Higher Education

Essential Calculus: Early Transcendentals, Enhanced Edition, 1st Edition

  • includes Enhanced WebAssign with eBook Printed Access Card for Multi Term Math and Science
  • James Stewart McMaster University
  • ISBN-10: 0538497394  |  ISBN-13: 9780538497398
  • 944 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2007
  • © 2011 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $148.25
  • Newer Edition Available



The Enhanced Edition of Stewart’s Essential Calculus: Early Transcendentals is accompanied by an Enhanced WebAssign course, featuring thousands of additional algorithmic problems, stepped out solutions, and new learning tools for students. The Enhanced Edition also offers an online version of the textbook in the form of an eBook, giving students the opportunity to access their textbook from anywhere. Students have access to the Quick Start Guide for Enhanced WebAssign, which allows seamless transition from the original text to the enhanced book. This book is a response to those instructors who feel that calculus textbooks are too big. In writing the book James Stewart asked himself: What is essential for a three-semester calculus course for scientists and engineers? Stewart’s ESSENTIAL CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS, ENHANCED EDITION offers a concise approach to teaching calculus that focuses on major concepts and supports those concepts with precise definitions, patient explanations, and carefully graded problems. Essential Calculus: Early Transcendentals, Enhanced edition contains almost all of the same topics as the large text. The author achieved this relative brevity mainly by condensing the exposition and by putting some of the features on the website, www.StewartCalculus.com. Despite the reduced size of the book, there is still a modern flavor: Conceptual understanding and technology are not neglected, though they are not as prominent as in Stewart’s other books. ESSENTIAL CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS, ENHANCED EDITION has been written with the same attention to detail, eye for innovation, and meticulous accuracy that have made Stewart’s textbooks the best-selling calculus texts in the world.

Features and Benefits

  • The Enhanced Edition includes access to Enhanced WebAssign®, the most widely-used and reliable homework system. Enhanced WebAssign presents thousands of algorithmically-generated problems, links to relevant textbook sections, video examples, problem-specific tutorials, and more, that help students grasp the concepts needed to succeed in this course. The Enhanced Edition also includes the online eBook for easy text accessibility. As an added bonus, the Smart Start Guide has been bound into this text. This guide contains instructions to help students learn the basics of Enhanced WebAssign quickly.
  • Brevity is achieved through condensed exposition, fewer examples in some sections, fewer technology and conceptual problems, and fewer appendixes. Problems Plus and Projects have been moved to the author’s website www.stewartcalculus.com.
  • Certain topics are presented in a manner that is more traditional than Stewart’s other books. For example, the treatment of the integral and the remainder term in Taylor Series.
  • For the convenience of instructors who wish to cover additional material, the www.stewartcalculus.com website contains:Review of Algebra, Trigonometry, Analytic Geometry, and Conic Sections; Additional Examples; Projects; Archived Problems (drill exercises that were in previous editions of Stewart’s other books), together with their solutions; Challenge Problems; Lies My Calculator and Computer Told Me; Additional Topics (complete with exercise sets): Principles of Problem Solving, Strategy for Integration, Strategy for Testing Series, Fourier Series, Area of a Surface of Revolution, Linear Differential Equations, Second Order Linear Differential Equations, Nonhomogeneous Linear Equations, Applications of Second Order Differential Equations, Using Series to solve Differential Equations, Complex Numbers, Rotation of Axes; Links, for particular topics, to outside web resources; History of Mathematics, with links to the better historical web sites.
  • Each chapter ends with a comprehensive review that includes a true/false quiz, "Concept Check Questions," and exercises for every topic covered in that chapter.
  • Margin notes clarify and expand on topics presented in the main body of the text by providing cautions, historical background, and references to the TEC available on the author’s website (www.stewartcalculus.com).

Table of Contents

. Functions and Limits.
2. Derivatives.
3. Inverse Functions: Exponential, Logarithmic, and Inverse Trigonometric Functions.
4. Applications of Differentiation.
5. Integrals.
6. Techniques of Integration.
7. Applications of Integration.
8. Series.
9. Parametric Equations and Polar Coordinates .
10. Vectors and the Geometry of Space.
11. Partial Derivatives.

What's New

  • The text presents a concise approach to calculus for instructors who want to focus on essential principles and who feel no need for frills.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

James Stewart

The late James Stewart received his M.S. from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He did research at the University of London and was influenced by the famous mathematician George Polya at Stanford University. Stewart was most recently Professor of Mathematics at McMaster University, and his research field was harmonic analysis. Stewart was the author of a best-selling calculus textbook series published by Cengage Learning, including CALCULUS, CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS, and CALCULUS: CONCEPTS AND CONTEXTS, as well as a series of precalculus texts.