The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calculus

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Penguin, 2006 - Mathematics - 336 pages
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Let's face it: most students don't take calculus because they find it intellectually stimulating. It's not . . . at least for those who come up on the wrong side of the bell curve! There they are, minding their own business, working toward some non-science related degree, when . . . BLAM! They get next semester's course schedule in the mail, and first on the list is the mother of all loathed college courses . . . CALCULUS!
Not to fear-The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calculus, Second Edition, like its predecessor, is a curriculum-based companion book created with this audience in mind. This new edition continues the tradition of taking the sting out of calculus by adding more explanatory graphs and illustrations and doubling the number of practice problems! By the time readers are finished, they will have a solid understanding (maybe even a newfound appreciation) for this useful form of math. And with any luck, they may even be able to make sense of their textbooks and teachers.

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User Review  - xorsyst - Borders

This book SAVED MY GRADE. I am employed full time, and am a full time student at a University of California...and I simply do not have the time to go to tutoring or office hours. BUT, this book was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alex Hui - Goodreads

Very concise, accessible, and well-explained. This book offers a very quick way to grasp the concepts of calculus. Read full review

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\W. Michael Kelley is a former award-winning calculus teacher and the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calculus, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Precalculus, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Algebra.

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