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MindTap Math for A First Course in Differential Equations with Modeling Applications 11th Edition

Dennis G. Zill

  • Available March 2049
Starting At 100.00 See pricing and ISBN options


MindTap® Math for Zill’s A First Course In Differential Equation with Modeling Applications, 11th edition, is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today’s students into critical thinkers. Developed and designed in response to years of research, MindTap leverages modern technology and a powerful answer evaluation system to address the unmet needs of students and educators. Easy to use, efficient and informative, MindTap provides instructors with the ability to personalize their course with dynamic online learning tools, videos and assessments, a student diagnostic pre-test and personalized improvement plan to help students improve their foundational skills outside of class time and just-in-time, integrated remediation assets that keep students focused, motivated and engaged in learning the math.

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Dennis G. Zill, Loyola Marymount University

Dennis G. Zill is professor of mathematics at Loyola Marymount University. His interests are in applied mathematics, special functions, and integral transforms. Dr. Zill received his Ph.D. in applied mathematics and his M.S. from Iowa State University in 1967 and 1964, respectively. He received his B.A. from St. Mary's in Winona, Minnesota, in 1962. Dr. Zill also is former chair of the Mathematics Department at Loyola Marymount University. He is the author or co-author of 13 mathematics texts.
  • MindTap helps streamline your workflow with carefully curated content and a unique set of tools saving you valuable time in your course preparations. In addition, automatically grades assignments and quizzes while also providing students with instant feedback on their work.
  • The Message Center app helps you to quickly and easily contact students directly from the MindTap platform. Any message posted in the Message Center is communicated directly to each student enrolled in the course via the communication medium designated by the student.
  • Provide students with organizational and study tools designed to better manage their limited time, allowing them to complete assignments whenever and wherever they are ready to learn.
  • Save students money in their course materials with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Track students in real time with the Progress app adjust the course as needed based analytics of interactivity in the course.
  • With the MindTap Mobile App, you can keep your students informed of assignments, course due dates, or any changes to your course.
  • Build and personalize your course by integrating your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more. Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times—both individually and compared to the highest performers in class within the student view of the Progress App.
  • Engage students with course material specially customized for them by you streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface.
  • StudyHub is one-stop-studying tool that allows you to deliver important information and empowers your students to personalize their experience. Share content from the MindTap Reader and create notes and study guides to help students focus and succeed.
Lecture Videos. In response to student feedback, these brief, updated .mp4, closed captioned videos offer topic-specific coverage that address all concepts covered throughout the course. Accessible and engaging, these clips apply math to everyday life using a variety of creative in-studio and outdoor shots.

Readings. In response to student and instructor feedback, MindTap deconstructs the traditional textbook and gives students the content when and where they need it. Bite-sized sections are assigned to each topic in the Learning Path.

Pre-built Assessments: For your convenience, pre-built assessments designed by subject matter experts are available to help you get started with the assignment portion of your course. The exercises come from the end-of-section problem sets in the text. You can use these assessments as they are, customize them to your liking, or design your own by personally selecting the exercises you wish to assign.

Pre-Course Assessment: Time-saving and beneficial, the pre-course assessment allows you to focus on teaching more challenging topics in class. Complete with an algorithmic diagnostic pre-test and a personalized improvement plan with separate algorithmic practice and quiz questions, the Pre-Course Assessment helps students identify gaps and improve understanding of their foundational skills outside of class time.
Each MindTap product offers the full, mobile-ready textbook combined with superior and proven learning tools at one affordable price. Students who purchase digital access can add a print option at any time when a print option is available for their course.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

Standalone Digital Access — Ultimate Value

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  • ISBN-10: 1305965787
  • ISBN-13: 9781305965782
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $100.00
  • RETAIL $100.00

Digital Access + Print — Flexible Value

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  • ISBN-10: 1337583758
  • ISBN-13: 9781337583756
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  • ISBN-13: 9781337579087
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $243.75
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"From what I have seen, I believe the tools and media being offered will help improve both the learning experience for the students and teaching experience for the instructor."

[About the Pre-Course Assessment] "I believe it is a great approach to helping students identify their weaknesses in their perquisite knowledge as well as provide an opportunity for them to develop the necessary skills which will better prepare them to succeed in the course."

"I currently use a few different online features in each course: one for housing important documents etc, and one for online homework. It seems like MindTap is a one stop shop where I can do everything."

[About the Learning Path] "It is user friendly for instructors and students."

[About the Learning Path] "Easily customizable and efficient."

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


Instructor's Website

ISBN: 9781305965751
Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of product-specific lecture and class tools is available online via the instructor resource center at You'll be able to access and download materials such as PowerPoint presentations, images, instructor’s manual, videos, and more.

Student Solutions Manual

ISBN: 9781305965737
This manual contains fully worked-out solutions to select odd-numbered exercises in the text, giving students a way to check their answers and ensure that they took the correct steps to arrive at an answer.

Instructor's Solutions Manual

ISBN: 9781305965850
This time-saving manual provides complete solutions to all the problems in the text.


Student Solutions Manual

ISBN: 9781305965737
Go beyond the answers -- see what it takes to get there and improve your grade! This manual provides worked-out, step-by-step solutions to select odd-numbered problems in the text, giving you the information you need to truly understand how these problems are solved. Each section begins with a list of key terms and concepts. The solutions sections also include hints and examples to guide you to greater understanding.