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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: Graphic novels
comic books
comic strips
Comics (Graphic works)
Nonfiction comics
Bandes dessinées autres que de fiction
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Comic books, strips, etc
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. Step 1. When the density is constant. Step 2. When the density changes stepwise ; Step 3. When the density changes continuously ; Step 4. Review of the imitating linear function ; Step 5. 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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