Synopses & Reviews
Hard stuff made easy Your practical, self-paced guide to calculus.
Fully revised and updated, Calculus DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition is the curriculum-based tutorial for anyone overwhelmed by this complex mathematics subject. The book helps you gain a more intuitive understanding of both differential and integral calculus. An experienced teacher and author of more than 30 books puts all the math background you need inside and uses practical examples and worked problems with solutions to make everything clear.
Calculus DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition Provides chapter-opening objectives to give you insight into what you're going to learn in each step Includes detailed examples with in-depth explanations of how to arrive at the solution Features an intensive focus on word problems and fractions Contains questions at the end of every chapter reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses Concludes with a final exam for overall self-assessment
Step-by-step coverage:
Basics; Foundations of Calculus; Applications of the Derivative; The Integral; Indeterminate Forms; Transcendental Functions; Methods of Integration; Applications of the Integral
Synopsis
Calculate this: learning CALCULUS just got a whole lot easier
Stumped trying to understand calculus? Calculus Demystified, Second Edition, will help you master this essential mathematical subject.
Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins by covering the basics--number systems, coordinates, sets, and functions. You'll move on to limits, derivatives, integrals, and indeterminate forms. Transcendental functions, methods of integration, and applications of the integral are also covered. Clear examples, concise explanations, and worked problems make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts.
It's a no-brainer You'll get: Applications of the derivative and the integral Rules of integration Coverage of improper integrals An explanation of calculus with logarithmic and exponential functions Details on calculation of work, averages, arc length, and surface area
Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Calculus Demystified, Second Edition, is one book you won't want to function without
About the Author
Author Information Steven G. Krantz is Chairman of the Mathematics Department at Washington University in St. Louis. An award-winning teacher and author, Dr. Krantz has written more than 30 books on mathematics, including How to Teach Mathematics, Calculus Demystified, and Differential Equations Demystified. He is the former Deputy Director at the American Institute of Mathematics.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Basics;
Chapter 2. Foundations of Calculus;
Chapter 3. Applications of the Derivative;
Chapter 4. The Integral;
Chapter 5. Indeterminate Forms;
Chapter 6. Transcendental Functions;
Chapter 7. Methods of Integration;
Chapter 8. Applications of the Integral