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Calculus for the Life Sciences

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ISBN-10: 0321279352

ISBN-13: 9780321279354

Edition: 2006

Authors: Marvin Bittinger, Neal Brand, John Quintanilla

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Based on the best-sellingCalculus and Its Applicationsby Marv Bittinger, this new text is appropriate for a two-semester calculus course for life science majors. Withnbsp;four new chapters and two new co-authors,Calculus for the Life Sciencescontinues the Bittinger reputation as one of the most student-oriented and clearly written Applied Calculus texts available. The exercises and examples have been substantially updated to include additional relevant life science applications and current topics.
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Book details

List price: $266.65
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 10/18/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 832
Size: 8.30" wide x 10.30" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.806
Language: English

Functions and Graphs
Slope and Linear Functions
Polynomial Functions
Rational and Radical Functions
Trigonometric Functions
Trigonometric Functions and the Unit Circle
Summary and Review Test
Extended Life Science Connection: Carbon Dioxide Concentrations
Limits and Continuity: Numerically and Graphically
Limits: Algebraically
Average Rates of Change
Differentiation Using Limits of Difference Quotients
Differentiation Techniques: Introduction
Instantaneous Rates of Change
Differentiation Techniques: The Product and Quotient Rules
The Chain Rule
Higher-Order Derivatives
Summary and Review
Extended Life Science Connection: Rate of Epidemic Spread: SARS
Applications of Differentiation
Using the First Derivatives to Find Maximum and Minimum Values and Sketch Graphs
Using Second Derivatives to Find Maximum and Minimum Values and Sketch Graphs
Graph Sketching: Asymptotes and Rational Functions
Using Derivatives to Find Absolute Maximum and Minimum Values
Maximum-Minimum Problems
Approximation Techniques
Implicit Differentiation of Related Rates
Summary and Review Test
Extended Life Science Connection: Polymorphism
Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Exponential Functions
Logarithmic Functions
Applications: The Uninhibited Growth Model