BOOKS

DeMYSTiFieD

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Steven Krantz

Calculus DeMYSTiFieD, Second Edition

Calculate this: learning CALCULUS just got a whole lot easier!

Stumped trying to understand calculus? Calculus Demystified, Second Edition, will help you master this essential mathematical subject.

Written in a step-by-step format, this practical guide begins by covering the basics–number systems, coordinates, sets, and functions. You’ll move on to limits, derivatives, integrals, and indeterminate forms. Transcendental functions, methods of integration, and applications of the integral are also covered. Clear examples, concise explanations, and worked problems make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts.

It’s a no-brainer! You’ll get:

Applications of the derivative and the integral

Rules of integration

Coverage of improper integrals

An explanation of calculus with logarithmic and exponential functions

Details on calculation of work, averages, arc length, and surface area

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Calculus Demystified, Second Edition, is one book you won’t want to function without!

2.

Scott Frush

Commodities Demystified

Oil, rice, corn, the Euro–commodities these days are hot, and they’re getting hotter. This engaging and thorough guide covers all the basics you’ll need to profit from today’s most active investment classes.

Commodities Demystified takes you straight to the heart of the subject, beginning with a discussion on the basic elements of the commodities market. It then introduces you to the various available commodities and investment options, including exchange-traded instruments, futures, and options, and explains the correlation between inflation and commodity prices.

3.

David McMahon

Complex Variables Demystified

Take the complication out of COMPLEX VARIABLES

Ready to learn the fundamentals of complex variables but can’t seem to get your brain to function on the right level? No problem! Add Complex Variables Demystified to the equation and you’ll exponentially increase your chances of understanding this fascinating subject.

4.

Steven Krantz

Differential Equations Demystified

A DIFFERENT WAY TO LEARN DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

Now anyone with an interest in stepping up to higher math can do so—without formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. In Differential Equations Demystified, award-winning math professor Steven Krantz provides an effective, anxiety-free method to get past common obstacles on the road to success in higher math and science.

With Differential Equations Demystified, you master the subject one step at a time—at your own speed. This self-teaching guide offers unique “Math Notes” and “You Try It” exercises, problems at the end of each chapter to pinpoint weaknesses, and a 100-question final exam to reinforce the great information in the entire book.

If you want to master differential equations fearlessly, here’s a fast and effective self-teaching course to help you do just that. Get ready to —

Solve both ordinary and partial differential equations—

Work detailed examples and stimulating do-it-yourself exercises

Discover multiple ways to solve equations, moving seamlessly into higher dimension math concepts

Apply the analytical power of differential equations in engineering and science,

Score better on science, math, and standardized tests

A fast, effective self-teaching course, Differential Equations Demystified is the perfect shortcut to confidence and skill with crucial mathematical skills.

5.

Rhonda Huettenmueller

College Algebra Demystified

A BETTER WAY TO COLLEGE ALGEBRA X-PERTISE

One of the most valuable tools acquired in a university education, college algebra is essential for courses from the sciences to computing, engineering to mathematics. It can help you do better on placement exams, even before college, and it’s useful in solving the computations of daily life. Now anyone with an interest in college algebra can master it. In College Algebra Demystified, entertaining author and experienced teacher Rhonda Huettenmueller breaks college algebra down into manageable bites with practical examples, real data, and a new approach that banishes algebra’s mystery. With College Algebra Demystified, you master the subject one simple step at a time—at your own speed. Unlike most books on college algebra, general concepts are presented first—and the details follow. In order to make the process as clear and simple as possible, long computations are presented in a logical, layered progression with just one execution per step.

This fast and easy self-teaching course will help you:

Perform better on placement exams

Avoid confusion with detailed examples and solutions that help you every step of the way

Conquer the coordinate plane, lines and intercepts, parabolas, and nonlinear equations

Get comfortable with functions, graphs of functions, logarithms, exponents, and more

Master aspects of algebra that will help you with calculus, geometry, trigonometry, physics, chemistry, computing, and engineering

Reinforce learning and pinpoint weaknesses with questions at the end of every chapter, and a final at the end of the book