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Finding Volume with the Matryoshka Doll Method (a.k.a. the Cylindrical Shell Method)

If you’ve studied some integral calculus, you’ve no doubt run across the disk and washer methods for computing volume: cutting up a given solid into thin slices, each the shape of a circular disk or washer [more…]

The Partial Fractions Technique: Denominator Contains Repeated Linear or Quadratic Factors

This article on the partial fractions technique assumes you’re familiar with the basics of the partial fractions technique for integration. If you’ve done some partial fractions problems, they likely involved [more…]

Trig Integrals Containing Sines and Cosines, Secants and Tangents, or Cosecants and Cotangents

In this article on trig integrals, you integrate powers of the six trigonometric functions and products or quotients of different trig functions. To use the techniques covered in the article, you must [more…]

The Integration by Parts Method and Going in Circles

This article on integration assumes you know the integration by parts method. (If you don’t, you might want to brush up on the method before continuing.) In calculus, for some integration problems you [more…]

10 Cool Calculus Tips

This article is a short and sweet calculus treasure trove of tips, warnings, and strategies that can really come in handy in your calculus studies. You’ll find pithy words of wisdom on doing problems involving [more…]

Calculus For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Calculus requires knowledge of other math disciplines. To make studying and working out problems in calculus easier, make sure you know basic formulas for geometry, trigonometry, integral calculus, and [more…]

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