Calculus For Dummies, 2nd EditionISBN: 9781118791295
384 pages
June 2014

Description
Calculus For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781118791295) is now being published as Calculus For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293491). While this version features an older Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the new release and should not be considered a different product.
Slay the calculus monster with this userfriendly guide
Calculus For Dummies, 2^{nd} Edition makes calculus manageable—even if you're one of the many students who sweat at the thought of it. By breaking down differentiation and integration into digestible concepts, this guide helps you build a stronger foundation with a solid understanding of the big ideas at work. This userfriendly math book leads you stepbystep through each concept, operation, and solution, explaining the "how" and "why" in plain English instead of mathspeak. Through relevant instruction and practical examples, you'll soon learn that reallife calculus isn't nearly the monster it's made out to be.
Calculus is a required course for many college majors, and for students without a strong math foundation, it can be a real barrier to graduation. Breaking that barrier down means recognizing calculus for what it is—simply a tool for studying the ways in which variables interact. It's the logical extension of the algebra, geometry, and trigonometry you've already taken, and Calculus For Dummies, 2^{nd} Edition proves that if you can master those classes, you can tackle calculus and win.
 Includes foundations in algebra, trigonometry, and precalculus concepts
 Explores sequences, series, and graphing common functions
 Instructs you how to approximate area with integration
 Features things to remember, things to forget, and things you can't get away with
Stop fearing calculus, and learn to embrace the challenge. With this comprehensive study guide, you'll gain the skills and confidence that make all the difference. Calculus For Dummies, 2^{nd} Edition provides a roadmap for success, and the backup you need to get there.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1
PART I: An Overview of Calculus 5
Chapter 1: What Is Calculus? 7
Chapter 2: The Two Big Ideas of Calculus: Differentiation and Integration — plus Infinite Series 13
Chapter 3: Why Calculus Works 21
Part II: Warming Up with Calculus Prerequisites 27
Chapter 4: PreAlgebra and Algebra Review 29
Chapter 5: Funky Functions and Their Groovy Graphs 45
Chapter 6: The Trig Tango 63
Part III: Limits 75
Chapter 7: Limits and Continuity 77
Chapter 8: Evaluating Limits 91
Part IV: Differentiation 107
Chapter 9: Differentiation Orientation 109
Chapter 10: Differentiation Rules — Yeah, Man, It Rules 129
Chapter 11: Differentiation and the Shape of Curves 149
Chapter 12: Your Problems Are Solved: Differentiation to the Rescue! 173
Chapter 13: More Differentiation Problems: Going Off on a Tangent 195
Part V: Integration and Infinite Series 209
Chapter 14: Intro to Integration and Approximating Area 211
Chapter 15: Integration: It’s Backwards Differentiation 235
Chapter 16: Integration Techniques for Experts 265
Chapter 17: Forget Dr. Phil: Use the Integral to Solve Problems 289
Chapter 18: Taming the Infinite with Improper Integrals 309
Chapter 19: Infinite Series 321
Part VI: The Part of Tens 345
Chapter 20: Ten Things to Remember 347
Chapter 21: Ten Things to Forget 349
Chapter 22: Ten Things You Can’t Get Away With 351
Index 353
Author Information
Mark Ryan is the founder and owner of The Math Center, a math and test prep tutoring center in Winnetka, Illinois. He is the author of Calculus Workbook For Dummies, Calculus Essentials For Dummies, Geometry For Dummies, Geometry Workbook For Dummies, and Geometry Essentials For Dummies. Ryan is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and has been teaching all levels of junior high and high school mathematics since 1989.
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Bonus Chapter 1: Finding Volume with the Matryoshka Doll Method (a.k.a. the Cylindrical Shell Method) 
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Bonus Chapter 2: The Partial Fractions Technique Where the Denominator Contains Repeated Linear or Quadratic Factors 
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Bonus Chapter 3: Trig Integrals Containing Sines and Cosines, Secants and Tangents, or secants and Cotangents 
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Bonus Chapter 4: The Integration by Parts Method and Going in Circles 
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