The Humongous Book of Calculus Problems

Author: W. Michael Kelley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615646973

Category: Mathematics

Page: 576

View: 3006

Now students have nothing to fear! Math textbooks can be as baffling as the subject they're teaching. Not anymore. The best-selling author of The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Calculus has taken what appears to be a typical calculus workbook, chock full of solved calculus problems, and made legible notes in the margins, adding missing steps and simplifying solutions. Finally, everything is made perfectly clear. Students will be prepared to solve those obscure problems that were never discussed in class but always seem to find their way onto exams. --Includes 1,000 problems with comprehensive solutions --Annotated notes throughout the text clarify what's being asked in each problem and fill in missing steps --Kelley is a former award-winning calculus teacher

The Humongous Book of Calculus Problems

Author: W. Michael Kelley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781592575121

Category: Mathematics

Page: 565

View: 6401

Now students have nothing to fear ... Math textbooks can be as baffling as the subject they're teaching. Not anymore. The best-selling author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calculus has taken what appears to be a typical calculus workbook, chock full of solved calculus problems, and made legible notes in the margins, adding missing steps and simplifying solutions. Finally, everything is made perfectly clear. Students will be prepared to solve those obscure problems that were never discussed in class but always seem to find their way onto exams. --Includes 1,000 problems with comprehensive solutions --Annotated notes throughout the text clarify what's being asked in each problem and fill in missing steps --Kelley is a former award-winning calculus teacher

The Humongous Book of Algebra Problems

Author: W. Michael Kelley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1436242789

Category: Mathematics

Page: 576

View: 4305

When the numbers just don't add up... Following in the footsteps of the successful The Humongous Books of Calculus Problems, bestselling author Michael Kelley has taken a typical algebra workbook, and made notes in the margins, adding missing steps and simplifying concepts and solutions. Students will learn how to interpret and solve 1000 problems as they are typically presented in algebra courses-and become prepared to solve those problems that were never discussed in class but always seem to find their way onto exams. Annotations throughout the text clarify each problem and fill in missing steps needed to reach the solution, making this book like no other algebra workbook on the market.

The Humongous Book of Statistics Problems

Author: Robert Donnelly,W. Michael Kelley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101151390

Category: Mathematics

Page: 560

View: 3648

Following the successful, 'The Humongous Books', in calculus and algebra, bestselling author Mike Kelley takes a typical statistics workbook, full of solved problems, and writes notes in the margins, adding missing steps and simplifying concepts and solutions. By learning how to interpret and solve problems as they are presented in statistics courses, students prepare to solve those difficult problems that were never discussed in class but are always on exams. - With annotated notes and explanations of missing steps throughout, like no other statistics workbook on the market - An award-winning former math teacher whose website (calculus-help.com) reaches thousands every month, providing exposure for all his books

The Humongous Book of Geometry Problems

Author: W. Michael Kelley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615646981

Category: Mathematics

Page: 592

View: 2860

An ingenious problem-solving solution for befuddled math students. A bestselling math book author takes what appears to be a typical geometry workbook, full of solved problems, and makes notes in the margins adding missing steps and simplifying concepts so that otherwise baffling solutions are made perfectly clear. By learning how to interpret and solve problems as they are presented in courses, students become fully prepared to solve any obscure problem. No more solving by trial and error! - Includes 1000 problems and solutions - Annotations throughout the text clarify each problem and fill in missing steps needed to reach the solution, making this book like no other geometry workbook on the market - The previous two books in the series on calculus and algebra sell very well

The Humongous Book of Trigonometry Problems

Author: W Kelley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101598085

Category: Mathematics

Page: 464

View: 5623

Most math and science study guides are a reflection of the college professors who write them-dry, difficult, and pretentious. The Humongous Book of Trigonometry Problems is the exception. Author Mike Kelley has taken what appears to be a typical t

The Humongous Book of Calculus Problems

Translated for People who Don't Speak Math

Author: W. Michael Kelley

Publisher: Alpha Books

ISBN: 9781592575121

Category: Mathematics

Page: 565

View: 2140

Let's face it. Math textbooks are not published out of the goodness of people's hearts. They're published because most of the people who write them will get fired from their jobs as college professors if they don't publish a textbook every now and then. This book, however, is an exception. Mike Kelley, bestselling author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calculus, has taken what appears to be a typical calculus workbook, chock full of solved calculus problems, and made notes in the margins adding missing steps and simplifying concepts and solutions so that what could be baffling to students is made perfectly clear. It's as if your best friend-who just happens to be a calculus wiz and who's painfully aware of your mathematical shortcomings-got a hold of your calculus workbook and went bananas with his ink pen, illuminating everything you find confusing! He was even kind enough to write legibly! No longer will befuddled students cry out in frustration: "Where the %#*! did that number come from?" or "Did they skip steps in this answer or am I just dumb?".

The Humongous Book of SAT Math Problems

Author: W. Michael Kelley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615643745

Category: Mathematics

Page: 480

View: 3994

The Humongous Books are typically 464 pages and contain 650 to 1,000 completed problems. They are designed to look like textbooks with problems and answers that have had handwritten notes added by a mentor, peer, or previous student who clarified the process, formula, and steps that went into solving the problem. The Humongous Book of SAT Math Problems takes a typical SAT study guide of solved math problems and provides easy-to-follow margin notes that add missing steps and simplify the solutions, thereby preparing students to solve all types of problems that appear in both levels of the SAT math exam.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calculus

Author: W. Michael Kelley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1592574718

Category: Mathematics

Page: 336

View: 1910

Let's face it: most students don't take calculus because they find it intellectually stimulating. It's not . . . at least for those who come up on the wrong side of the bell curve! There they are, minding their own business, working toward some non-science related degree, when . . . BLAM! They get next semester's course schedule in the mail, and first on the list is the mother of all loathed college courses . . . CALCULUS! Not to fear-The Complete Idiot's Guide to Calculus, Second Edition, like its predecessor, is a curriculum-based companion book created with this audience in mind. This new edition continues the tradition of taking the sting out of calculus by adding more explanatory graphs and illustrations and doubling the number of practice problems! By the time readers are finished, they will have a solid understanding (maybe even a newfound appreciation) for this useful form of math. And with any luck, they may even be able to make sense of their textbooks and teachers.

How to Ace Calculus

The Streetwise Guide

Author: Colin Adams,Abigail Thompson,Joel Hass

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 1627798854

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

View: 7284

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.

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: 4743

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

The Calculus Story

A Mathematical Adventure

Author: David Acheson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192526715

Category: Mathematics

Page: 160

View: 5141

Calculus is the key to much of modern science and engineering. It is the mathematical method for the analysis of things that change, and since in the natural world we are surrounded by change, the development of calculus was a huge breakthrough in the history of mathematics. But it is also something of a mathematical adventure, largely because of the way infinity enters at virtually every twist and turn... In The Calculus Story David Acheson presents a wide-ranging picture of calculus and its applications, from ancient Greece right up to the present day. Drawing on their original writings, he introduces the people who helped to build our understanding of calculus. With a step by step treatment, he demonstrates how to start doing calculus, from the very beginning.

Calculus For Dummies

Author: Mark Ryan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119297435

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

View: 2355

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.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Algebra

Author: W. Michael Kelley

Publisher: Alpha Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: 315

View: 3742

Enhanced by easier-to-read graphs and additional practice problems, an introduction to algebra covers the basic principles of mathematics, including linear equations, inequalities, polynomials, exponents, logarithms, word problems, and more, all written in an easy-to-undertand style. Original.

Idiot's Guides: Calculus I

Author: W. Michael Kelley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465454128

Category: Mathematics

Page: 352

View: 4199

Let's face it: most students don't take calculus because they find it intellectually stimulating. It's not ... at least for those who come up on the wrong side of the bell curve! There they are, minding their own business, working toward some non-science related degree, when ... BLAM! They get next semester's course schedule in the mail, and first on the list is the mother of all loathed college courses ... CALCULUS! Not to fear--Idiot's Guides: Calculus I is a curriculum-based companion book created with this audience in mind. This new edition continues the tradition of taking the sting out of calculus by adding more explanatory graphs and illustrations and doubling the number of practice problems! By the time readers are finished, they will have a solid understanding (maybe even a newfound appreciation) for this useful form of math. And with any luck, they may even be able to make sense of their textbooks and teachers.

The Secrets of Triangles

A Mathematical Journey

Author: Alfred S. Posamentier,Ingmar Lehmann

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616145889

Category: Mathematics

Page: 387

View: 6529

Requiring no more than a knowledge of high school mathematics and written in clear and accessible language, this book will give all readers a new insight into some of the most enjoyable and fascinating aspects of geometry. Everyone knows what a triangle is, yet very few people appreciate that the common three-sided figure holds many intriguing "secrets." For example, if a circle is inscribed in any random triangle and then three lines are drawn from the three points of tangency to the opposite vertices of the triangle, these lines will always meet at a common point-no matter what the shape of the triangle. This and many more interesting geometrical properties are revealed in this entertaining and illuminating book about geometry. Flying in the face of the common impression that mathematics is usually dry and intimidating, this book proves that this sometimes-daunting, abstract discipline can be both fun and intellectually stimulating. The authors, two veteran math educators, explore the multitude of surprising relationships connected with triangles and show some clever approaches to constructing triangles using a straightedge and a compass. Readers will learn how they can improve their problem-solving skills by performing these triangle constructions. The lines, points, and circles related to triangles harbor countless surprising relationships that are presented here in a very engaging fashion.

How Mathematics Happened

The First 50,000 Years

Author: Peter Strom Rudman

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1615921761

Category: Mathematics

Page: 314

View: 7133

In this fascinating discussion of ancient mathematics, author Peter Rudman does not just chronicle the archeological record of what mathematics was done; he digs deeper into the more important question of why it was done in a particular way. Why did the Egyptians use a bizarre method of expressing fractions? Why did the Babylonians use an awkward number system based on multiples of 60?Rudman answers such intriguing questions, arguing that some mathematical thinking is universal and timeless. The similarity of the Babylonian and Mayan number systems, two cultures widely separated in time and space, illustrates the argument. He then traces the evolution of number systems from finger counting in hunter-gatherer cultures to pebble counting in herder-farmer cultures of the Nile and Tigris-Euphrates valleys, which defined the number systems that continued to be used even after the invention of writing.With separate chapters devoted to the remarkable Egyptian and Babylonian mathematics of the era from about 3500 to 2000 BCE, when all of the basic arithmetic operations and even quadratic algebra became doable, Rudman concludes his interpretation of the archeological record.Since some of the mathematics formerly credited to the Greeks is now known to be a prior Babylonian invention, Rudman adds a chapter that discusses the math used by Pythagoras, Eratosthenes, and Hippasus, which has Babylonian roots, illustrating the watershed difference in abstraction and rigor that the Greeks introduced. He also suggests that we might improve present-day teaching by taking note of how the Greeks taught math.Complete with sidebars offering recreational math brainteasers, this engrossing discussion of the evolution of mathematics will appeal to both scholars and lay readers with an interest in mathematics and its history.Peter S. Rudman (Haifa, Israel) is professor (ret.) of solid-state physics at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and the author of more than 100 articles in physics.

Number Freak

From 1 to 200- The Hidden Language of Numbers Revealed

Author: Derrick Niederman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101135484

Category: Mathematics

Page: 304

View: 5358

A compulsively readable look at the secret language of numbers- their role in nature, movies, science, and everything in between. What do Fight Club, wallpaper patterns, George Balanchine's Serenade, and Italian superstitions have in common? They're all included in the entry for the number 17 in this engaging book about numbers- detailing their unique properties, patterns, appeal, history, and lore. Author Derrick Niederman takes readers on a guided tour of the numbers 1 to 300-covering everything from basic mathematical principles to ancient unsolved theorems, from sublime theory to delightfully arcane trivia. Illustrated with diagrams, drawings, and photographs, plus 50 challenging mathematical brainteasers (with answers), this book will fascinate and engage readers of all levels of mathematical skill and knowledge. Includes such gems as: ? There are 42 eyes in a deck of cards, and 42 dots on a pair of dice ? In order to fill in a map so that neighboring regions never get the same color, one never needs more than four colors ? Hells Angels use the number 81 in their insignia because the initials "H" and "A" are the eighth and first numbers in the alphabet respectively