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Offers an introduction to the principles of calculus, covering such topics as limits, differentiation, and integration.

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Offers an introduction to the principles of calculus, covering such topics as limits, differentiation, and integration.

The mere thought of having to take a required calculus course is enough to make legions of students break out in a cold sweat. Others who have no intention of ever studying the subject have this notion that calculus is impossibly difficult unless you happen to be a direct descendant of Einstein.

Well, the good news is that you "can" master calculus. It's not nearly as tough as its mystique would lead you to think. Much of calculus is really just very advanced algebra, geometry, and trig. It builds upon and is a logical extension of those subjects. If you can do algebra, geometry, and trig, you can do calculus.

"Calculus For Dummies" is intended for three groups of readers: Students taking their first calculus course - If you're enrolled in a calculus course and you find your textbook less than crystal clear, this is the book for you. It covers the most important topics in the first year of calculus: differentiation, integration, and infinite series.Students who need to brush up on their calculus to prepare for other studies - If you've had elementary calculus, but it's been a couple of years and you want to review the concepts to prepare for, say, some graduate program, "Calculus For Dummies" will give you a thorough, no-nonsense refresher course.Adults of all ages who'd like a good introduction to the subject - Non-student readers will find the book's exposition clear and accessible. "Calculus For Dummies" takes calculus out of the ivory tower and brings it down to earth.

This is a user-friendly math book. Whenever possible, the author explains the calculus concepts by showing you connections between the calculus ideas and easier ideas from algebra and geometry. Then, you'll see how the calculus concepts work in concrete examples. All explanations are in plain English, not math-speak. "Calculus For Dummies" covers the following topics and more: Real-world examples of calculusThe two big ideas of calculus: differentiation and integrationWhy calculus worksPre-algebra and algebra reviewCommon functions and their graphsLimits and continuityIntegration and approximating areaSequences and series

Don't buy the misconception. Sure calculus is difficult - but it's manageable, doable. You made it through algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Well, calculus just picks up where they leave off - it's simply the next step in a logical progression.

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Sep 2003
ISBN-13: 9780764524981
ISBN-10: 0764524984
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 364
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.25
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.25 x 9.0 x 1.0
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This is a very helpful book for any first year calculus class. There could be more examples, though. Overall, I highly recommend.

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