Synopses & Reviews
This ingenious, user-friendly introduction to calculus recounts adventures that take place in the mythical land of Carmorra. As the story's narrator meets Carmorra's citizens, they confront a series of practical problems, and their method of working out solutions employs calculus. As readers follow their adventures, they are introduced to calculating derivatives; finding maximum and minimum points with derivatives; determining derivatives of trigonometric functions; discovering and using integrals; working with logarithms, exponential functions, vectors, and Taylor series; using differential equations; and much more. This introduction to calculus presents exercises at the end of each chapter and gives their answers at the back of the book. Step-by-step worksheets with answers are included in the chapters. Computers are used for numerical integration and other tasks. The book also includes graphs, charts, and whimsical line illustrations. Barron's Easy Way books introduce a variety of academic and practical subjects to students and general readers in clear, understandable language. Ideal as self-teaching manuals for readers interested in learning a new career-related skill, these books have also found widespread classroom use as supplementary texts and brush-up test-preparation guides. Subject heads and key phrases that need to be learned are set in a second color.
ALL THE ESSENTIALS IN ONE CLEAR VOLUME
by Douglas Downing, Ph.D.
A user-friendly introduction to calculus in the form of a novel Exercises with answers at the end of each chapter Step-by-step worksheets Graphs, charts, and line illustrations
Calculating derivatives Finding maximum and minimum points with derivatives Determining derivatives of trigonometric functions Exponential functions, vectors, and Taylor series Using differential equations Much more
Calculus makes sense when you approach them the E-Z way! Open this book for a clear, concise, step-by-step review of:
Derivatives Natural logarithms Exponential functions Integrals and much more
Measure your progress as you gain a command of Calculus: Develop your understanding of calculus and attain higher grades Take each chapters quizzes and check your answers
And discover that learning Calculus can be E-Z!
The author of this imaginative self-teaching book tells an entertaining story about travels in the fictional land of Carmorra. In the process he introduces a series of problems and solves them by applying principles of calculus. Readers are introduced to derivatives, natural logarithms, exponential functions, differential equations, and much more. Skill-building exercises are presented at the end of every chapter. Books in Barron's new E-Z series are enhanced and updated editions of Barron's older, highly popular Easy Way books. New cover designs reflect the brand-new interior layouts, which feature extensive two-color treatment, a fresh, modern typeface, and more graphic material than ever. Charts, graphs, diagrams, line illustrations, and where appropriate, amusing cartoons help make learning E-Z in a variety of subjects. Barron's E-Z books are self-teaching manuals focused to improve students' grades in skill levels that range between senior high school and college-101 standards.
About the Author
Douglas Downing earned B.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale, and has taught economics at Seattle Pacific University since 1983. Calculus the Easy Way is part of a trilogy with Algebra the Easy Way and Trigonometry the Easy Way, all written be Douglas Downing and available from Barron's.