Calculus II For Dummies (2nd Edition) by Mark Zegarelli

By Mark Zegarelli

An easy-to-understand primer on complex calculus topics

Calculus II is a prerequisite for lots of well known university majors, together with pre-med, engineering, and physics. Calculus II For Dummies bargains specialist guide, suggestion, and how one can aid moment semester calculus scholars get a deal with at the topic and ace their exams.

It covers intermediate calculus subject matters in simple English, that includes in-depth insurance of integration, together with substitution, integration strategies and while to take advantage of them, approximate integration, and fallacious integrals. This hands-on consultant additionally covers sequences and sequence, with introductions to multivariable calculus, differential equations, and numerical research. better of all, it contains sensible routines designed to simplify and increase figuring out of this complicated subject.

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Indefinite integrals
Intermediate Integration topics
endless series
complex topics
perform exercises

Confounded through curves? puzzled by way of polynomials? This plain-English consultant to Calculus II will set you straight!

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Calculus II For Dummies (2nd Edition)

An easy-to-understand primer on complex calculus topics

Calculus II is a prerequisite for lots of renowned collage majors, together with pre-med, engineering, and physics. Calculus II For Dummies deals professional guide, suggestion, and find out how to support moment semester calculus scholars get a deal with at the topic and ace their exams.

It covers intermediate calculus subject matters in undeniable English, that includes in-depth insurance of integration, together with substitution, integration strategies and while to exploit them, approximate integration, and flawed integrals. This hands-on advisor additionally covers sequences and sequence, with introductions to multivariable calculus, differential equations, and numerical research. better of all, it comprises sensible routines designed to simplify and increase figuring out of this complicated subject.

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perform exercises

Confounded through curves? puzzled through polynomials? This plain-English advisor to Calculus II will set you straight!

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Then I give you a brief review of Calculus I, focusing on limits and derivatives. I close the chapter with a topic that you may or may not know from Calculus I: L’Hopital’s Rule for evaluating indeterminate forms of limits. If you still feel stumped after you finish this chapter, I recommend that you pick up a copy of Pre-Calculus For Dummies by Deborah Rumsey, PhD, or Calculus For Dummies by Mark Ryan (both published by Wiley), for a more in-depth review. 38 Part I: Introduction to Integration Forgotten but Not Gone: A Review of Pre-Calculus Here’s a true story: When I returned to college to study math, my first degree having been in English, it had been a lot of years since I’d taken a math course.

Y y = x2 Figure 1-13: Approxi­ mating area with right rectangles. x x=1 x=5 Chapter 1: An Aerial View of the Area Problem In this case, the upper-right corner touches the function, so the heights of the four rectangles are f(2), f(3), f(4), and f(5). Now suppose that I draw the rectangles as shown in Figure 1-14. y y=x 2 Figure 1-14: Approxi­ mating area with midpoint rectangles. 5). It seems that I can draw rectangles at least three different ways to approximate the area that I’m attempting to measure.

Approximating the definite integral Earlier in this chapter I tell you that the definite integral means area. So in transforming the simple formula Area of rectangles = w (h1 + h2 + ... + hn) 23 24 Part I: Introduction to Integration the first step is simply to introduce the definite integral: As you can see, the = has been changed to ≈ — that is, the equation has been demoted to an approximation. This change is appropriate — the definite integral is the precise area inside the specified bounds, which the area of the rectangles merely approximates.

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