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Unformatted text preview: Student Study Guide for Calculus, 9 th Edition with Early Transcendentals by Brian Camp Preface Welcome to the Student Study Guide to accompany Calculus with Early Tran- scendentals by Anton, Bivens, and Davis. Rather than producing a study guide that is another exhaustive textbook of the subject, this book is primarily intended to be a supplement to the main textbook. If this book is read by itself, many use- ful ideas will be found but there are many others which this study guide does not attempt to cover. Instead, this book will complement the text by offering several key features that are aimed at students who are learning calculus so that they may become proficient in the subject matter. A Different Perspective This book is not exhaustive, nor is it intended to be. An effort has been made to keep each section short so that they are accessible without spending a great deal of time reading them. While the sections are short, they strive to focus on what is important so that a student can keep their attention on the necessary details in the section. The book is also written to give a different perspective than the text. Often seeing or hearing a concept in two or more ways can be a great help in learning the material. Summaries, Objectives, and Checklists At the beginning of each chapter, a brief summary of the chapter is given. This is followed by a list of objectives for the chapter. Each objective is also listed with an appropriate section where material related to the objective may be found. Each section in a chapter begins with a purpose for that section. At the end of each section is a checklist of important ideas (in no particular order) that are discussed in the section. Some of these ideas are explained in this book while some ideas are left for the main text. iii iv Focuses on Key Concepts The goal of each written summary in this book is to focus upon key concepts and to cut to the chase. Some of the more important ideas are placed in highlighted boxes to set them apart. In a similar fashion, common pitfalls and things to be cautious of are highlighted as well. Room for Notes Space is left on the pages of this book on purpose so that there is room to write or take notes. Some key ideas are highlighted in the margin as well to make it easier to find some topics within a section. Quizzes for Self-Testing At the end of each chapter, there is material that a student may use for self-testing. Quizzes are provided for material in each section and a test at the end of the chapter is also included. Learning the subject of Calculus may be a challenging endeavor but in the end, the rewards are well worth the effort that is put in. The goal of the author has been to try to simplify the process of learning calculus so that some of its more confusing aspects do not become a hindrance. Calculus is a very powerful subject especially because it has applications in so many areas of life. At the same time, this almost universal applicability can cause calculus to be more intimidating than...
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