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Thanks a lot!

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Thanks a lot!

Neohaven

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Doesn't your high school offer it??

Anyway, for calculus, try:

(although I believe 5th edition is the latest)

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and serways is godo for physics.

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bomba923 said:Hmm...what HS education in math/physics have you had thus far?

Doesn't your high school offer it??

I don't consider the course i'm taking to be physics. It's really too simple... and the teacher says it's going to stay that way (that easy) through the whole year... and for math, i alerady know the concept of a limit, and that of a derivative, though i never understood (yet) the goal of an integral. So... math 536 is going to be really easy, as will physics 586 be.

and when is pre-calculus and algebra 1 & 2 in canada?

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that in addition to james stewart's book would be an unstoppable combination!

the "how to ace calculus" is good, too. i used "how to ace the rest of calculus" for learning calc 2 and 3 stuff.

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wisredz said:

Me too . I just turned 17 on 8/16/05, and having self-studied Calc 1 & 2, I'm taking CalcIII this fall (in a local college) during my senior year @ HS (Fall 2005 to Spring 2006). Also, I'm self-studying several other subjects too, especially in time for AP tests in May 2006.

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To answer your question, integration is the opposite of taking the derivative. It's technically adding up all of your little rates that you find with the derivative to get back to your original equation, but always remember that you have to add a little +C because you could have lost a constant when you differentiated.

It's really good that you're learning this by yourself now. The skill to teach yourself will serve you well when you have a Multivariable Calculus teacher that takes an hour to determine whether or not two lines are really skewed.

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bomba923 said:Me too . I just turned 17 on 8/16/05, and having self-studied Calc 1 & 2, I'm taking CalcIII this fall (in a local college) during my senior year @ HS (Fall 2005 to Spring 2006). Also, I'm self-studying several other subjects too, especially in time for AP tests in May 2006.

Just a quick note about studying for AP tests: you can learn a lot from review books, but all AP tests that I've ever taken have always skipped out on some interesting and complex concepts. Make sure you learn everything you can, not just what's going to be tested.

Happy Belated Birthday, by the way.

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My teachers did help me find websites for the chemistry but maths is all over the place. Find a book that makes sense to you and, normally, maths world is a good place to start for getting to know what you need to know.

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I remember when I wanted to get a leg up on Calculus. I went through tons of books and they were pretty much all terrible (for beginners at least). Quite honestly, the best Calculus book I have seen by far for beginners is "Calculus for Dummies." It makes the entire subject seem accessible and easy and it is the ONLY book for Calculus I have seen that even comes close to doing that (the others succeeded only in frustrating me to various degrees).

More importantly, the author doesn't just tell you what, he tells you *why*. So the foundation you walk away with from that book is solid, rock solid. When I went on and took a formal Calculus course after reading that book I was the top student in my class and didn't struggle with the subject at all (in contrast to my classmates). For that reason, I strongly recommend the book. In fact, it is probably the best experience with a math book I think I have ever had.

More importantly, the author doesn't just tell you what, he tells you *why*. So the foundation you walk away with from that book is solid, rock solid. When I went on and took a formal Calculus course after reading that book I was the top student in my class and didn't struggle with the subject at all (in contrast to my classmates). For that reason, I strongly recommend the book. In fact, it is probably the best experience with a math book I think I have ever had.

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more math stuff learned in first year univ- integrals, double integrals, triple integrals,

curves & surfaces, series, lagrange multipliers vector fields. etc...go pick up stewarts.

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Calculus resources are very easy to find. Just go to www.calculus.org and you will find lots of links. Or go to a search engine and type in calculus help.

Its harder to find a good physics resource that will tell you what you need.

What you really should do is tell your teachers that you are teaching yourself calculus and physics and if they are anything like my teachers they will help you a lot. They always have extra textbooks that they will give you and they are a great source of advice. When I told my calculus teacher I had already taught myself calculus she practically made me an assistant teacher. She also got her husband (who is a college professor in mathematics) to come to my high school every week to do things such as giving me test on the material that I learned. When I got to college I found out that the test he gave me counted as placement exams and I tested out of every calc class plus differential equations.

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