# Need a Calculus Refresher

• Fanman22
In summary, the conversation discusses the struggles of a senior in college who has not used calculus in three years and is now struggling with a physics sequence that requires calculus. They ask if anyone knows of a website that provides a clear overview of anti-derivatives and integration with and without limits. A suggestion is made to check out Courant's book online.
Fanman22
I'm an 8th semester senior majoring in Neurobiology and Molecular and Cell Biology. I took my calculus sequence in my 1st and 2nd semesters of college. 3 years later, I find myself finishing up a general physics sequence that is beginning to require the use of calculus.

Needless to say, 3years of not using calc is long enough to forget even the basics. So my question is, does anybody know of a website that clearly overviews the basics of anti-derivatives/integration with and without limits?

Thanks in advance for the help.

Courant' book is online,here

Daniel.

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Hi there,

I completely understand your situation. It can be challenging to remember all the concepts and techniques of calculus after not using it for a few years. Fortunately, there are some great online resources available to refresh your knowledge of calculus.

One website I would recommend is Khan Academy. They have a comprehensive section on calculus that covers antiderivatives, integration, and limits. They also have practice problems and video tutorials to help reinforce the concepts.

Another useful website is Paul's Online Math Notes. They have a section specifically for calculus, which includes detailed explanations and examples of antiderivatives and integration.

Additionally, many universities offer online resources for their students, so it may be worth checking if your school has any review materials or study guides for calculus.

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