Calculus II For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 24, 2012 - Mathematics - 368 pages
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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!

 

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I used this book to refresh my understanding of integrals and calculus two in general. I'm not sure how effective it would be at teaching you the subject from scratch, but it is an decent resource if you forgot a few things. Read full review

Contents

Trig Substitution Knowing All the TriAngles
151
When All Else Fails Integration with Partial Fractions
173
Intermediate Integration Topics
195
Pump Up the Volume Using Calculus
219
Infinite Series
241
Where Is This Going? Testing
261
Dressing Up Functions with the Taylor Series
283
Introduction 1
306
Ten Aha Insights in Calculus II 345 Chapter 17 Ten Tips to Take to the Test
351
Index
355
Introduction to Integration
9
Dispelling Ghosts from the Past
39
A Review of Calculus I 53 Knowing your limits
53
Finding Limits Using LHopitals Rule
65
From Definite to Indefinite The Indefinite Integral
73
Indefinite Integrals
103

Advanced Topics
306
Forging into New Areas Solving Area Problems 197 Chapter 10 Pump Up the Volume Using Calculus to Solve 3D Problems 219 Part IV Infinite Seri...
307
Whats So Different about Differential Equations?
329
Whats So Different about Differential Equations? 329 Part VI The Part of Tens
343
What happened to the other rules? 110 Evaluating More Difficult Integrals
110
Making a Fast Switch Variable Substitution
117
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Mark Zegarelli, a math tutor and writer with 25 years of professional experience, delights in making technical information crystal clear -- and fun -- for average readers. He is the author of Logic For Dummies and Basic Math & Pre-Algebra For Dummies.

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