# Quick Calculus

## A Self-Teaching Guide

Wiley Self-Teaching Guides

3. Edition June 2022

304 Pages, Softcover*Wiley & Sons Ltd*

**978-1-119-74319-4**

Discover an accessible and easy-to-use guide to calculus fundamentals

In Quick Calculus: A Self-Teaching Guide, 3rd Edition, a team of expert MIT educators delivers a hands-on and practical handbook to essential calculus concepts and terms. The author explores calculus techniques and applications, showing readers how to immediately implement the concepts discussed within to help solve real-world problems.

In the book, readers will find:

* An accessible introduction to the basics of differential and integral calculus

* An interactive self-teaching guide that offers frequent questions and practice problems with solutions.

* A format that enables them to monitor their progress and gauge their knowledge

This latest edition provides new sections, rewritten introductions, and worked examples that demonstrate how to apply calculus concepts to problems in physics, health sciences, engineering, statistics, and other core sciences.

Quick Calculus: A Self-Teaching Guide, 3rd Edition is an invaluable resource for students and lifelong learners hoping to strengthen their foundations in calculus.

Chapter One Starting Out 1

1.1 A Few Preliminaries 1

1.2 Functions 2

1.3 Graphs 5

1.4 Linear and Quadratic Functions 11

1.5 Angles and Their Measurements 19

1.6 Trigonometry 28

1.7 Exponentials and Logarithms 42

Summary of Chapter 1 51

Chapter Two Differential Calculus 57

2.1 The Limit of a Function 57

2.2 Velocity 71

2.3 Derivatives 83

2.4 Graphs of Functions and Their Derivatives 87

2.5 Differentiation 97

2.6 Some Rules for Differentiation 103

2.7 Differentiating Trigonometric Functions 114

2.8 Differentiating Logarithms and Exponentials 121

2.9 Higher-Order Derivatives 130

2.10 Maxima and Minima 134

2.11 Differentials 143

2.12 A Short Review and Some Problems 147

Conclusion to Chapter 2 164

Summary of Chapter 2 165

Chapter Three Integral Calculus 169

3.1 Antiderivative, Integration, and the Indefinite Integral 170

3.2 Some Techniques of Integration 174

3.3 Area Under a Curve and the Definite Integral 182

3.4 Some Applications of Integration 201

3.5 Multiple Integrals 211

Conclusion to Chapter 3 219

Summary of Chapter 3 219

Chapter Four Advanced Topics: Taylor Series, Numerical Integration, and

Differential Equations 223

4.1 Taylor Series 223

4.2 Numerical Integration 232

4.3 Differential Equations 235

4.4 Additional Problems for Chapter 4 244

Summary of Chapter 4 248

Conclusion (frame 449) 250

Appendix A Derivations 251

A.1 Trigonometric Functions of Sums of Angles 251

A.2 Some Theorems on Limits 252

A.3 Exponential Function 254

A.4 Proof That dy/dx = 1 dx/dy 255

A.5 Differentiating x¯n 256

A.6 Differentiating Trigonometric Functions 258

A.7 Differentiating the Product of Two Functions 258

A.8 Chain Rule for Differentiating 259

A.9 Differentiating ln x 259

A.10 Differentials When Both Variables Depend on a Third Variable 260

A.11 Proof That if Two Functions Have the Same Derivative They Differ Only by a Constant 261

A.12 Limits Involving Trigonometric Functions 261

Appendix B Additional Topics in Differential Calculus 263

B.1 Implicit Differentiation 263

B.2 Differentiating the Inverse Trigonometric Functions 264

B.3 Partial Derivatives 267

B.4 Radial Acceleration in Circular Motion 269

B.5 Resources for Further Study 270

Frame Problems Answers 273

Answers to Selected Problems from the Text 273

Review Problems 277

Chapter 1 277

Chapter 2 278

Chapter 3 282

Tables 287

Table 1: Derivatives 287

Table 2: Integrals 288

Indexes 291

Index 291

Index of Symbols 295

peter DOURMASHKIN is Senior Lecturer at MIT.

The late Norman RAMSEY was the Higgins Professor of Physics at Harvard University and the recipient of the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physics.