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May 8th, 2014, 08:03 PM   #1
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Is is it possible to learn pre-calculus and calculus quickly?

I want to learn pre-calculus and calculus in a couple of months. What is the most efficient way to do so?
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May 13th, 2014, 12:40 AM   #2
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What is your end goal? Entrance exam? Prereq for Multiariable or Diff EQ? If you just want to know the basics, you can easily get through "how to solve calculus limit / integration / differentiation problems" in like 20-30 hours if even that much. If you want the frills like Newton's method, rigorously defining continuity versus differentiability, sequences/series, etc. it will take a bit longer.
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These aren't realistic expectations to be quite frank.

What's your mathematical background like?

Yes, you may be able to do a bit of calculus after a couple of months, but nothing significant.

Do you just want to manipulate equations using calculus methods, or do you really want to understand the mechanisms behind its principle ideas?
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