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Calculus Essentials For Dummies
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on 11 March 2013
I can't compliment the writers and editors of this book enough. I decided to teach myself calculus because of an interest in science generally and a difficulty getting past basic concepts with out a better understanding of maths.
Online resources for pre-calculus topics are well supported by sites like [...] but calculus isn't as well represented and tends to be pitched at a level that I found difficult to cope with.
This book has enabled me to go from no understanding to a fairly thorough understanding of the subject up-to and including the basic techniques of integration. The book is laid out in such a way that it offers a sensible and coordinated progression through the subject and acts as a continual reference book when you need to go back and reacquaint with certain concepts.
The only book that I found essential to run by it's side was a word problem book on calculus to help transfer the technical skills into real understanding of application.
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on 12 November 2014
I bought this book because though I have done calculus before, I wanted an in depth understanding and a clear structured approach as in the past it wasn't explained to me in terms of why calculus exists and what its for.

This book is very good at explaining the concepts in an easy and simple way.

I really like this book, and I feel like the author stays true to the 'for dummies' concept.

You can gain a real insight into calculus, and what it means, how it is used etc without being intimidated by scary maths. Whenever the maths gets difficult, it is broken down and thoroughly described.

The book has some nice pictures/drawings in there too so it keeps it light and fun.
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on 16 July 2013
I took A level maths and further maths many years ago and I needed a quick refresher to help with a friends daughters homework. This did the trick. I loved the explanitary style and the fairly informal aproach. The author obviously thinks in a way similar to me, and this made the learning and recal all the more effective. Good value, good book.
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on 4 May 2014
Needed a brush up on differentiation before my Microeconomics exam. This helped! However, alot of irrelevant stuff for me though as I study economics, not maths.
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on 3 June 2013
Simple step by step approach to the subject meant ideas built up systematically and quickly.
Good raed though the style is a bit patronising in parts.
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on 16 December 2013
Calculus is a very interesting subject and this book provides an excellent explanation of the subject. A highly recommend text.
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on 14 May 2013
I done maths A' level at school so it was good for brushing up on some minor points to do with the calculus.
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on 21 April 2015
No faults at all, easy to read, not text-heavy :)
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