"If the thought of studying calculus makes you sweat, relax and fret no more! This hands-on, friendly guide makes calculus manageable. It leads you step-by-step through each concept, operation, and solution, explaining the 'how' and 'why' in plain English. Through detailed instruction and practical examples, you'll soon discover that calculus isn't nearly as bad as it's made out to be!"--Back cover

Table Of Contents

pt. 1. An overview of calculus -- What is calculus? -- The two big ideas of calculus : differentiation and integration, plus infinite series -- Why calculus works -- pt. 2. Warming up with calculus prerequisites -- Pre-algebra and algebra review -- Funky functions and their groovy graphs -- The trig tango -- pt. 3. Limits -- Limits and continuity -- Evaluating limits -- pt. 4. Differentiation -- Differentiation orientation -- Diffferentiation rules : yeah, man, it rules -- Differentiation and the shape of curves -- Your problems are solved : differentiation to the rescue! -- More differentiation problems : going off on a tangent -- pt. 5. Integration and infinite series -- Intro to integration and approximating area -- Integration : it's backward differentiation -- Integration techniques for experts -- Forget Dr. Phil : use the integral to solve problems -- Taming the infinite with improper integrals -- Infinite series -- pt. 6. The part of tens -- Ten things to remember -- Ten things to forget -- Ten things you can't get away with