Synopses & Reviews
Whether you're a science major, an engineer, or a business graduate, calculus can be one of the most intimidating subjects around. Fortunately,
Calculus for the Utterly Confused is your formula for success. Written by two experienced teachers who have taken the complexity out of calculus for thousands of students, this book breaks down tough concepts into easy-to-understand chunks.
Calculus for the Utterly Confused shows you how to apply calculus concepts to problems in business, medicine, sociology, physics, and environmental science. You'll get on the road to higher grades and greater confidence, and go from utterly confused to totally prepared in no time!
Inside, you'll learn about
- Calculus problems with applications to business and economics
- How to use spreadsheets for business analysis
- Growth and decay models including exponential and logarithmic models for biology
- How to integrate algebra into business analyses
Synopsis
When it comes to understanding one of your most intimidating courses--calculus--even good students can be confused. Intended primarily for the non-engineering calculus student (though the more serious calculus student will also benefit), Calculus for the Utterly Confused is your ticket to success. Calculus concepts are explained and applied in such diverse fields as business, medicine, finance, economics, chemistry, sociology, physics, and health and environmental sciences. The message of Calculus for the Utterly Confused is simple: You donÕt have to be confused anymore. With the wealth of expert advice from the authors who have taught many, many confused students, youÕll discover a newer, fresher, clearer way to look at calculus. DonÕt wait another minute--get on the road to higher grades and greater confidence, and go from utterly confused to totally prepared in no time!
About the Author
Dr. Robert M. Oman has twenty years of experience teaching college-level physics and mathematics and is the author of
Physics for the Utterly Confused and
How to Solve Physics Problems.Dr. Daniel M. Oman has taught undergraduate physics labs for five years and is the coauthor of How to Solve Physics Problems.
Table of Contents
A Special Message
How to Study Calculus
Preface
Chapter 1: Mathematical Background
Chapter 2: Limits and Continuity
Chapter 3: Derivatives
Chapter 4: Graphing
Chapter 5: Max-Min Problems
Chapter 6: Related Rate Problems
Chapter 7: Integration
Chapter 8: Trigonometric Functions
Chapter 9: Exponents and Logarithms
Chapter 10: More Integrals
Mathematical Tables
Index