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The manga guide to calculus

Author: Hiroyuki Kojima; Shin Togami; Ohmsha, Ltd.,; Becom Co.,
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : No Starch Press ; [Tokyo, Japan] : Ohmsha, Ltd., [2009] ©2009
Series: Manga guide series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Secondary (senior high) school : English : English editionView all editions and formats
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"In The Manga Guide to Calculus, you'll follow along with Noriko as she learns that calculus is more than just a class designed to weed out would-be science majors. You'll see that calculus is a useful way to understand the patterns in physics, economics, and the world around us, with help from real-world examples like probability, supply and demand curves, the economics of pollution, and the density of Shochu (a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comic books, strips, etc
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kojima, Hiroyuki, 1958-
Manga guide to calculus.
San Francisco : No Starch Press ; [Tokyo] : Ohmsha, ©2009
(OCoLC)763268433
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hiroyuki Kojima; Shin Togami; Ohmsha, Ltd.,; Becom Co.,
ISBN: 9781593271947 1593271948
OCLC Number: 268787701
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Notes: Includes index.
"The manga guide to calculus is a translation of the Japanese original, Manga de wakaru bibun sekibun, published by Ohmsha, Ltd. of Tokyo Japan, ©2005 by Hiroyuki Kojima and Becom Co., Ltd." -- Title page verso.
Description: xii, 238 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue : what is a function? --
1. Let's differentiate a function --
Approximating with functions --
Calculating the relative error --
The derivative in action --
Calculating the derivative --
Calculating the derivative of a constant, linear, or quadratic function --
2. Let's learn differentiation techniques --
The sum rule of differentiation --
The product rule of differentiation --
Differentiating polynomials --
Finding maxima and minima --
Using the mean value theorem --
Using the quotient rule of differentiation --
Calculating derivatives of composite functions --
Calculating derivatives of inverse functions --
3. Let's integrate a function --
Illustrating the fundamental theorem of calculus --
When the density is constant --
When the density changes stepwise --
When the density changes continuously --
Review of the imitating linear function --
Approximation vs. exact value --
Using the fundamental theorem of calculus --
Using integral formulas --
Applying the fundamental theorem --
Supply curve --
Demand curve --
Review of the fundamental theorem of calculus --
Formula of the substitution rule of integration --
The power rule of integration --
4. Let's learn integration techniques --
Using trigonometric functions --
Using integrals with trigonometric functions --
Using exponential and logarithmic functions --
Integration by parts --
5. Let's learn about Taylor Expansions --
Imitating with polynomials --
How to obtain a Taylor expansion --
Taylor expansion of various functions --
6. Let's learn about partial differentiation --
What are multivariable functions? --
Basics of variable linear functions --
Partial differentiation --
Total differentials --
Conditions for extrema --
Applying partial differentiation to economics --
The chain rule --
Derivatives of implicit functions --
Epilogue: what is mathematics for? --
A. Solutions to exercises --
B. Main formulas, theorems, and functions covered in this book --
Linear equations (Linear functions) --
Differentiation --
Derivatives of popular functions --
Integrals --
Taylor expansion --
Partial derivatives.
Series Title: Manga guide series.
Other Titles: Manga de wakaru bibun sekibun.
Responsibility: Hiroyuki Kojima, Shin Togami, Becom Co., Ltd.
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"In The Manga Guide to Calculus, you'll follow along with Noriko as she learns that calculus is more than just a class designed to weed out would-be science majors. You'll see that calculus is a useful way to understand the patterns in physics, economics, and the world around us, with help from real-world examples like probability, supply and demand curves, the economics of pollution, and the density of Shochu (a Japanese liquor)."--Page 4 of cover.

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