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Calculus Workbook for Dummies Second Edition

Your light-hearted, practical approach to conquering calculus Does the thought of calculus give you a coronary? You aren't alone. Thankfully, this new edition of Calculus Workbook For Dummies makes it infinitely easier. Focusing "beyond the classroom," it contains calculus exercises you can work on that will help to increase your confidence and improve your skills. This hands-on, friendly guide gives you hundreds of practice problems on limits, vectors, continuity, differentiation, integration, curve-sketching, conic sections, natural logarithms, and infinite series. Calculus is a gateway and potential stumbling block for students interested in pursuing a career in math, science, engineering, finance, and technology. Calculus students, along with math students in nearly all disciplines, benefit greatly from opportunities to practice different types of problems?in the classroom and out. Calculus Workbook For Dummies takes you step-by-step through each concept, operation, and solution, explaining the "how" and "why" in plain English, rather than math-speak. Through relevant instruction and practical examples, you'll soon learn that real-life calculus isn't nearly the monster it's made out to be. Master differentiation and integration Use the calculus microscope: limits Analyze common functions Score your highest in calculus Complete with tips for problem-solving and traps to avoid, Calculus Workbook For Dummies is your sure-fire weapon for conquering calculus!
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Pre ]Calculus Review 5 Chapter 1: Getting Down to Basics: Algebra and Geometry 7 Chapter 2: Funky Functions and Tricky Trig 25 Part II: Limits and Continuity 41 Chapter 3: A Graph Is Worth a Thousand Words: Limits and Continuity 43 Chapter 4: Nitty ]Gritty Limit Problems 53 Part III: Differentiation 79 Chapter 5: Getting the Big Picture: Differentiation Basics 81 Chapter 6: Rules, Rules, Rules: The Differentiation Handbook 91 Chapter 7: Analyzing Those Shapely Curves with the Derivative 119 Chapter 8: Using Differentiation to Solve Practical Problems 151 Chapter 9: Even More Practical Applications of Differentiation 179 Part IV: Integration and Infinite Series 197 Chapter 10: Getting into Integration 199 Chapter 11: Integration: Reverse Differentiation 219 Chapter 12: Integration Rules for Calculus Connoisseurs 235 Chapter 13: Who Needs Freud? Using the Integral to Solve Your Problems 261 Chapter 14: Infinite (Sort of) Integrals 281 Chapter 15: Infinite Series: Welcome to the Outer Limits 291 Part V: The Part of Tens 313 Chapter 16: Ten Things about Limits, Continuity, and Infinite Series 315 Chapter 17: Ten Things You Better Remember about Differentiation 319 Index 323

About the Author

Mark Ryan has taught pre-algebra through calculus for more than 25 years. In 1997, he founded The Math Center in Winnetka, Illinois, where he teaches classes and tutors students in all levels of mathematics.

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