Calculus Concepts An Informal Approach to the Mathematics of Change
Edition: 3rd 2005
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Description: Designed for the one- to two-semester business/applied calculus course that commonly requires the use of graphing calculators and spreadsheets, this text uses applications and technology to develop concepts before presenting concrete examples. The text presents the mathematics using many representationsalgebraic, graphical, numeric, and verbalto help students of diverse learning styles better understand and connect concepts. Students also use real data and graphing technology to build models and interpret results. Diverse exercise sets give instructors a wide variety of exercise formats to choose from when creating homework assignments. An Activities Key found at the beginning of each exercise set in the Instructor's Annotated Edition labels the types of exercises. This approach enables students to learn when it is appropriate to use technology or when exercises involve such things as writing or critical thinking. A navigation icon appears next to places within the text where multiple representations of a mathematical concept are presented. By presenting topics algebraically, graphically, numerically, and verbally, students see the connections between the different formats. In addition, various learning styles are addressed, allowing a greater majority of students to understand the material. Spreadsheet and Graphing Calculator Activities are located throughout the text to help students visualize concepts and learn how to use these key technological tools. Projects may be assigned by instructors to allow students to strengthen their writing and presentation skills while they learn to communicate mathematically. Eduspace is Houghton Mifflin's online learning tool. Powered by Blackboard, Eduspace is a customizable, powerful and interactive platform that provides instructors with text-specific online courses and content. The LaTorre et al. Calculus Concepts course features algorithmic exercises, test bank content in question pools and video explanations.
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List price: $183.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 2/4/2004
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Contents Note: Each chapter contains a Summary, a Concept Check, and a Review Test. 1. Ingredients of Change: Functions and Linear Models 1.1 Models, Functions, and Graphs 1.2 Constructed Functions 1.3 Functions, Limits, and Continuity 1.4 Linear Functions and Models Project 1.1 Tuition Fees Project 1.2 United States Population 2. Ingredients of Change: Nonlinear Models 2.1 Exponential Functions and Models 2.2 Logarithmic Functions and Models 2.3 Logistic Functions and Models 2.4 Polynomial Functions and Models 2.5 Choosing a Function to Fit Data Project 2.1 Compulsory School Laws Project 2.2 Fund-Raising Campaign 3. Describing Change: Rates 3.1 Change, Percentage Change, and Average Rates of Change 3.2 Instantaneous Rates of Change 3.3 Derivatives 3.4 Numerically Finding Slopes 3.5 Algebraically Finding Slopes Project 3.1 Fee-Refund Schedules Project 3.2 Doubling Time 4. Determining Change: Derivatives 4.1 Drawing Rate-of-Change Graphs 4.2 Simple Rate-of-Change Formulas 4.3 More Simple Rate-of-Change Formulas 4.4 The Chain Rule 4.5 The Product Rule Project 4.1 Superhighway Project 4.2 Fertility Rates 5. Analyzing Change: Applications of Derivatives 5.1 Approximating Change 5.2 Relative and Absolute Extreme Points 5.3 Inflection Points 5.4 Derivatives in Action 5.5 Interconnected Change: Related Rates Project 5.1 Hunting License Fees Project 5.2 Fund-Raising Campaign 6. Accumulating Change: Limits of Sums and the Definite Integral 6.1 Results of Change and Area Approximations 6.2 Limit of Sums, Accumulated Change, and the Definite Integral 6.3 Accumulation Functions 6.4 The Fundamental Theorem 6.5 The Definite Integral 6.6 Average Value and Average Rate of Change 6.7 Antiderivative Limitations Project 6.1 Acceleration, Velocity, and Distance Project 6.2 Estimating Growth 7. Analyzing Accumulated Change: Integrals in Action 7.1 Perpetual Accumulation and Improper Integrals 7.2 Streams in Business and Biology 7.3 Integrals in Economics 7.4 Probability Distributions and Density Functions Project 7.1 Arch Art 8. Repetitive Change: Cycles and Trigonometry 8.1 Functions of Angles: Sine and Cosine 8.2 Cyclic Functions as Models 8.3 Rates of Change and Derivatives 8.4 Extrema and Points of Inflection 8.5 Accumulation in Cycles Project 8.1 Seasonal Sales Project 8.2 Lake Tahoe Levels 9. Ingredients of Multivariable Change: Models, Graphs, Rates 9.1 Multivariable Functions and Contour Graphs 9.2 Cross-Sectional Models and Rates of Change 9.3 Partial Rates of Change 9.4 Compensating for Change Project 9.1 Competitive and Complementary Products Project 9.2 Expert Witness 10. Analyzing Multivariable Change: Optimization 10.1 Multivariable Critical Points 10.2 Multivariable Optimization 10.3 Optimization Under Constraints 10.4 Least-Squares Optimization Project 10.1 Snow Cover Project 10.2 Carbonated Beverage Packaging Answers to Odd Activities Index of Applications Subject Index Chapter 11 and the Appendices are available via the Internet. 11. Dynamics of Change: Differential Equations and Proportionality 11.1 Differential Equations and Slope Fields 11.2 Separable Differential Equations 11.3 Numerically Estimating by Using Differential Equations: Euler's Method 11.4 Second-Order Differential Equations Chapter 11 Answers to Odd Activities Appendix A: Trigonometry Basics Trigonometry Basics Answers to Appendix A Appendix B: Strengthening the Concepts The Pythagorean Theorem Solving Exponential Equations Algebraically Graphing Piecewise Functions Constructing Inverse Functions Algebraically Determining End Behavior Algebraically The Limit at a Point Polynomial and Rational Functions Continuity Defined APR and APY Exponents and Radicals Squaring and Cubing Binomials The Constant Multiplier and Sum Rules for Derivatives Negative and Fractional Exponents Formulas for Geometry-Related Problems Solving Systems of Equations Algebraically Answers to Appendix B Solutions to Appendix B Appendix C: Strengthening the Skills 1.1 Skill Strengthening 4.2 Skill Strengthening 4.3 Skill Strengthening 4.4 Skill Strengthening 4.5 Skill Strengthening 6.4 Skill Strengthening Answers to Appendix C Solutions to Appendix C