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Brief Calculus: An Applied Approach 7th Edition

Ron Larson, Bruce H. Edwards

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  • Previous Editions 2003, 1999, 1995
  • 704 Pages


Designed specifically for the non-math major who will be using calculus in business, economics, or life and social science courses, Brief Calculus: An Applied Approach, 7/e, addresses students' weak math skills through added structure and guidance on how to study math. Special student-success-oriented sections include chapter-opening Strategies for Success; What You Should Learn--and Why You Should Learn It; Section Objectives; Chapter Summaries and Study Strategies; Try Its; Study Tips; and Warm-Up exercises. In addition the text presents Algebra Tips at point of use and Algebra Review at the end of each chapter.

Ron Larson, The Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College

Dr. Ron Larson is a professor of mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University, where he has taught since 1970. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Colorado and is considered the pioneer of using multimedia to enhance the learning of mathematics, having authored over 30 software titles since 1990. Dr. Larson conducts numerous seminars and in-service workshops for math educators around the country about using computer technology as an instructional tool and motivational aid. He is the recipient of the 2014 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTAL FUNCTIONS, the 2013 Text and Academic Authors Association Award for CALCULUS, the 2012 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for CALCULUS: AN APPLIED APPROACH, and the 1996 Text and Academic Authors Association TEXTY Award for INTERACTIVE CALCULUS (a complete text on CD-ROM that was the first mainstream college textbook to be offered on the Internet). Dr. Larson authors numerous textbooks including the bestselling Calculus series published by Cengage.

Bruce H. Edwards, University of Florida

Dr. Bruce H. Edwards is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Florida. Professor Edwards received his B.S. in Mathematics from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Dartmouth College. He taught mathematics at a university near Bogotá, Colombia, as a Peace Corps volunteer. While teaching at the University of Florida, Professor Edwards has won many teaching awards, including Teacher of the Year in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences Student Council Teacher of the Year, and the University of Florida Honors Program Teacher of the Year. He was selected by the Office of Alumni Affairs to be the Distinguished Alumni Professor for 1991–1993. Professor Edwards has taught a variety of mathematics courses at the University of Florida, from first-year calculus to graduate-level classes in algebra and numerical analysis. He has been a frequent speaker at research conferences and meetings of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Professor Edwards has produced five mathematics courses for the Great Courses (The Teaching Company). He has also coauthored a wide range of award winning mathematics textbooks with Professor Ron Larson.
  • Approximately 6,000 exercises progress from skill-development problems to more challenging, real-world application questions ane are easily customized to the difficulty level of the instructor's choice. In addition, a number of relevant exercises from textbooks in other disciplines--such as biology, chemistry, economics, finance, geology, physics, and psychology--to show students that they will use calculus in future courses outside of the math curriculum.
  • Algebra Review offers students algebraic support at point of use and at the end of the chapter. The end-of-chapter Algebra Review illustrate the key algebraic concepts called out in the Algebra Reviews used throughout the chapter. This feature is designed to help students who may have weak algebra skills and need help as they take a calculus course.
  • Prerequisite Review exercises at the beginning of each exercise set help students review skills covered in previous sections. The answers are provided at the back of the text, enabling students to check their work.
  • Discovery Projects expose students to concepts before the topic is covered in the text. This allows students to explore the concept on their own, making them more likely to remember the results.
  • Take Another Look, appearing just before each section exercise set, asks students to look back at one or more concepts presented in the section.
  • Post-Graduation Exam Questions appear at the end of each chapter. They include sample questions representative of the types of questions on various standardized tests (i.e. GMAT, CPA exams, GRE, College Level Academic Skills Test).
  • Business Capsules appear at the end of numerous sections. Along with accompanying exercises, these features deal with business situations related to the mathematical concepts covered in the chapter.
  • Ready to use and easy to integrate into your calculus course, Eduspace, powered by Blackboard, brings your students quality homework, tutorials, and testing while saving you time. Browser-based, algorithmically generated homework problems are scored for you automatically. You determine whether the grade is recorded and how much each assignment counts toward a final grade.
Note: Each chapter includes an Algebra Review, Chapter Summary and Study Strategies, Review Exercises, and Sample Post-Graduation Exam Questions.
A Precalculus Review
0.1 The Real Line and Order
0.2 Absolute Value and Distance on the Real Number Line
0.3 Exponents and Radicals
0.4 Factoring Polynomials
0.5 Fractions and Rationalization
1. Functions, Graphs, and Limits
1.1 The Cartesian Plane and the Distance Formula
1.2 Graphs of Equations
1.3 Lines in the Plane and Slope
1.4 Functions
1.5 Limits
1.6 Continuity
2. Differentiation
2.1 The Derivative and the Slope of a Graph
2.2 Some Rules for Differentiation
2.3 Rates of Change: Velocity and Marginals
2.4 The Product and Quotient Rules
2.5 The Chain Rule
2.6 Higher-Order Derivatives
2.7 Implicit Differentiation
2.8 Related Rates
3. Applications of the Derivative
3.1 Increasing and Decreasing Functions
3.2 Extrema and the First-Derivative Test
3.3 Concavity and the Second-Derivative Test
3.4 Optimization Problems
3.5 Business and Economics Applications
3.6 Asymptotes
3.7 Curve Sketching: A Summary
3.8 Differentials and Marginal Analysis
4. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
4.1 Exponential Functions
4.2 Natural Exponential Functions
4.3 Derivatives of Exponential Functions
4.4 Logarithmic Functions
4.5 Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions
4.6 Exponential Growth and Decay
5. Integration and Its Applications
5.1 Antiderivatives and Indefinite Integrals
5.2 The General Power Rule
5.3 Exponential and Logarithmic Integrals
5.4 Area and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
5.5 The Area of a Region Bounded by Two Graphs
5.6 The Definite Integral as the Limit of a Sum
5.7 Volumes of Solids of Revolution
6. Techniques of Integration
6.1 Integration by Substitution
6.2 Integration by Parts and Present Value
6.3 Partial Fractions and Logistic Growth
6.4 Integration Tables and Completing the Square
6.5 Numerical Integration
6.6 Improper Integrals
7. Functions of Several Variables
7.1 The Three-Dimensional Coordinate System
7.2 Surfaces in Space
7.3 Functions of Several Variables
7.4 Partial Derivatives
7.5 Extrema of Functions of Two Variables
7.6 Lagrange Multipliers
7.7 Least Squares Regression Analysis
7.8 Double Integrals and Area in the Plane
7.9 Applications of Double Integrals

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