Book Review: Calc for the Clueless I

Almost a year ago, I bought Mr. Bob Miller’s Calc for the Clueless series for a younger cousin (I, II, and III), and she returned the book to me after finishing her Calculus class.   Last week, I started reading Calc for the Clueless: Calc I and found it to be very student friendly.  Most examples are easy to follow, and the book contains practical tips in solving problems. The book has also a chapter  solely dedicated to worked out maxima and minima problems.

What stands out in Calc for the Clueless: Calc I is its chapter on Curve Sketching. The author has detailed the methods of basic curve sketching and explained clearly the roles of intercepts, asymptotes, and the test for round minimums and maximums. There are a lot of step by step tutorials on sketching polynomial and rational functions.

Overall, I think  Calc for the Clueless: Calc I is a good companion book for students who want to learn self study Calculus especially those who are non mathematics majors.