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# Calculus the Easy Way

**ALL THE ESSENTIALS IN ONE CLEAR VOLUME **

by Douglas Downing, Ph.D.

• A user-friendly introduction to calculus in the form of a novel

• Exercises with answers at the end of each chapter

• Step-by-step worksheets

• Graphs, charts, and line illustrations

• Calculating derivatives

• Finding maximum and minimum points with derivatives

• Determining derivatives of trigonometric fu

Paperback, 2nd edition, 307 pages

Published
July 28th 1988
by Barron's Educational Series
(first published 1982)

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As you move through the book, however, it does get much much weaker. I found myself confused as to how Centers of Mass are to be computed. Its introduction to Differentials is absolutely abysmal and I felt like some of my students(give me the formula!), yet unable to really understand what I was doing. I'm glad this was just a review before breaking ...more

Mar 24, 2010
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I need to take a calculus class, so I decided to go through this book to supplement the class text. The book is aimed at high school students, but the descriptions are plainly written and written in detail. I'm pretty hopeful that this book will help me learn calculus so I don't end up just memorizing information.

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Douglas Downing, Ph.D. teaches economics and quantitative methods and is undergraduate program director for the School of Business and Economics at Seattle Pacific University. He is the author of several books in both Barron's Easy Way and Business Review series. He holds the Ph.D. degree in economics from Yale University.

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