# Calculus Workbook For Dummies by Mark Ryan

By Mark Ryan

From differentiation to integration - remedy issues of ease

Got a seize at the phrases and ideas you want to be aware of, yet wander off midway via an issue or, worse but, no longer understand the place to start? haven't any worry! This hands-on consultant specializes in supporting you clear up the various sorts of calculus difficulties you come upon in a centred, step by step demeanour. With simply enough refresher factors sooner than each one set of difficulties, you will sharpen your abilities and enhance your functionality. you will see easy methods to paintings with limits, continuity, curve-sketching, average logarithms, derivatives, integrals, countless sequence, and more!

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Enter x - 5x - 6 in graphing or sin ^ x - 6h “y =” mode. 5. Repeat the Zoombox process maybe two more times and you should be able to trace extremely close to x = 6. 2. 01. 13. Use your calculator to evaluate 2 lim x - 5x - 24 . Try all three methods. ) The answer is 7. 14. Use your calculator to determine sin x . Use all three methods. lim -1 x " 0 tan x Solve It 45 46 Part II: Limits and Continuity Making Yourself a Limit Sandwich The sandwich or squeeze method is something you can try when you can’t solve a limit problem with algebra.

Y f f g Figure 4-1: A limit sandwich — functions f and h are the bread and g is the salami. 5 4 3 g 2 h -4 -3 -2 -1 1 -1 h 1 2 3 4 5 x -2 Q. x ? What’s lim x"0 3 x A. The limit is 0. 1. Try plugging in 0. No good, you get 0 over 0. You should be able to solve this limit problem with algebra. But let’s say you tried and failed so now you’re going to try the sandwich method. 2. Graph the function. Looks like the limit as x approaches 0 is 0. 3. To prove it, try to find two bread functions that both have a limit of 0 as x approaches 0.

12. lim sinx = ? See the following graph. x"3 lim 1 = ? See the following graph of y = 1 x. x"3 x y y 1 4 f(x) = sinx 3 −π 2 π 2 π 3π 2 2π 5π 2 3π x 2 y= 1 x 1 −1 -4 -3 -2 -1-1 -2 Solve It -3 -4 Solve It 1 2 3 4 x Chapter 3: A Graph Is Worth a Thousand Words: Limits and Continuity Solutions for Limits and Continuity a At which of the following x-values are all three requirements for the existence of a limit satisfied, and what is the limit at those x-values? x = –2, 0, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11.