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Calculus: Fear No More, 2nd Edition

By Miroslav Lovric
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ISBN-10: 0176509917
ISBN-13: 9780176509910
Publisher: Top Hat
Edition: 2nd

Calculus: Fear No More provides a thorough review of basic concepts, formulas, algorithms and techniques in arithmetic, algebra, geometry and functions. It is a thorough, up-to-date review of basic high school mathematics that students need to succeed in college/university math courses. Calculus: Fear No More is perfect for those in need of remediation prior to entering college/university.


  • Gives an incoming college/university student a diagnostic baseline of their math knowledge and skills to allow success in post-secondary courses.
  • Provides an opportunity to students to refresh their knowledge and brush up on basic skills.
  • Allows an opportunity to first-year college/university students to quickly review and/or fill in the gaps in their background knowledge as they study for their math courses.
  • Provides a perspective from an instructor and researcher who has taught first-year mathematics courses for more than 15 years.
  • Provides excellent and usable study hints such as learning mathematics, attending classes, taking notes, and more.
  • Contains a large number of solved exercises and fully explained examples which requires active participation of the reader.
  • Review of concepts and fully solved examples are followed by exercises that further facilitate understanding and help build necessary routines for student success.

Table of Contents

  • What Is in This Book?
  • How Do I Use This Book?
  • Why Background Knowledge Matters
  • How Does Math in University Differ from High School Math?
  • How To Be Successful in Math
  • What Else Is Important?
  • Value Your Lecture/Tutorial Notes
  • Learning from Internet
  • Transition to University
  • Mathematics
  • Chapter 1: Numbers and Operations
  • Chapter 2: Basic Algebra
  • Chapter 3: Basic Facts and Formulas from Geometry
  • Chapter 4: Equations and Inequalities
  • Chapter 5: Elements of Analytic Geometry
  • Chapter 6: Functions
  • Chapter 7: Trigonometric Functions
  • Chapter 8: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
  • Chapter 9: Mathematical Language; Mathematical Thinking and Logic

Author Information

Miroslav Lovric

Professor Lovric is a renowned award winning faculty member at McMaster University. His awards include the 3M Teaching Fellowship Award (2001), OCUFA (2000) and McMaster University Presidents' Award for Excellence in Instruction (1999). Miroslav's main research includes: Differential Geometry, Riemannian Geometry and Applications as well as Mathematics Education.