Calculus For Dummies

Author: Mark Ryan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119297435

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

View: 7288

Calculus For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293491) was previously published as Calculus For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781118791295). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. Slay the calculus monster with this user-friendly guide Calculus For Dummies, 2nd 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 user-friendly math book leads you step-by-step through each concept, operation, and solution, explaining the "how" and "why" in plain English instead of 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. 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, 2nd Edition proves that if you can master those classes, you can tackle calculus and win. Includes foundations in algebra, trigonometry, and pre-calculus 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, 2nd Edition provides a roadmap for success, and the backup you need to get there.

Calculus Workbook For Dummies

Author: Mark Ryan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119357500

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

View: 1475

The easy way to conquer calculus Calculus is hard—no doubt about it—and students often need help understanding or retaining the key concepts covered in class. Calculus Workbook For Dummies serves up the concept review and practice problems with an easy-to-follow, practical approach. Plus, you’ll get free access to a quiz for every chapter online. With a wide variety of problems on everything covered in calculus class, you’ll find multiple examples of limits, vectors, continuity, differentiation, integration, curve-sketching, conic sections, natural logarithms, and infinite series. Plus, you’ll get hundreds of practice opportunities with detailed solutions that will help you master the math that is critical for scoring your highest in calculus. Review key concepts Take hundreds of practice problems Get access to free chapter quizzes online Use as a classroom supplement or with a tutor Get ready to quickly and easily increase your confidence and improve your skills in calculus.

Pre-Calculus Workbook For Dummies

Author: Yang Kuang,Michelle Rose Gilman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118034187

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

View: 4213

Get the confidence and math skills you need to get started with calculus Are you preparing for calculus? This hands-on workbook helps you master basic pre-calculus concepts and practice the types of problems you'll encounter in the course. You'll get hundreds of valuable exercises, problem-solving shortcuts, plenty of workspace, and step-by-step solutions to every problem. You'll also memorize the most frequently used equations, see how to avoid common mistakes, understand tricky trig proofs, and much more. Pre-Calculus Workbook For Dummies is the perfect tool for anyone who wants or needs more review before jumping into a calculus class. You'll get guidance and practical exercises designed to help you acquire the skills needed to excel in pre-calculus and conquer the next contender-calculus. Serves as a course guide to help you master pre-calculus concepts Covers the inside scoop on quadratic equations, graphing functions, polynomials, and more Covers the types of problems you'll encounter in your coursework With the help of Pre-Calculus Workbook For Dummies you'll learn how to solve a range of mathematical problems as well as sharpen your skills and improve your performance.

Calculus II For Dummies

Author: Mark Zegarelli

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118204263

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

View: 612

An easy-to-understand primer on advanced calculus topics Calculus II is a prerequisite for many popular college majors, including pre-med, engineering, and physics. Calculus II For Dummies offers expert instruction, advice, and tips to help second semester calculus students get a handle on the subject and ace their exams. It covers intermediate calculus topics in plain English, featuring in-depth coverage of integration, including substitution, integration techniques and when to use them, approximate integration, and improper integrals. This hands-on guide also covers sequences and series, with introductions to multivariable calculus, differential equations, and numerical analysis. Best of all, it includes practical exercises designed to simplify and enhance understanding of this complex subject. Introduction to integration Indefinite integrals Intermediate Integration topics Infinite series Advanced topics Practice exercises Confounded by curves? Perplexed by polynomials? This plain-English guide to Calculus II will set you straight!

Calculus Essentials For Dummies

Author: Mark Ryan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470642696

Category: Mathematics

Page: 192

View: 8029

Many colleges and universities require students to take at least one math course, and Calculus I is often the chosen option. Calculus Essentials For Dummies provides explanations of key concepts for students who may have taken calculus in high school and want to review the most important concepts as they gear up for a faster-paced college course. Free of review and ramp-up material, Calculus Essentials For Dummies sticks to the point with content focused on key topics only. It provides discrete explanations of critical concepts taught in a typical two-semester high school calculus class or a college level Calculus I course, from limits and differentiation to integration and infinite series. This guide is also a perfect reference for parents who need to review critical calculus concepts as they help high school students with homework assignments, as well as for adult learners headed back into the classroom who just need a refresher of the core concepts. The Essentials For Dummies Series Dummies is proud to present our new series, The Essentials For Dummies. Now students who are prepping for exams, preparing to study new material, or who just need a refresher can have a concise, easy-to-understand review guide that covers an entire course by concentrating solely on the most important concepts. From algebra and chemistry to grammar and Spanish, our expert authors focus on the skills students most need to succeed in a subject.

Pre-Calculus For Dummies

Author: Yang Kuang,Elleyne Kase

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118168887

Category: Mathematics

Page: 394

View: 3323

Offers an introduction to the principles of pre-calculus, covering such topics as functions, law of sines and cosines, identities, sequences, series, and binomials.

Pre-Calculus For Dummies

Author: Krystle Rose Forseth,Christopher Burger,Michelle Rose Gilman,Deborah J. Rumsey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470169842

Category: Mathematics

Page: 408

View: 4202

Offers an introduction to the principles of pre-calculus, covering such topics as functions, law of sines and cosines, identities, sequences, series, and binomials.

Pre-Calculus: 1,001 Practice Problems For Dummies (+ Free Online Practice)

Author: Mary Jane Sterling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118853326

Category: Mathematics

Page: 552

View: 8590

Provides over one thousand practice problems reviewing topics covered in a pre-calculus course, including algebra basics, graphing and transforming functions, polynomials, trigonometry basics, and conic sections, with detailed answer explanations.

Calculus: 1,001 Practice Problems For Dummies (+ Free Online Practice)

Author: Patrick Jones

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111849671X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 624

View: 1056

A required course for many college majors, calculus often inspires dread. Calculus is tough, and to get it right you need to practice, practice, practice. This guide gives you the practice you need, complete with step-by-step answer explanations for every problem.

Trigonometry For Dummies

Author: Mary Jane Sterling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118827570

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

View: 2234

A plain-English guide to the basics of trig Trigonometry deals with the relationship between the sides and angles of triangles... mostly right triangles. In practical use, trigonometry is a friend to astronomers who use triangulation to measure the distance between stars. Trig also has applications in fields as broad as financial analysis, music theory, biology, medical imaging, cryptology, game development, and seismology. From sines and cosines to logarithms, conic sections, and polynomials, this friendly guide takes the torture out of trigonometry, explaining basic concepts in plain English and offering lots of easy-to-grasp example problems. It also explains the "why" of trigonometry, using real-world examples that illustrate the value of trigonometry in a variety of careers. Tracks to a typical Trigonometry course at the high school or college level Packed with example trig problems From the author of Trigonometry Workbook For Dummies Trigonometry For Dummies is for any student who needs an introduction to, or better understanding of, high-school to college-level trigonometry.

Business Calculus Demystified

Author: Rhonda Huettenmueller

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071483438

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

View: 6456

Take the FEAR OUT of Business Calculus Business Calculus Demystified clarifies the concepts and processes of calculus and demonstrates their applications to the workplace. Best-selling math author Rhonda Huettenmueller uses the same combination of winning step-by-step teaching techniques and real-world business and mathematical examples that have succeeded with tens of thousands of college students, regardless of their math experience or affinity for the subject. With Business Calculus Demystified, you learn at your own pace. You get explanations that make differentiation and integration -- the main concepts of calculus -- understandable and interesting. This unique self-teaching guide reinforces learning, builds your confidence and skill, and continuously demonstrates your mastery of topics with a wealth of practice problems and detailed solutions throughout, multiple-choice quizzes at the end of each chapter, and a "final exam" that tests your total understanding of business calculus. Learn business calculus for the real world! This self-teaching course conquers confusion with clarity and ease. Get ready to: Get a solid foundation right from the start with a review of algebra Master one idea per section -- develop complete, comfortable understanding of a topic before proceeding to the next Find a well-explained definition of the derivative and its properties; instantaneous rates of change; the power, product, quotient, and chain rules; and layering different formulas Learn methods for maximizing revenue and profit... minimizing cost... and solving other optimizing problems See how to use calculus to sketch graphs Understand implicit differentiation, rational functions, exponents, and logarithm functions -- learn how to use log properties to simplify differentiation Painlessly learn integration formulas and techniques and applications of the integral Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself! Who says business calculus has to be boring? Business Calculus Demystified is a lively and entertaining way to master this essential math subject!

Essential Calculus

Author: James Stewart

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133112293

Category: Mathematics

Page: 960

View: 1254

This book is for instructors who think that most calculus textbooks are too long. In writing the book, James Stewart asked himself: What is essential for a three-semester calculus course for scientists and engineers? ESSENTIAL CALCULUS, Second Edition, offers a concise approach to teaching calculus that focuses on major concepts, and supports those concepts with precise definitions, patient explanations, and carefully graded problems. The book is only 900 pages--two-thirds the size of Stewart’s other calculus texts, and yet it contains almost all of the same topics. The author achieved this relative brevity primarily by condensing the exposition and by putting some of the features on the book’s website, www.StewartCalculus.com. Despite the more compact size, the book has a modern flavor, covering technology and incorporating material to promote conceptual understanding, though not as prominently as in Stewart’s other books. ESSENTIAL CALCULUS features the same attention to detail, eye for innovation, and meticulous accuracy that have made Stewart’s textbooks the best-selling calculus texts in the world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Calculus for Dummies Education Bundle

Author: Mark Ryan

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780470431016

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 7818

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 the 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 trigonometry. 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 calculus The two big ideas of calculus: differentiation and integration Why calculus works Pre-algebra and algebra review Common functions and their graphs Limits and continuity Integration and approximating area Sequences and series Don’t buy the misconception. Sure, calculus is difficult – but it’s manageable and doable. You made it through algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Well, calculus just picks up where they left off – it’s simply the next step in a logical progression. Add Calculus Workbook For Dummies into the equation, and you’re sure to be understanding calculus quicker and sooner than you ever thought possible. Help is here again with 275 pages of equations and answers, with ample room for you to work out the problems. Not sure where you went wrong (or right)? The answer section explains everything. AUTHOR BIO: Mark Ryan has taught algebra through calculus since 1989. He is a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Trigonometry Workbook For Dummies

Author: Mary Jane Sterling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471764038

Category: Mathematics

Page: 312

View: 6072

From angles to functions to identities - solve trig equations with ease Got a grasp on the terms and concepts you need to know, but get lost halfway through a problem or worse yet, not know where to begin? No fear - this hands-on-guide focuses on helping you solve the many types of trigonometry equations you encounter in a focused, step-by-step manner. With just enough refresher explanations before each set of problems, you'll sharpen your skills and improve your performance. You'll see how to work with angles, circles, triangles, graphs, functions, the laws of sines and cosines, and more! 100s of Problems! * Step-by-step answer sets clearly identify where you went wrong (or right) with a problem * Get the inside scoop on graphing trig functions * Know where to begin and how to solve the most common equations * Use trig in practical applications with confidence

Algebra I For Dummies

Author: Mary Jane Sterling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119297567

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

View: 5937

Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293576) was previously published as Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9780470559642). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. Factor fearlessly, conquer the quadratic formula, and solve linear equations There's no doubt that algebra can be easy to some while extremely challenging to others. If you're vexed by variables, Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides the plain-English, easy-to-follow guidance you need to get the right solution every time! Now with 25% new and revised content, this easy-to-understand reference not only explains algebra in terms you can understand, but it also gives you the necessary tools to solve complex problems with confidence. You'll understand how to factor fearlessly, conquer the quadratic formula, and solve linear equations. Includes revised and updated examples and practice problems Provides explanations and practical examples that mirror today's teaching methods Other titles by Sterling: Algebra II For Dummies and Algebra Workbook For Dummies Whether you're currently enrolled in a high school or college algebra course or are just looking to brush-up your skills, Algebra I For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you friendly and comprehensible guidance on this often difficult-to-grasp subject.

Differential Equations For Dummies

Author: Steven Holzner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470178140

Category: Mathematics

Page: 360

View: 6027

The fun and easy way to understand and solve complex equations Many of the fundamental laws of physics, chemistry, biology, and economics can be formulated as differential equations. This plain-English guide explores the many applications of this mathematical tool and shows how differential equations can help us understand the world around us. Differential Equations For Dummies is the perfect companion for a college differential equations course and is an ideal supplemental resource for other calculus classes as well as science and engineering courses. It offers step-by-step techniques, practical tips, numerous exercises, and clear, concise examples to help readers improve their differential equation-solving skills and boost their test scores.

Linear Algebra For Dummies

Author: Mary Jane Sterling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470538163

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

View: 3557

Learn to: Solve linear algebra equations in several ways Put data in order with matrices Determine values with determinants Work with eigenvalues and eigenvectors Your hands-on guide to real-world applications of linear algebra Does linear algebra leave you feeling lost? No worries —this easy-to-follow guide explains the how and the why of solving linear algebra problems in plain English. From matrices to vector spaces to linear transformations, you'll understand the key concepts and see how they relate to everything from genetics to nutrition to spotted owl extinction. Line up the basics — discover several different approaches to organizing numbers and equations, and solve systems of equations algebraically or with matrices Relate vectors and linear transformations — link vectors and matrices with linear combinations and seek solutions of homogeneous systems Evaluate determinants — see how to perform the determinant function on different sizes of matrices and take advantage of Cramer's rule Hone your skills with vector spaces — determine the properties of vector spaces and their subspaces and see linear transformation in action Tackle eigenvalues and eigenvectors — define and solve for eigenvalues and eigenvectors and understand how they interact with specific matrices Open the book and find: Theoretical and practical ways of solving linear algebra problems Definitions of terms throughout and in the glossary New ways of looking at operations How linear algebra ties together vectors, matrices, determinants, and linear transformations Ten common mathematical representations of Greek letters Real-world applications of matrices and determinants

Geometry For Dummies

Author: Mark Ryan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111918164X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 408

View: 1418

Hit the geometry wall? Get up and running with this no-nonsense guide! Does the thought of geometry make you jittery? You're not alone. Fortunately, this down-to-earth guide helps you approach it from a new angle, making it easier than ever to conquer your fears and score your highest in geometry. From getting started with geometry basics to making friends with lines and angles, you'll be proving triangles congruent, calculating circumference, using formulas, and serving up pi in no time. Geometry is a subject full of mathematical richness and beauty. But it's a subject that bewilders many students because it's so unlike the math they've done before—it requires the use of deductive logic in formal proofs. If you're having a hard time wrapping your mind around what that even means, you've come to the right place! Inside, you'll find out how a proof's chain of logic works and even discover some secrets for getting past rough spots along the way. You don't have to be a math genius to grasp geometry, and this book helps you get un-stumped in a hurry! Find out how to decode complex geometry proofs Learn to reason deductively and inductively Make sense of angles, arcs, area, and more Improve your chances of scoring higher in your geometry class There's no reason to let your nerves get jangled over geometry—your understanding will take new shape with the help of Geometry For Dummies.

Calculus Made Easy

Author: Silvanus P. Thompson,Martin Gardner

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466866357

Category: Study Aids

Page: 336

View: 3042

Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson and Martin Gardner has long been the most popular calculus primer, and this major revision of the classic math text makes the subject at hand still more comprehensible to readers of all levels. With a new introduction, three new chapters, modernized language and methods throughout, and an appendix of challenging and enjoyable practice problems, Calculus Made Easy has been thoroughly updated for the modern reader.

Physics I For Dummies

Author: Steven Holzner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119296692

Category: Science

Page: 408

View: 9236

The fun and easy way to get up to speed on the basic concepts of physics For high school and undergraduate students alike, physics classes are recommended or required courses for a wide variety of majors, and continue to be a challenging and often confusing course. Physics I For Dummies tracks specifically to an introductory course and, keeping with the traditionally easy-to-follow Dummies style, teaches you the basic principles and formulas in a clear and concise manner, proving that you don't have to be Einstein to understand physics! Explains the basic principles in a simple, clear, and entertaining fashion New edition includes updated examples and explanations, as well as the newest discoveries in the field Contains the newest teaching techniques If just thinking about the laws of physics makes your head spin, this hands-on, friendly guide gets you out of the black hole and sheds light on this often-intimidating subject.