If you want to improve your understanding of calculus, then this book is for you. It can supplement standard texts at the high-school senior, trade-school, and college undergraduate levels. It can also serve as a self-teaching or home-schooling supplement. Prerequisites include intermediate algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. It will help if you’ve had some precalculus (sometimes called “analysis”) as well.
This book contains three major sections. Part 1 involves differentiation in one variable. Part 2 is devoted to integration in one variable. Part 3 deals with partial differentiation and multiple integration. You’ll also get a taste of elementary differential equations.
Chapters 1 through 9, 11 through 19, and 21 through 29 end with practice exercises. You may (and should) refer to the text as you solve these problems. Worked-out solutions appear in Apps. A, B, and C. Often, these solutions do not represent the only way a problem can be figured out. Feel free to try alternatives!
Chapters 10, 20, and 30 contain question-and-answer sets that finish up Parts 1, 2, and 3, respectively. These chapters will help you review the material.