus Review.

Chapter 1: Getting Down the Basics: Algebra and Geometry.

Chapter 2: Funky Functions and Tricky Trig.

Part II: Limits and Continuity.

Chapter 3: A Graph Is Worth a Thousand Words: Limits and Continuity.

Chapter 4: Nitty-Gritty Limit Problems.

Part III: Differentiation.

Chapter 5: Getting the Big Picture: Differentiation Basics.

Chapter 6: Rules, Rules, Rules:The Differentiation Handbook.

Chapter 7: Analyzing Those Shapely Curves with the Derivative.

Chapter 8: Using Differentiation to Solve Practical Problems.

Part IV: Integration and Infinite Series.

Chapter 9: Getting into Integration.

Chapter 10: Integration: Reverse Differentiation.

Chapter 11: Integration Rules for Calculus Connoisseurs.

Chapter 12: Who Needs Freud? Using the Integral to Solve Your Problems.

Chapter 13: Infinite Series: Welcome to the Outer Limits.

Part V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 14: Ten Things about Limits, Continuity, and Infinite Series.

Chapter 15: Ten Things You Better Remember about Differentiation.

Chapter 16: Ten Things to Remember about Integration If You Know What’s Good for You.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764587825
Author:
Ryan, Mark
Publisher:
For Dummies
Subject:
Calculus
Subject:
Workbooks
Subject:
Mathematics-Calculus
Subject:
Introductory Calculus
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20050819
Binding:
Online electronic file accessible through online networks
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
10.01x7.99x.69 in. .90 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , From differentiation to integration - solve problems with ease

Got a grasp on the terms and concepts you need to know, but get lost halfway through a problem or, worse yet, not know where to begin? Have no fear! This hands-on guide focuses on helping you solve the many types of calculus problems you encounter in a focused, step-by-step manner. With just enough refresher explanations before each set of problems, you'll sharpen your skills and improve your performance. You'll see how to work with limits, continuity, curve-sketching, natural logarithms, derivatives, integrals, infinite series, and more!

100s of Problems!

  • Step-by-step answer sets clearly identify where you went wrong (or right) with a problem
  • The inside scoop on calculus shortcuts and strategies
  • Know where to begin and how to solve the most common problems
  • Use calculus in practical applications with confidence

"Synopsis" by , Problems in calculus cover such things as infinite series, improper integrals, differentiation and integration, limits and continuity, antiderivatives, and the mean value theorem.
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