Ideal for a one-semester applied or business calculus course, the popular BRIEF APPLIED CALCULUS, 7TH EDITION uses intriguing real-world applications to engage students and highlight the practical side of calculus. Contemporary applications draw from finance and business, and interesting topics, such as learning curves in airplane production, the age of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Apple and Oracle stock prices, the distance sports cars travel, lives saved by seat belts, and the cost of a congressional victory. Content addresses graphing calculator and spreadsheets. Summaries and annotated examples reinforce learning, while exercises offer hands-on practice. Diagnostic Tests help students succeed and special notes highlight algebra review. WebAssign is available.