Request for consultation

Thanks for your request. You’ll soon be chatting with a consultant to get the answers you need.
{{formPostErrorMessage.message}} [{{formPostErrorMessage.code}}]
First Name is required. 'First Name' must contain at least 0 characters 'First Name' cannot exceed 0 characters Please enter a valid First Name
Last Name is required. 'Last Name' must contain at least 0 characters 'Last Name' cannot exceed 0 characters Please enter a valid Last Name
Institution is required.
Discipline is required.
Why are you contacting us today? is required. 'Why are you contacting us today?' must contain at least 0 characters 'Why are you contacting us today?' cannot exceed 0 characters Please enter a valid Why are you contacting us today?

Multivariable Calculus 11th Edition

Ron Larson | Bruce H. Edwards

  • Published

Available With :

  • WebAssign

Standalone Digital Access — Ultimate Value

Instant Access to the full, mobile-ready textbook combined with superior online learning tools

Starting at $100.00

Each WebAssign online product offers the full textbook combined with a flexible and fully customizable online instructional assignments and tools.

Cengage provides a seamless user experience for Learning Management Systems (LMS) integration. Please contact your Cengage Learning Consultant for ordering information and visit our Learning Management System Integration web page on WebAssign for general information.

Standalone Digital Access — Ultimate Value

Recommended and most popular

  • ISBN-10: 1337652660
  • ISBN-13: 9781337652667
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $100.00
  • RETAIL $100.00

  • ISBN-10: 1337652679
  • ISBN-13: 9781337652674
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $125.00
  • RETAIL $125.00

Textbook Only Options

Traditional eBook and Print Options

{{collapseContainerClosed['9781337275378_txtbook_0'] ? 'Show More' : 'Show Less'}}

  • ISBN-10: 1337657026
  • ISBN-13: 9781337657020
  • STARTING AT $64.99

  • STARTING AT $99.49

  • ISBN-10: 1337275379
  • ISBN-13: 9781337275378
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $187.50
  • RETAIL $249.95


With a long history of innovation in the market, Larson/Edwards’ MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS, 11TH EDITION is widely recognized and praised for a solid, effective learning approach that addresses the needs of a broad range of teaching and learning styles and environments. Each title in this best-selling Calculus Series is one component in a comprehensive calculus course program that carefully integrates and coordinates print, media, and technology products for successful teaching and learning. WebAssign is a flexible and fully customizable online instructional solution that puts powerful tools in your hands, enabling you to deploy assignments, add your own content, instantly assess individual student and class performance, and help your students master course concepts.

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.

WebAssign is a flexible and fully customizable online instructional solution that puts powerful tools in the hands of teachers, enabling you to realize your teaching goals and instantly assess individual student performance to help students learn math, not just do online homework.

  • WEBASSIGN: MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS, Eleventh Edition, is the powerful online homework and course management system that engages students in learning the math. WebAssign includes new end-of-chapter exercises, animated simulations, 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.
  • The How Do You See It? exercise in each section presents a problem that students solve by visual inspection using the concepts learned in the lesson.
  • Remarks - These hints and tips can be used to reinforce or expand upon concepts, help students learn how to study mathematics, caution them against common errors, address special cases, or show alternative or additional steps to a solution of an example.
  • Exercise Sets - The exercise sets have been carefully and extensively examined to ensure they are rigorous, relevant, and cover all topics suggested by our users. Multi-step, real-life exercises reinforce problem-solving skills and mastery of concepts by giving students the opportunity to apply the concepts in real-life situations. Putnam Exam questions push the limits of students’ understanding of calculus. Graphing technology exercises for students make use of a graphing utility to help find solutions.
  • Graded Homework Exercises - Online homework and tests are evaluated using powerful Maple software to ensure mathematical accuracy. Instructors control point values, weighting grades, and whether or not an item is graded. An electronic gradebook helps instructors manage course information easily and can be exported to other files, such as Excel.
  • – The authors created a free website offering many valuable resources, including Proof Videos (watch co-author Bruce Edwards present theorems and explain their proofs); Calculus Videos (watch Dana Mosely explain concepts of calculus); Interactive Examples (explore examples using Wolfram’s free CDF player, plug-in required); Rotatable Graphs (view and rotate three-dimensional graphs using Wolfram’s free CDF player).

Multivariable Calculus


Vectors in the Plane. Space Coordinates and Vectors in Space. The Dot Product of Two Vectors. The Cross Product of Two Vectors in Space. Lines and Planes in Space. Section Project: Distances in Space. Surfaces in Space. Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates. Review Exercises. P.S. Problem Solving.
Vector-Valued Functions. Section Project: Witch of Agnesi. Differentiation and Integration of Vector-Valued Functions. Velocity and Acceleration. Tangent Vectors and Normal Vectors. Arc Length and Curvature. Review Exercises. P.S. Problem Solving.
Introduction to Functions of Several Variables. Limits and Continuity. Partial Derivatives. Differentials. Chain Rules for Functions of Several Variables. Directional Derivatives and Gradients. Tangent Planes and Normal Lines. Section Project: Wildflowers. Extrema of Functions of Two Variables. Applications of Extrema of Functions of Two Variables. Section Project: Building a Pipeline. Lagrange Multipliers. Review Exercises. P.S. Problem Solving.
Iterated Integrals and Area in the Plane. Double Integrals and Volume. Change of Variables: Polar Coordinates. Center of Mass and Moments of Inertia. Section Project: Center of Pressure on a Sail. Surface Area. Section Project: Surface Area in Polar Coordinates. Triple Integrals and Applications. Triple Integrals in Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates. Section Project: Wrinkled and Bumpy Spheres. Change of Variables: Jacobians. Review Exercises. P.S. Problem Solving.
Vector Fields. Line Integrals. Conservative Vector Fields and Independence of Path. Green's Theorem. Section Project: Hyperbolic and Trigonometric Functions. Parametric Surfaces. Surface Integrals. Section Project: Hyperboloid of One Sheet. Divergence Theorem. Stokes' Theorem. Review Exercises. Section Project: The Planimeter. P.S. Problem Solving.
Exact First-Order Equations. Second-Order Homogeneous Linear Equations. Second-Order Nonhomogeneous Linear Equations. Section Project: Parachute Jump. Series Solutions of Differential Equations. Review Exercises. P.S. Problem Solving.
A. Proofs of Selected Theorems.
B. Integration Tables.
C. Precalculus Review (Web).
C.1. Real Numbers and the Real Number Line.
C.2. The Cartesian Plane.
D. Rotation and the General Second-Degree Equation (Web).
E. Complex Numbers (Web).
F. Business and Economic Applications (Web).
G. Fitting Models to Data (Web).

Training and Support

At Cengage, our top priority is taking care of you and your students and making sure that you have a successful experience with our products. Your personalized support team will consult with you to help you find the best solution to address your specific course goals, and once you’ve found that solution, will work with you to build your course and design a customized training and development program to ensure you and your students are ready to hit the ground running.

Learn More

Higher Ed Faculty Community

The Higher Ed Faculty Community is a collaborative space designed to inspire innovation and advance teaching excellence in higher education. Here, we’ll celebrate and support great teaching, across the country and across disciplines, ultimately advancing the richness of education and the lifelong confidence and success of college students. Plus, you will find ample resources, teaching wisdom and expert advice from your peers, from us, and from Cengage Faculty Partners so that you can spend more time doing what you do best. 

Visit the Community

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.


ISBN: 9781337275422
This manual contains worked-out solutions to all exercises in Chapters 11-16 of CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTAL FUNCTIONS, Seventh Edition.

Instructor's Website

ISBN: 9781337275439
Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides and image library for the entire book, posted on the Instructor Companion Website, let you incorporate images from the book right into your lectures. Also posted on the Instructor Companion site, is the Complete Solutions Manual for Larson/Edwards, Calculus, 11th manual provides complete solutions to all the exercises from the text.

Instructor's Resource Guide

ISBN: 9781337275453
The robust Instructor’s Resource Guide contains an abundance of resources to aid instructors in preparing and presenting text material in a manner that meets their personal preferences and course needs. It provides a variety of tools keyed to the textbook at the section and chapter level, including section objectives, teaching tips, and chapter projects. An electronic version of the Instructor Guide is available on the PowerLecture DVD.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access

ISBN: 9781337275613
Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to author, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want. This is available online via


Student Solutions Manual

ISBN: 9781337275392
This manual contains worked-out solutions for all odd-numbered exercises for Chapters 11-16 in Larson/Edwards' CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTAL FUNCTIONS, 7th Edition.