How to Ace Calculus

The Streetwise Guide

Author: Colin Adams,Abigail Thompson,Joel Hass

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 1627798854

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

View: 3946

Written by three gifted-and funny-teachers, How to Ace Calculus provides humorous and readable explanations of the key topics of calculus without the technical details and fine print that would be found in a more formal text. Capturing the tone of students exchanging ideas among themselves, this unique guide also explains how calculus is taught, how to get the best teachers, what to study, and what is likely to be on exams-all the tricks of the trade that will make learning the material of first-semester calculus a piece of cake. Funny, irreverent, and flexible, How to Ace Calculus shows why learning calculus can be not only a mind-expanding experience but also fantastic fun.

How to Ace the Rest of Calculus

The Streetwise Guide, Including MultiVariable Calculus

Author: Colin Adams,Abigail Thompson,Joel Hass

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 1627798862

Category: Mathematics

Page: 304

View: 9458

The sequel to How to Ace Calculus, How to Ace the Rest of Calculus provides humorous and highly readable explanations of the key topics of second and third semester calculus-such as sequences and series, polor coordinates, and multivariable calculus-without the technical details and fine print that would be found in a formal text.

The Everything Guide to Calculus 1

A step-by-step guide to the basics of calculus - in plain English!

Author: Greg Hill

Publisher: Everything

ISBN: 9781440506291

Category: Mathematics

Page: 320

View: 2613

Calculus is the basis of all advanced science and math. But it can be very intimidating, especially if you're learning it for the first time! If finding derivatives or understanding integrals has you stumped, this book can guide you through it. This indispensable resource offers hundreds of practice exercises and covers all the key concepts of calculus, including: Limits of a function Derivatives of a function Monomials and polynomials Calculating maxima and minima Logarithmic differentials Integrals Finding the volume of irregularly shaped objects By breaking down challenging concepts and presenting clear explanations, you'll solidify your knowledge base--and face calculus without fear!

Riot at the Calc Exam and Other Mathematically Bent Stories

Author: Colin Conrad Adams

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821848178

Category: Humor

Page: 271

View: 4792

What's so funny about math? Lots! Especially if you're mathematically bent. In the world of Colin Adams, differential equations bring on tears of laughter. Hollywood producers hire algebraic geometers to punch up a script. In this world, math and humor are synonymous. Riot at the Calc Exam is a proof of this fact. A collection of humorous math stories, this book gives a window into mathematics and the culture of mathematicians. Appropriate for mathematicians, math students, math teachers, lay people with an interest in mathematics, and indeed everyone else. This book is a romp through the wild world of mathematics.

Zombies and Calculus

Author: Colin Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691173207

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4015

How can calculus help you survive the zombie apocalypse? Colin Adams, humor columnist for the "Mathematical Intelligencer" and one of today's most outlandish and entertaining popular math writers, demonstrates how in this zombie adventure novel. "Zombies and Calculus" is the account of Craig Williams, a math professor at a small liberal arts college in New England, who, in the middle of a calculus class, finds himself suddenly confronted by a late-arriving student whose hunger is not for knowledge. As the zombie virus spreads and civilization crumbles, Williams uses calculus to help his small band of survivors defeat the hordes of the undead. Along the way, readers learn how to avoid being eaten by taking advantage of the fact that zombies always point their tangent vector toward their target, and how to use exponential growth to determine the rate at which the virus is spreading. Williams also covers topics such as logistic growth, gravitational acceleration, predator-prey models, pursuit problems, the physics of combat, and more. With the aid of his story, you too can survive the zombie onslaught. Featuring easy-to-use appendixes that explain the book's mathematics in greater detail, "Zombies and Calculus" is suitable both for those who have only recently gotten the calculus bug, as well as for those whose disease has advanced to the multivariable stage.

The Essentials of Calculus III

Author: Staff of Research Education Association,Research and Education Association

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780878915798

Category: Mathematics

Page: 80

View: 3402

REA’s Essentials provide quick and easy access to critical information in a variety of different fields, ranging from the most basic to the most advanced. As its name implies, these concise, comprehensive study guides summarize the essentials of the field covered. Essentials are helpful when preparing for exams, doing homework and will remain a lasting reference source for students, teachers, and professionals. Calculus III includes vector analysis, real valued functions, partial differentiation, multiple integrations, vector fields, and infinite series.

Everyday Calculus

Discovering the Hidden Math All around Us

Author: Oscar E. Fernandez

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400885663

Category: Mathematics

Page: 168

View: 6601

Calculus. For some of us, the word conjures up memories of ten-pound textbooks and visions of tedious abstract equations. And yet, in reality, calculus is fun and accessible, and surrounds us everywhere we go. In Everyday Calculus, Oscar Fernandez demonstrates that calculus can be used to explore practically any aspect of our lives, including the most effective number of hours to sleep and the fastest route to get to work. He also shows that calculus can be both useful—determining which seat at the theater leads to the best viewing experience, for instance—and fascinating—exploring topics such as time travel and the age of the universe. Throughout, Fernandez presents straightforward concepts, and no prior mathematical knowledge is required. For advanced math fans, the mathematical derivations are included in the appendixes. The book features a new preface that alerts readers to new interactive online content, including demonstrations linked to specific figures in the book as well as an online supplement. Whether you're new to mathematics or already a curious math enthusiast, Everyday Calculus will convince even die-hard skeptics to view this area of math in a whole new way.

The Knot Book

An Elementary Introduction to the Mathematical Theory of Knots

Author: Colin Conrad Adams

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821836781

Category: Mathematics

Page: 306

View: 5255

Knots are familiar objects. We use them to moor our boats, to wrap our packages, to tie our shoes. Yet the mathematical theory of knots quickly leads to deep results in topology and geometry. The Knot Book is an introduction to this rich theory, starting from our familiar understanding of knots and a bit of college algebra and finishing with exciting topics of current research. The Knot Book is also about the excitement of doing mathematics. Colin Adams engages the reader with fascinating examples, superb figures, and thought-provoking ideas. He also presents the remarkable applications of knot theory to modern chemistry, biology, and physics. This is a compelling book that will comfortably escort you into the marvelous world of knot theory. Whether you are a mathematics student, someone working in a related field, or an amateur mathematician, you will find much of interest in The Knot Book.

Calculus Mysteries and Thrillers

Author: R. Grant Woods

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883857113

Category: Mathematics

Page: 131

View: 4708

The author presents eleven mathematic problems and their solutions in story form for the reader. The calculus concepts on which the problems are based include; tangent and normal lines, optimization by use of criticla points, inverse trig functions, volumes of solids, surface area integrals, and modeling economic concepts using definite integrals". -- Back cover.

The Calculus Lifesaver

All the Tools You Need to Excel at Calculus

Author: Adrian Banner

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400835782

Category: Mathematics

Page: 752

View: 5918

For many students, calculus can be the most mystifying and frustrating course they will ever take. The Calculus Lifesaver provides students with the essential tools they need not only to learn calculus, but to excel at it. All of the material in this user-friendly study guide has been proven to get results. The book arose from Adrian Banner's popular calculus review course at Princeton University, which he developed especially for students who are motivated to earn A's but get only average grades on exams. The complete course will be available for free on the Web in a series of videotaped lectures. This study guide works as a supplement to any single-variable calculus course or textbook. Coupled with a selection of exercises, the book can also be used as a textbook in its own right. The style is informal, non-intimidating, and even entertaining, without sacrificing comprehensiveness. The author elaborates standard course material with scores of detailed examples that treat the reader to an "inner monologue"--the train of thought students should be following in order to solve the problem--providing the necessary reasoning as well as the solution. The book's emphasis is on building problem-solving skills. Examples range from easy to difficult and illustrate the in-depth presentation of theory. The Calculus Lifesaver combines ease of use and readability with the depth of content and mathematical rigor of the best calculus textbooks. It is an indispensable volume for any student seeking to master calculus. Serves as a companion to any single-variable calculus textbook Informal, entertaining, and not intimidating Informative videos that follow the book--a full forty-eight hours of Banner's Princeton calculus-review course--is available at Adrian Banner lectures More than 475 examples (ranging from easy to hard) provide step-by-step reasoning Theorems and methods justified and connections made to actual practice Difficult topics such as improper integrals and infinite series covered in detail Tried and tested by students taking freshman calculus

Pre-Calculus For Dummies

Author: Yang Kuang,Elleyne Kase

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118239598

Category: Mathematics

Page: 408

View: 8507

The fun and easy way to learn pre-calculus Getting ready for calculus but still feel a bit confused? Have no fear. Pre-Calculus For Dummies is an un-intimidating, hands-on guide that walks you through all the essential topics, from absolute value and quadratic equations to logarithms and exponential functions to trig identities and matrix operations. With this guide's help you'll quickly and painlessly get a handle on all of the concepts — not just the number crunching — and understand how to perform all pre-calc tasks, from graphing to tackling proofs. You'll also get a new appreciation for how these concepts are used in the real world, and find out that getting a decent grade in pre-calc isn't as impossible as you thought. Updated with fresh example equations and detailed explanations Tracks to a typical pre-calculus class Serves as an excellent supplement to classroom learning If "the fun and easy way to learn pre-calc" seems like a contradiction, get ready for a wealth of surprises in Pre-Calculus For Dummies!

Introduction to Topology

Pure and Applied

Author: Colin Conrad Adams,Robert David Franzosa

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Mathematics

Page: 489

View: 6269

Learn the basics of point-set topology with the understanding of its real-world application to a variety of other subjects including science, economics, engineering, and other areas of mathematics. Introduces topology as an important and fascinating mathematics discipline to retain the readers interest in the subject. Is written in an accessible way for readers to understand the usefulness and importance of the application of topology to other fields. Introduces topology concepts combined with their real-world application to subjects such DNA, heart stimulation, population modeling, cosmology, and computer graphics. Covers topics including knot theory, degree theory, dynamical systems and chaos, graph theory, metric spaces, connectedness, and compactness. A useful reference for readers wanting an intuitive introduction to topology.

How to Solve Word Problems in Calculus

Author: Eugene Don,Benay Don

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071386807

Category: Education

Page: 226

View: 5387

Considered to be the hardest mathematical problems to solve, word problems continue to terrify students across all math disciplines. This new title in the World Problems series demystifies these difficult problems once and for all by showing even the most math-phobic readers simple, step-by-step tips and techniques. How to Solve World Problems in Calculus reviews important concepts in calculus and provides solved problems and step-by-step solutions. Once students have mastered the basic approaches to solving calculus word problems, they will confidently apply these new mathematical principles to even the most challenging advanced problems. Each chapter features an introduction to a problem type, definitions, related theorems, and formulas. Topics range from vital pre-calculus review to traditional calculus first-course content. Sample problems with solutions and a 50-problem chapter are ideal for self-testing. Fully explained examples with step-by-step solutions.

Statistics (SparkCharts)

Author: SparkNotes,SparkNotes Editors

Publisher: Spark Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781586636364

Category: Study Aids

Page: 4

View: 3609

SparkChartsTM?created by Harvard students for students everywhere?serve as study companions and reference tools that cover a wide range of college and graduate school subjects, including Business, Computer Programming, Medicine, Law, Foreign Language, Humanities, and Science. Titles like How to Study, Microsoft Word for Windows, Microsoft Powerpoint for Windows, and HTML give you what it takes to find success in school and beyond. Outlines and summaries cover key points, while diagrams and tables make difficult concepts easier to digest. This four-page chart covers: Descriptive statistics Probability theory Permutations and combinations Random variables and probability distributions Graphs of correlation and standard distribution Interval estimation based on a single sample Tests of hypothesis based on a single sample Interval estimation based on two samples Simple linear regression Multiple linear regression

Calculus Refresher

Author: A. A. Klaf

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486138607

Category: Mathematics

Page: 431

View: 3595

Unique refresher covers important aspects of integral and differential calculus via 756 questions. Features constants, variables, functions, increments, derivatives, differentiation, more. A 50-page section applies calculus to engineering problems. Includes 566 problems, most with answers.

Calculus For Dummies

Author: Mark Ryan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119297435

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

View: 2648

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.

Essential Calculus: Early Transcendentals

Author: James Stewart

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133112285

Category: Mathematics

Page: 960

View: 3420

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: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS, 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, 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: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS 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.

Multivariable Calculus

Author: Kevin Woolsey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781518755170


Page: 168

View: 9631

In this book, intended as a supplement to another textbook or course, I attempted to condense a lot of information down and provide clear explanations of the essential concepts. Not a lot of emphasis is put on applications or rigor, but proofs or motivations at least are included for the majority of topics. The exercises, while few in number, all have solutions, with step by step solutions for some of the harder ones. This book is meant for anyone learning multivariable calculus for the first time. No experience other than a standard single variable calculus course is necessary. A (free) pdf version can be obtained here: