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Calculus at 14

I want to learn Calculus, I have decent knowledge of Algebra and geometry, and I think I understand functions, of course, I have not seen them in school, only the internet.
I don't want to go through the bullshit waiting of school. I want clear, logic, and simple resources of the real thing.
Where should I start?

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01-01-2010 06:31 PM
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Re: Calculus at 14

http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/resources/St ... ngtext.htm

That probably has a lot more in it than you'll want to cover, but it's pretty good.

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01-01-2010 06:36 PM
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I failed maths but still did do calculus, so...

If you're sure you know the fundamentals of algebra and quadratics and all that simple stuff:

First learn derivatives and how to differentiate, and learn stuff like "product rule" and "Quotient rule". Then keep going.
01-01-2010 06:41 PM
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Thank you both. I'll get started now, I downloaded the full book magikarp recommended.

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http://www.youtube.com/user/khanacademy

He has tutorials on everything from everyday arithmetic to multivariable calculus. It's not comprehensive, but it's a very good start. And he teaches his subjects better than most teachers I've ever had the misfortune of encountering.
01-05-2010 07:50 AM
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Do you know trigonometry/precalculus? Then you can go ahead and do calculus but I think you should go into other maths first. Have you ever taken mathcounts or amc math exams? They emphasis problem solving on standard math topics as well as probability, number theory, etc. Try a past exam: http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Wiki/..._Solutions Many of the questions are tricky but interesting.
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M uhaha I can finally show my parents you can learn without school! Cool
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independent community college study is always an option, but of course, that means more school... no me gusta.

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01-26-2010 04:14 PM
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fish20 Wrote:M uhaha I can finally show my parents you can learn without school! Cool
I did and they pulled me off because I got an F in biology, and threatened to take away my piano and the lessons until I "fixed" it. Noo

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fish20 Wrote:M uhaha I can finally show my parents you can learn without school! Cool
I did and they pulled me off because I got an F in biology, and threatened to take away my piano and the lessons until I "fixed" it. Noo

This is where I shout "WHAT THE FUCK." I could say a million things wrong about this but I'm just not.

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