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Taking Calc 2 next semester. Any websites or books that really help to understand it? 
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Dec1412, 02:55 AM

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Hi, you guys.
I am going to take Calculus 2 next semester... And I would not say I am a math genius or anything... :/ So do you know of anything helpful to understand Calculus 2 very well? I want to study some over the break to have a headstart. Thank you!!! :) 


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Dec1412, 10:35 AM

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Taking Calc 2 next semester. Any websites or books that really help to understand it?
PatrickJMT.com
Khanacademy * Especially PatrickJMT, I basically learned Calculus 2 and 3 from him. Got those A's too! Just make sure you know your integrals well and maybe look a little into series and summation notation. 


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Dec1512, 02:00 AM

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Okay, thanks you guys! I'll be on Physics Forums and watching Khan Academy videos and PatrickJMT's YouTube videos!
Thanks for your help! :D 


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what is calc 2? integral calc of one variable, or advanced calc of several variables? or ???



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Not sure of the exact address, but google mathispower4u to find it. Mac 


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Make a stack of flashcards of derivatives/integrals/trig identities and study it until you have it burned into your brain. You should be able to blurt out in your sleep any of the basics with zero hesitation. You will need to able to do usubs in your head, so if you falter with any of the basic derivatives/integrals, you're setting yourself up for pain.
PatrickJMT videos on Youtube were a great help for me, personally. 


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Dec1812, 11:57 AM

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I'm pretty much in the same position as the OP. Just finished Calc I (which refers to an introduction to limits, derivatives, and integrals) and will be starting Calc II in January. In my opinion, I think it depends on what you learn from best. Myself, I've found that (generally) the textbooks of today are too bloated with silly pictures and whatnot. I enjoy so much more reading from a book written in the 50s80s.
I'm an engineering student, so as tempting as it is to try something like Spivak or Apostol, they are a bit too rigorous for me, and I've found a book entitled 'Modern Calculus with Analytic Geometry' by A.W. Goodman (1967). There are a few proofs, but not as deep as other books. My point being, I think if you find something you enjoy, wether it be old books, new books, paul's online math notes, videos, anything, find what that is and learn from it. Older books are written in a way that appeals to me, and it makes it natural for me to keep reading from them, making the learning process more enjoyable. 


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Dec1812, 01:16 PM

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Calc 2 was differentiation in multiple variables, gradients and some intro to diff eqs Calc 3 integration in multiple variables, green's, stokes and gauss theorems etc Calc 4 diff eqs and infinite series 


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