Calculus the Easy Way

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Barron's Educational Series, 1996 - Calculus. - 323 pages
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Longtime favorites for both classroom and self-teaching help, Barron's Easy Way Series titles review a wide variety of subjects, presenting fundamental concepts in clear, easy-to-understand language and examples. Calculus the Easy Way covers all the essentials of a first-year calculus course, including derivatives, integrals, trignometric functions, natural logarithms, exponential functions, and an introduction to differential equations.
 

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Contents

The Slope of the Tangent Line
1
Calculating Derivatives
13
Drawing Curves with Derivatives
30
Derivatives of Complicated Functions
43
Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions
60
Optimum Values and Related Rates
72
A Backward Derivative
84
Finding Areas with Integrals
99
Integration by Trigonometric Substitution
141
Integration by Partial Fractions
153
Finding Volumes with Integrals
169
Arc Lengths Surface Areas and the Center of Mass
183
Introduction to Differential Equations
198
Partial Derivatives
221
Comprehensive Test of Calculus Problems
233
Stanislavsky Guide to Calculus
258

Natural Logarithms
112
Exponential Functions and Integration by Parts
128

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Page 321 - The value of the derivative at any point of a curve is equal to the slope of the tangent line to the curve at that point.

About the author (1996)

Downing teaches economics and quantitative methods and is undergraduate program director for the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University. He holds the Ph.D. degree in economics from Yale University.

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