Brief Calculus An Applied Approach

ISBN-10: 0618547193

ISBN-13: 9780618547197

Edition: 7th 2006

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Description: Designed specifically for the non-math major who will be using calculus in business, economics, or life and social science courses, Calculus: An Applied Approach, 7/e, addresses students' weak math skills through added structure and guidance on how to study math. Special student-success-oriented sections include chapter-opening Strategies for Success; What You Should Learnand Why You Should Learn It; Section Objectives; Chapter Summaries and Study Strategies; Try Its; Study Tips; and Warm-Up exercises. In addition the text presents Algebra Tips at point of use and Algebra Review at the end of each chapter. The Seventh Edition places a new emphasis on algebra review through Algebra Tips at point of use throughout the chapter and Algebra Review at the end of each chapter. This edition also builds on a proven emphasis on applications; updates and increases the coverage of technology at point of use; and includes sample post-graduation exam questions. A strong support package includes the HM mathSpace CD-ROMwhich further emphasizes algebra reviewand Instructional DVDs that allow students to review material outside of class. Approximately 6,000 exercisesprogress from skill-development problems to more challenging, real-world application questionsare easily customized to the difficulty level of the instructor's choice. In addition, a number of relevant exercises from textbooks in other disciplinessuch as biology, chemistry, economics, finance, geology, physics, and psychologyto show students that they will use calculus in future courses outside of the math curriculum. Algebra Review offers students algebraic support at point of use and at the end of the chapter. The end-of-chapter Algebra Review illustrate the key algebraic concepts called out in the Algebra Reviews used throughout the chapter. This feature is designed to help students who may have weak algebra skills and need help as they take a calculus course. Prerequisite Review exercises at the beginning of each exercise set help students review skills covered in previous sections. The answers are provided at the back of the text, enabling students to check their work. Review Exercises are also included at the end of each chapter and offer students the opportunity for additional practice and review. Discovery Projects expose students to concepts before the topic is covered in the text. This allows students to explore the concept on their own, making them more likely to remember the results. Take Another Look, appearing just before each section exercise set, asks students to look back at one or more concepts presented in the section. The questions in these sections are designed to enhance understanding of key ideas. Post-Graduation Exam Questions appear at the end of each chapter. They include sample questions representative of the types of questions on various standardized tests (i.e. GMAT, CPA exams, GRE, College Level Academic Skills Test). These questions challenge students and provide additional practice. Business Capsules appear at the end of numerous sections. Along with accompanying exercises, these features deal with business situations related to the mathematical concepts covered in the chapter. This feature allows students to see the relevance of what they are learning, and the importance of everyday mathematics. Ready to use and easy to integrate into your calculus course, Eduspace, powered by Blackboard, brings your students quality homework, tutorials, and testing while saving you time. Browser-based, algorithmically generated homework problems are scored for you automatically. You determine whether the grade is recorded and how much each assignment counts toward a final grade.

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List price: $284.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 2/2/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 704
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.454
Language: English

Ron Larson received his PhD. in mathematics from the University of Colorado and has been a professor of mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University since 1970. He has pioneered the use of multimedia to enhance the learning of mathematics, having authored over 30 software titles since 1990. Dr. Larson has also conducted numerous seminars and in-service workshops for math teachers around the country about using computer technology as a teaching tool and motivational aid. His Interactive Calculus (a complete text on CD-ROM) received the 1996 Texty Award for the most innovative mathematics instructional material at the college level, and it was the first mainstream college textbook to be offered on the Internet.

Bruce Edwards has been a mathematics professor at the University of Florida since 1976. Dr. Edwards majored in mathematics at Stanford University, graduating in 1968. He then joined the Peace Corps and spent four years teaching math in Colombia, South America. He returned to the United States and Dartmouth in 1972, and he received his PhD. in mathematics in 1976. Dr. Edwards' research interests include the area of numerical analysis, with a particular interest in the so-called CORDIC algorithms used by computers and graphing calculators to compute function values. His hobbies include jogging, reading, chess, simulation baseball games, and travel.

Note: Each chapter includes an Algebra Review, Chapter Summary and Study
Strategies, Review Exercises, and Sample Post-Graduation Exam Questions
A Precalculus Review
The Real Line and Order
Absolute Value and Distance on the Real Number Line
Exponents and Radicals
Factoring Polynomials
Fractions and Rationalization
Functions, Graphs, and Limits
The Cartesian Plane and the Distance Formula
Graphs of Equations
Lines in the Plane and Slope
The Derivative and the Slope of a Graph
Some Rules for Differentiation
Rates of Change: Velocity and Marginals
The Product and Quotient Rules
The Chain Rule
Higher-Order Derivatives
Implicit Differentiation
Related Rates
Applications of the Derivative
Increasing and Decreasing Functions
Extrema and the First-Derivative Test
Concavity and the Second-Derivative Test
Optimization Problems
Business and Economics Applications
Curve Sketching: A Summary
Differentials and Marginal Analysis
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
Natural Exponential Functions
Derivatives of Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Growth and Decay
Integration and Its Applications
Antiderivatives and Indefinite Integrals
The General Power Rule
Exponential and Logarithmic Integrals
Area and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
The Area of a Region Bounded by Two Graphs
The Definite Integral as the Limit of a Sum
Volumes of Solids of Revolution
Techniques of Integration
Integration by Substitution
Integration by Parts and Present Value
Partial Fractions and Logistic Growth
Integration Tables and Completing the Square
Numerical Integration
Improper Integrals
Functions of Several Variables
The Three-Dimensional Coordinate System
Surfaces in Space
Functions of Several Variables
Partial Derivatives
Extrema of Functions of Two Variables
Lagrange Multipliers
Least Squares Regression Analysis
Double Integrals and Area in the Plane
Applications of Double Integrals
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