# Manga Guide to Calculus

Noriko is just getting started as a junior reporter for the *Asagake Times*.
She wants to cover the hard-hitting issues, like world affairs and
politics, but does she have the smarts for it? Thankfully, her
overbearing and math-minded boss, Mr. Seki, is here to teach her how to
analyze her stories with a mathematical eye.

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 and the economics of pollution.

Mr. Seki teaches Noriko how to-

- Use differentiation to understand a function's rate of change
- Apply the fundamental theorem of calculus, and grasp the relationship between a function's derivative and its integral
- Integrate and differentiate trigonometric and other complicated functions
- Use multivariate calculus and partial differentiation to deal with tricky functions
- Use Taylor Expansions to accurately imitate difficult functions with polynomials

Whether you're struggling through a calculus course for the first
time or you just need a painless refresher, you'll find what you're
looking for in *The Manga Guide to Calculus*.

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__Table of Contents__-

**Prologue** What is a Function?

**Chapter 1 **Let's Differentiate a Function!

**Chapter 2 **Let's Learn Differentiation Techniques!

**Chapter 3 **Let's Integrate a Function!

**Chapter 4 **Let's Learn Integration Techniques!**Chapter 5 **Let's Learn About Taylor Expansions!

**Chapter 6 **Let's Learn About Partial Differentiation!

Book Title | Manga Guide to Calculus |

Publisher: | No Starch Press |

Author | Hiroyuki Kojima |

Noriko is just getting started as a junior reporter for the *Asagake Times*.
She wants to cover the hard-hitting issues, like world affairs and
politics, but does she have the smarts for it? Thankfully, her
overbearing and math-minded boss, Mr. Seki, is here to teach her how to
analyze her stories with a mathematical eye.

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 and the economics of pollution.

Mr. Seki teaches Noriko how to-

- Use differentiation to understand a function's rate of change
- Apply the fundamental theorem of calculus, and grasp the relationship between a function's derivative and its integral
- Integrate and differentiate trigonometric and other complicated functions
- Use multivariate calculus and partial differentiation to deal with tricky functions
- Use Taylor Expansions to accurately imitate difficult functions with polynomials

Whether you're struggling through a calculus course for the first
time or you just need a painless refresher, you'll find what you're
looking for in *The Manga Guide to Calculus*.

#
__Table of Contents__-

**Prologue** What is a Function?

**Chapter 1 **Let's Differentiate a Function!

**Chapter 2 **Let's Learn Differentiation Techniques!

**Chapter 3 **Let's Integrate a Function!

**Chapter 4 **Let's Learn Integration Techniques!**Chapter 5 **Let's Learn About Taylor Expansions!

**Chapter 6 **Let's Learn About Partial Differentiation!