1. Jun 18, 2013

### Dan350

Hello users!

Im taking calculus 2 for summer(staring in 3 weeks), and it's the first time I take the course.

Im studyng by my self, but I dont have a syllabus or something to follow.

Integration by Parts
Trig Sub
Trigonometric Integrals
Improper Integrals
Partial Fractions

Whats left? And what should I focus more on?
Thank You!

2. Jun 18, 2013

### Staff: Mentor

This looks like a good start, but without knowing exactly what the syllabus is for the course you're taking, I can't say more. One technique that you omitted is integration by substitution, which is probably simpler than any of the techniques you listed.

When you say you "covered" the techniques above, what does that mean? Did you just read the section or did you work a bunch of problems in these sections?

3. Jun 22, 2013

### mathwonk

Do you know the fundamental theorem of calculus?

4. Jun 29, 2013

If you haven't covered these in Calc 1, here you go.
Newton Method
Euler Method
L'Hopital's rule
Shell and Disk method for revolution of solids
Integration/differentiation of polar and parametric functions
Integration to find distance travelled in parametric and cartesian

These may be beyond Calc 2, but I didn't think so. These are arguably more important than those above
Infinite series
Taylor series/polynomials

5. Jun 29, 2013

### jackmell

Problem solving. Are you working or attempting to work every single problem at the end of the sections? Also, beauty. That's a shock isn't it? Is your math pretty? Strive for perfect, beautiful notation when you do math so there is no ambiguity about the notation. Also, when you encounter a problem you can't solve, tear it apart and work on a simple, similar-looking problem, and keep making it simple until you can solve it, and then start building it back up again. Sometimes that works, sometimes not but try. What else? Oh yeah, the try thing. When you're absolutely stuck, just try things even if they're a long shot because you'll find often, just the slightest perturbation in thinking can lead to a drastically different direction which then leads to the solution.