Forgotten Calculus

A Refresher Course : with Applications to Economics and Business and the Optional Use of the Graphing Calculator

Author: Barbara Lee Bleau

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764119989

Category: Mathematics

Page: 474

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Updated and expanded to include the optional use of graphing calculators, this combination textbook and workbook is a good refresher course for men and women who took a calculus course in school, have since forgotten most of it, and need some practical calculus for business purposes or advanced education.

Forgotten Algebra

Author: Barbara Lee Bleau,Meg Clemens,Glenn Clemens

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series

ISBN: 9781438001500

Category: Mathematics

Page: 448

View: 5465

This self-teaching workbook is designed especially for students who need to go back to algebra basics as preparation for starting a college-level math course. It’s also a helpful review for those preparing to take standardized exams that include math testing, such as a math placement exam, the GRE or GMAT. Forgotten Algebra contains 32 work units, starting its review with signed numbers, symbols, and first-degree equations, and progressing to include logarithms and right triangles. Each work unit reviews basics before presenting problems and exercises that include detailed solutions designed to facilitate self-study. The book’s systematic presentation of subject matter is easy to follow, and encompasses all the terminology, equations, and information that students of algebra need to master. This new edition has been expanded to include step-by-step solutions for all exercises.

Forgotten Chemistry

A Refresher Course

Author: Johanna Holm

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764133176

Category: Science

Page: 259

View: 7128

A self-teaching review book for students who are preparing to take tests, and for adults who need to brush up on principles of inorganic and organic chemistry for personal or job-related needs. This book covers topics such as: chemical equations, the periodic table, organic chemistry, acid-base theory, chemical calculations, and much more.

An Elementary Course of Infinitesimal Calculus

Author: Horace Lamb

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781377681979

Category: History

Page: 638

View: 4352

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Calculus Story

A Mathematical Adventure

Author: David Acheson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198804547


Page: 160

View: 5952

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.

How to Ace Calculus

The Streetwise Guide

Author: Colin Adams,Abigail Thompson,Joel Hass

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 1627798854

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

View: 1998

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.

Calculus Refresher for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

Author: Peter Schiavone

Publisher: Professional Publications Incorporated

ISBN: 9781888577013

Category: Mathematics

Page: 120

View: 2985

Calculus Refresher for the FE Exam was written in response to the requests of countless FE candidates. Many engineers report having more difficulty with problems involving calculus than with anything else on the FE exam. Almost everyone can benefit from a concise review of the subject! The author provides background theory, clear explanatory text, relevant examples, and FE-style practice problems (with solutions).

Forgotten Patriots

The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War

Author: Edwin G. Burrows

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786727047

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 6439

Between 1775 and 1783, some 200,000 Americans took up arms against the British Crown. Just over 6,800 of those men died in battle. About 25,000 became prisoners of war, most of them confined in New York City under conditions so atrocious that they perished by the thousands. Evidence suggests that at least 17,500 Americans may have died in these prisons—more than twice the number to die on the battlefield. It was in New York, not Boston or Philadelphia, where most Americans gave their lives for the cause of independence. New York City became the jailhouse of the American Revolution because it was the principal base of the Crown's military operations. Beginning with the bumper crop of American captives taken during the 1776 invasion of New York, captured Americans were stuffed into a hastily assembled collection of public buildings, sugar houses, and prison ships. The prisoners were shockingly overcrowded and chronically underfed—those who escaped alive told of comrades so hungry they ate their own clothes and shoes. Despite the extraordinary number of lives lost, Forgotten Patriots is the first-ever account of what took place in these hell-holes. The result is a unique perspective on the Revolutionary War as well as a sobering commentary on how Americans have remembered our struggle for independence—and how much we have forgotten.

Heavenly Mathematics

The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry

Author: Glen Van Brummelen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691148929

Category: Mathematics

Page: 192

View: 5128

""Heavenly Mathematics" is heavenly, is mathematics, and is so much more: history, astronomy, geography, and navigation replete with historical illustrations, elegant diagrams, and charming anecdotes. I haven't followed mathematical proofs with such delight in decades. If, as the author laments, spherical trigonometry was in danger of extinction, this book will give it a long-lasting reprieve."--David J. Helfand, president of the American Astronomical Society "This beautifully written book on an unusual topic, with its wealth of historical information about astronomy, navigation, and mathematics, is greatly to be welcomed."--Robin Wilson, president of the British Society for the History of Mathematics, author of "Four Colors Suffice: How the Map Problem Was Solved" "Written by the leading expert on the subject, this engaging book provides an in-depth historical introduction to spherical trigonometry. "Heavenly Mathematics" breathes new and interesting life into a topic that has been slumbering for far too long."--June Barrow-Green, associate editor of "The Princeton Companion to Mathematics" ""Heavenly Mathematics" is a very good book. It offers an interesting, accessible, and entertaining introduction to spherical trigonometry, which used to be a standard school topic but is now rarely studied. Interesting stories, engaging illustrations, and practical examples come together to enhance the reader's pleasure and understanding."--Fernando Q. Gouvea, Colby College "Van Brummelen provides not only a wonderful historical treatment of spherical trigonometry but also a modern one that shows how the ancient and medieval methods were replaced by newer and simpler means of problem solving. Many students will find this a fascinating and worthwhile subject."--Victor J. Katz, editor of "The Mathematics of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and Islam" "

Forgotten Statistics

Author: Douglas Downing,Jeff Clark

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780812097139

Category: Mathematics

Page: 218

View: 5132

This volume will help you recapture the statistics theory you once learned, but has since faded away. The first of the book's two main parts reviews essential statistical concepts. In addition to basic topics, part II is an alphabetical reference section and extensive appendices which include statistical tables for normal, Chi-Square, t, and F distribution, information on doing statistical calculations with both computer software and your calculator, and much more. This teach-yourself refresher course can also be used as a supplementary text by students currently enrolled in a statistics course.

The Historical Development of the Calculus

Author: C.H.Jr. Edwards

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461262305

Category: Mathematics

Page: 368

View: 7580

The calculus has served for three centuries as the principal quantitative language of Western science. In the course of its genesis and evolution some of the most fundamental problems of mathematics were first con fronted and, through the persistent labors of successive generations, finally resolved. Therefore, the historical development of the calculus holds a special interest for anyone who appreciates the value of a historical perspective in teaching, learning, and enjoying mathematics and its ap plications. My goal in writing this book was to present an account of this development that is accessible, not solely to students of the history of mathematics, but to the wider mathematical community for which my exposition is more specifically intended, including those who study, teach, and use calculus. The scope of this account can be delineated partly by comparison with previous works in the same general area. M. E. Baron's The Origins of the Infinitesimal Calculus (1969) provides an informative and reliable treat ment of the precalculus period up to, but not including (in any detail), the time of Newton and Leibniz, just when the interest and pace of the story begin to quicken and intensify. C. B. Boyer's well-known book (1949, 1959 reprint) met well the goals its author set for it, but it was more ap propriately titled in its original edition-The Concepts of the Calculus than in its reprinting.


An Intuitive and Physical Approach

Author: Morris Kline

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486404530

Category: Mathematics

Page: 943

View: 4714

Application-oriented introduction relates the subject as closely as possible to science. In-depth explorations of the derivative, the differentiation and integration of the powers of x, and theorems on differentiation and antidifferentiation lead to a definition of the chain rule and examinations of trigonometric functions, logarithmic and exponential functions, techniques of integration, polar coordinates, much more. Clear-cut explanations, numerous drills, illustrative examples. 1967 edition. Solution guide available upon request.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Precalculus

Author: W. Michael Kelley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781592573011

Category: Mathematics

Page: 333

View: 7062

A guide to precalculus covers the basics of algebra and trigonometry, with explanations and problems covering such topics as polynomials, functions, oblique triangles, and ellipses and hyperbolas.

Mathematics for Engineers I

Basic Calculus

Author: Gerd Baumann

Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag

ISBN: 3486598465

Category: Mathematics

Page: 402

View: 9531

"Mathematics for Engineers I" gehört zu einer vierbändigen Reihe und gibt eine Einführung in die Mathematik für Undergraduates, die ein Bachelor-Studium im Bereich Ingenieurwissenschaften aufgenommen haben. In Band I sind die Grundzüge des klassischen Calculus dargestellt. Die Reihe unterscheidet sich von traditionellen Texten dadurch, dass sie interaktiv ist und mit Hilfe des Computer-Algebra-Systems Mathematica die Berechnungen darstellt.

Advanced Calculus


Author: Lynn Harold Loomis,Shlomo Sternberg

Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: 9814583952

Category: Mathematics

Page: 596

View: 5135

An authorised reissue of the long out of print classic textbook, Advanced Calculus by the late Dr Lynn Loomis and Dr Shlomo Sternberg both of Harvard University has been a revered but hard to find textbook for the advanced calculus course for decades. This book is based on an honors course in advanced calculus that the authors gave in the 1960's. The foundational material, presented in the unstarred sections of Chapters 1 through 11, was normally covered, but different applications of this basic material were stressed from year to year, and the book therefore contains more material than was covered in any one year. It can accordingly be used (with omissions) as a text for a year's course in advanced calculus, or as a text for a three-semester introduction to analysis. The prerequisites are a good grounding in the calculus of one variable from a mathematically rigorous point of view, together with some acquaintance with linear algebra. The reader should be familiar with limit and continuity type arguments and have a certain amount of mathematical sophistication. As possible introductory texts, we mention Differential and Integral Calculus by R Courant, Calculus by T Apostol, Calculus by M Spivak, and Pure Mathematics by G Hardy. The reader should also have some experience with partial derivatives. In overall plan the book divides roughly into a first half which develops the calculus (principally the differential calculus) in the setting of normed vector spaces, and a second half which deals with the calculus of differentiable manifolds.

Mathematics for Engineers II

Calculus and Linear Algebra

Author: Gerd Baumann

Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag

ISBN: 3486598473

Category: Mathematics

Page: 324

View: 6048

"Mathematics for Engineers II" gehört zu einer vierbändigen Reihe und gibt eine Einführung in die Mathematik für Undergraduates, die ein Bachelor-Studium im Bereich Ingenieurwissenschaften aufgenommen haben. In Band II wird der klassische Calculus fort- und in die Grundlagen der Linearen Algebra eingeführt. Die Reihe unterscheidet sich von traditionellen Texten dadurch, dass sie interaktiv ist und mit Hilfe des Computer-Algebra-Systems Mathematica die Berechnungen darstellt. Jedem Buch liegt eine CD bei, die die Rechenprogramme und den vollständigen Text in Mathemetica enthält. Den Studierenden eröffnet sich so die Möglichkeit, interaktiv die Vorlesungsmaterialien nachzuvollziehen und die Fragestellungen des Texts sowie der Beispiele mit Unterstützung von Mathematica zu lösen.

Business Calculus Demystified

Author: Rhonda Huettenmueller

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071483438

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

View: 3766

Take the FEAR OUT of Business Calculus Business Calculus Demystified clarifies the concepts and processes of calculus and demonstrates their applications to the workplace. Best-selling math author Rhonda Huettenmueller uses the same combination of winning step-by-step teaching techniques and real-world business and mathematical examples that have succeeded with tens of thousands of college students, regardless of their math experience or affinity for the subject. With Business Calculus Demystified, you learn at your own pace. You get explanations that make differentiation and integration -- the main concepts of calculus -- understandable and interesting. This unique self-teaching guide reinforces learning, builds your confidence and skill, and continuously demonstrates your mastery of topics with a wealth of practice problems and detailed solutions throughout, multiple-choice quizzes at the end of each chapter, and a "final exam" that tests your total understanding of business calculus. Learn business calculus for the real world! This self-teaching course conquers confusion with clarity and ease. Get ready to: Get a solid foundation right from the start with a review of algebra Master one idea per section -- develop complete, comfortable understanding of a topic before proceeding to the next Find a well-explained definition of the derivative and its properties; instantaneous rates of change; the power, product, quotient, and chain rules; and layering different formulas Learn methods for maximizing revenue and profit... minimizing cost... and solving other optimizing problems See how to use calculus to sketch graphs Understand implicit differentiation, rational functions, exponents, and logarithm functions -- learn how to use log properties to simplify differentiation Painlessly learn integration formulas and techniques and applications of the integral Take a "final exam" and grade it yourself! Who says business calculus has to be boring? Business Calculus Demystified is a lively and entertaining way to master this essential math subject!

The Humongous Book of Calculus Problems

Author: W. Michael Kelley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615646973

Category: Mathematics

Page: 576

View: 717

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