# 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.