Calculus

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Taylor series can often seem a bit mysterious the first time that we learn about them. The formula for the Taylor series of a function f(x) around a point x=a is given by

The symbol “dx” comes up everywhere in calculus. For example:

If polar equations have you second-guessing your future as a nuclear physicist, fret not! Almost every pre-calculus student I have tutored has struggled here, and it isn’t surprising at all. Remember the first time you saw an equation and were introduced to these strange x and y variables? It may seem like second nature now, but you were ...