The book “High School Calculus” covers the concepts involved in the various topics of this subject. A few selected problems are solved after each chapter, to aid the understanding of the student. The book finishes with a collection of problems that the student must practice on, to gain expertise. The student is expected to make an honest attempt to solve the problems before looking at the suggested solutions. In doing so, the depth of understanding in the subject improves. Mathematics is not a spectator sport. It requires patience, perseverance and practice. The level of expertise in the subject in some sense is directly proportional to the number of problems solved by the student. The term “solved” is used to imply accuracy of thought, stringing together intermediate steps and accuracy of the final result. In a way, this term refers to the quality of the means to achieve the end goal for each problem. This book is intended to be a comprehensive self-study guide for the students in middle & high schools.
Chandramouli Mahadevan completed his BS in Electronics and MS in Artificial Intelligence and joined Texas Instruments in 1989. After 20 long years with the SC Flagship company, he decided to pursue his interests in Photography, Astronomy and Education. He is a voracious reader; and has a habit of summarizing highlights of books he had read. He decided to put together his notes on Mathematics and Physics; present those in the form of books that can be used by students to get a firm grasp of the fundamentals and problem solving techniques.