So term is starting soon, and for the first time in my life, I got to learn Calculus formally. Oh what joy - and headache.
Some background. Unverisity here in Singapore often assumes you go through the route of Junior College - during which you will be bombarded with all sort of mathematics. I think those are prerequisites for Calculus.
I went into Unversity through another route, through a technical insitution (or Polytechnic). The emphasis is on hands-on, so we don’t do mathematics (except for one module in Precalculus, which I doubt counts), and II can’t make head or tail of the text, lecture notes or anything else the professors hand out. I could taken time to self study, but I have just completed my time in army about 2 weeks ago.
So, is there any equalvalent of “Calculus for Dummy”, or am I royally screwed? I don’t think just staring at the textbooks or notes will instill true enlightenment in me. Help, anyone?