The Complete Idiot's Guide to CalculusThe only tutor struggling calculus students will ever need!  More students are now required to take calculus in college than ever before; yet many find their textbooks and teachers to be incomprehensible.  This book differs from the majority of calculus books in that it is not aimed at the advanced placement audience. Rather, it is aimed at those who actually need to learn calculus in order to pass the class they are in or are about to take. According to figures released by ACT Inc., many more U.S. high school students are taking courses in mathematics than was the case a decade ago. In fact, the portion of collegebound students taking calculus increased from 16 percent in 1987 to 27 percent in 2000. Let's face it, most students and adults who take calculus do so not for the fun of it, but rather to advance within a job or fulfill a degree requirement. The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to Calculus will take the sting out of this complex math by putting it's uses, functions and limitations in perspective of what is already familiar to readersalgebra. Once readers have brushed up on their algebra and trigonometry skills, they'll be eased into the fundamentals of calculus. 
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User Review  Leland William  GoodreadsWell, done for now at least. This is a fine companion to any rigorous Calculus textbook. I've been reviewing Calculus so that I can do some more advanced statistics and probability, and I think that I ... Read full review
Contents
The Roots of Calculus  1 
What Is Calculus Anyway?  3 
Polish Up Your Algebra Skills  13 
Equations Relations and Functions Oh My  25 
Trigonometry Last Stop Before Calculus  37 
Laying the Foundation for Calculus  53 
Take It to the Limit  55 
Evaluating Limits Numerically  65 
Approximating Area  157 
Antiderivatives  167 
Applications of the Fundamental Theorem  177 
Integration Tips for Fractions  187 
Advanced Integration Methods  197 
Applications of Integration  207 
Differential Equations Sequences and Series  219 
Differential Equations  221 
Continuity  77 
The Difference Quotient  89 
The Derivative  99 
Laying Down the Law for Derivatives  101 
Common Differentiation Tasks  113 
Using Derivatives to Graph  123 
Derivatives and Motion  135 
Common Derivative Applications  143 
The Integral  155 