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Many colleges and universities require students to take at least one math course, and Calculus I is often the chosen option.
Calculus Essentials For Dummies provides explanations of key concepts for students who may have taken calculus in high school and want to review the most important concepts as they gear up for a faster-paced college course. Free of review and ramp-up material,
Calculus Essentials For Dummies sticks to the point with content focused on key topics only. It provides discrete explanations of critical concepts taught in a typical two-semester high school calculus class or a college level Calculus I course, from limits and differentiation to integration and infinite series. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical calculus concepts as they help high school students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back into the classroom who just need a refresher of the core concepts.
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Synopsis
Just the key concepts you need to score high in calculusFrom limits and differentiation to related rates and integration, this practical, friendly guide provides clear explanations of the core concepts you need to take your calculus skills to the next level. It's perfect for cramming, homework help, or review.
Test the limits (and continuity) — get the low-down on limits and continuity as they relate to critical concepts in calculus
Ride the slippery slope — understand how differ-entiation works, from finding the slope of a curve to making the rate-slope connection
Integrate yourself — discover how integration and area approximation are used to solve a bevy of calculus problems
Work it out — arm yourself with the problem-solving skills you need to crack calculus code, from using the integral to analyzing arc length, and everything in between
Open the book and find:
What calculus is and why it works
Differentiation rules
Integration techniques you'll need to know
The fundamental theorem of calculus (and why it works)
Optimization problems
How to calculate volumes of unusual solids
How to work with linear approximation
Real-world examples of calculus
Learn to:
Exactly what you need to know to conquer calculus
The "must-know" formulas and equations
Core calculus topics in quick, focused lessons
About the Author
Mark Ryan is the owner of The Math Center in Chicago, Illinois, where he teaches students in all levels of mathematics, from pre-algebra to calculus. He is the author of Calculus For Dummies and Geometry For Dummies.
Table of Contents
Introduction.
Chapter 1: Calculus: No Big Deal.
Chapter 2: Limits and Continuity.
Chapter 3: Evaluating Limits.
Chapter 4: Differentiation Orientation.
Chapter 5: Differentiation Rules.
Chapter 6: Differentiation and the Shape of Curves.
Chapter 7: Differentiation Problems.
Chapter 8: Introduction to Integration.
Chapter 9: Integration: Backwards Differentiation.
Chapter 10: Integration for Experts.
Chapter 11: Using the Integral to Solve Problems.
Chapter 12: Eight Things to Remember.
Index.