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Applied Calculus 7th Edition

Stefan Waner, Steven Costenoble

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  • Previous Editions 2014
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Overview

Full of relevant, diverse, and current real-world applications students can relate to, Stefan Waner and Steven Costenoble's APPLIED CALCULUS, 7th Edition, helps your students see the relevance of mathematics to their interests. A large number of the applications are based on real, referenced data from business, economics, and the life and social sciences. Thorough, clearly delineated spreadsheet and TI Graphing Calculator instruction appears throughout the text, supplemented by our WebAssign course, and an acclaimed author website at www.wanermath.com that provides interactive tutorials, powerful utilities, conceptualization tools, review, and practice. The end-of-chapter Technology Notes and Technology Guides are optional, allowing you to include in your courses precisely the amount of technology instruction you choose. Acclaimed for accuracy and readability, APPLIED CALCULUS appeals to, and is appropriate for, all types of teaching and learning styles and support.

Stefan Waner, Hofstra University

Stefan Waner and Steven R. Costenoble both received their Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, having studied several years apart with the same advisor, J. Peter May. Their paths merged when Steven joined Stefan at Hofstra University in 1987; since then they have coauthored 18 research papers as well as a research-level monograph in algebraic topology. By the early 1990s they had become dissatisfied with many of the Finite Mathematics and Applied Calculus textbooks. They wanted textbooks that were more readable and relevant to students' interests, containing examples and exercises that were interesting, and reflected the interactive approaches and techniques they found worked well with their own students. It therefore seemed natural to extend their research collaboration to a joint textbook writing project that expressed these ideals. To this day, they continue to work together on their textbook projects, their research in algebraic topology, and their teaching.

Steven Costenoble, Hofstra University

Stefan Waner and Steven R. Costenoble both received their Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, having studied several years apart with the same advisor, J. Peter May. Their paths merged when Steven joined Stefan at Hofstra University in 1987; since then they have coauthored 18 research papers as well as a research-level monograph in algebraic topology. By the early 1990s they had become dissatisfied with many of the Finite Mathematics and Applied Calculus textbooks. They wanted textbooks that were more readable and relevant to students' interests, containing examples and exercises that were interesting, and reflected the interactive approaches and techniques they found worked well with their own students. It therefore seemed natural to extend their research collaboration to a joint textbook writing project that expressed these ideals. To this day, they continue to work together on their textbook projects, their research in algebraic topology, and their teaching.
  • Chapter 1 now downplays the algebra sophistication somewhat so as not to present artificial barriers to the mastery of the important new concepts we discuss.
  • Rather than follow other books that avoid discussing the important distinction between discontinuities and domain singularities (for instance, the fact that 1/x is continuous on its domain but singular at zero), we discuss this distinction carefully, providing lots of practice and figures.
  • Numerous real data exercises and examples have been updated or added based on real, referenced data on topics that students will relate to, including data on numerous well-known corporations, social media, on the 2009–2016 economic recovery, and on the 2014 Ebola epidemic, while retaining those of important historical interest, such as the 2008 economic crisis, the SARS outbreak of 2003, the 2010 stock market “flash crash” and many others. The inside back cover lists over 50 corporations referenced in the applications.
  • Many new conceptual Communication and Reasoning exercises, including many dealing with common student errors and misconceptions have been added.
  • Logarithms are now discussed in the Precalculus Review chapter, up through solving for unknowns in the exponent. Students who need additional preparation in the basis of logarithms can now be assigned this material before studying the section on logarithmic functions and models in Chapter 2.
  • WEBASSIGN: APPLIED CALCULUS, 7th Edition, is fully supported by WebAssign, the powerful online homework and course management system that engages students in learning the math. WebAssign includes new end-of-chapter exercises and pre-built assignments vetted by trusted subject matter experts along with robust course, section, assignment, and question settings and online testing to help instructors foster a deeper understanding of course concepts.
  • Author Website: The authors' website at www.wanermath.com has been evolving for more than a decade and provides instructors with a variety of resources -- including powerful online utilities that can be used in the classroom to do everything from graphing and evaluating functions to displaying and computing integrals and Riemann sums. In addition, instructors often use the online interactive tutorials as interactive teaching tools that invite class participation, and can use the randomized “game tutorials” for in-class quizzes that teach as they test. Online interactive text and exercises are also provided for a variety of topics not in the printed book.
  • Exercises: The end-of-section exercises have been carefully curated and ordered to move from straightforward basic exercises and exercises that are similar to examples in the text to more interesting and advanced ones, marked as “more advanced” for easy reference. There are also several much more difficult exercises, designated as “challenging.” We have also included, in virtually every section of every chapter, exercises ideal for the use of technology.
  • Innovative Pedagogy: Question-and-Answer Dialogues: End-of-Section FAQs, and Before We Go On: The text frequently uses informal question-and-answer dialogues that anticipate the kinds of questions that may occur to students, thereby guiding students through the development of new concepts. Most examples are followed by supplementary “Before We Go On” discussions, which may include a check on the answer, a discussion of the feasibility and significance of a solution, or an in-depth look at what the solution means.
  • Case Studies: Each chapter ends with a Case Study, an extended application that uses and illustrates the central ideas of the chapter, focusing on the development of mathematical models appropriate to the topics. Ideal for assignment as projects, these applications conclude with groups of exercises.
  • Marginal Technology Notes and End-of-Chapter Technology Guides: Brief marginal technology notes outline the use of graphing calculator, spreadsheet, and website technology in appropriate examples. When necessary, the reader is referred to more detailed discussion in the end-of-chapter Technology Guides, which provide detailed TI-83/84 Plus and Spreadsheet Guides at the end of each chapter. Instructors and students can easily use this material or not, as they prefer. Groups of exercises for which the use of technology is suggested or required appear throughout the exercise sets.
  • Examples: Many of the scenarios used in application examples and exercises are revisited several times throughout the book. In this way, students will find themselves using a variety of techniques to analyze the same application providing unifying threads that show the complex nature of real-life problems. Complete solutions are provided with every example. Most definition boxes also include quick, straightforward examples that students can use to solidify their understanding of each new concept.
0. PRECALCULUS REVIEW.
Real Numbers. Exponents and Radicals. Multiplying and Factoring Algebraic Equations. Rational Expressions. Solving Polynomial Equations. Solving Miscellaneous Equations. The Coordinate Plane. Logarithms.
1. FUNCTIONS AND APPLICATIONS.
Functions from the Numerical, Algebraic, and Graphical Viewpoints. Functions and Models. Linear Functions and Models. Linear Regression.
2. NONLINEAR FUNCTIONS AND MODELS.
Quadratic Functions and Models. Exponential Functions and Models. Logarithmic Functions and Models. Logistic Functions and Models.
3. INTRODUCTION TO THE DERIVATIVE.
Limits: Numerical and Graphical Approaches. Limits and Continuity. Limits: Algebraic Approach. Average Rate of Change. Derivatives: Numerical and Graphical Viewpoints. Derivatives: Algebraic Viewpoint.
4. TECHNIQUES OF DIFFERENTIATION.
Derivatives of Powers, Sums, and Constant Multiples. A First Application: Marginal Analysis. The Product and Quotient Rules. The Chain Rule. Derivatives of Logarithmic and Exponential Functions. Implicit Differentiation.
5. APPLICATIONS OF THE DERIVATIVE.
Maxima and Minima. Applications of Maxima and Minima. Higher Order Derivatives: Acceleration and Concavity. Analyzing Graphs. Related Rates. Elasticity.
6. THE INTEGRAL.
The Indefinite Integral. Substitution. The Definite Integral: Numerical and Graphical Approaches. The Definite Integral: Algebraic Approach and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
7. FURTHER INTEGRATION TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS OF THE INTEGRAL.
Integration by Parts. Area Between Two Curves and Applications. Averages and Moving Averages. Applications to Business and Economics: Consumers' and Producers' Surplus and Continuous Income Streams. Improper Integrals and Applications. Differential Equations and Applications.
8. FUNCTIONS OF SEVERAL VARIABLES.
Functions of Several Variables from the Numerical, Algebraic, and Graphical Viewpoints. Partial Derivatives. Maxima and Minima. Constrained Maxima and Minima and Applications. Double Integrals and Applications.
9. TRIGONOMETRIC MODELS.
Trigonometric Functions, Models, and Regression. Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions and Applications. Integrals of Trigonometric Functions and Applications.
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