Higher Education

Calculus: An Applied Approach, Hybrid, 9th Edition

  • includes Enhanced WebAssign with eBook LOE Printed Access Card for One-Term Math and Science
  • Ron Larson The Pennsylvania State University, The Behrend College
  • ISBN-10: 1133115004  |  ISBN-13: 9781133115007
  • 720 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $104.50



Reflecting Cengage Learning's commitment to offering flexible teaching solutions and value for students and instructors, this new hybrid version features the instructional presentation found in CALCULUS AN APPLIED APPROACH, Ninth Edition while delivering end-of-section exercises online in Enhanced WebAssign®. The result—a briefer printed text that engages students online! Designed specifically for business, economics, or life/social sciences majors, CALCULUS: AN APPLIED APPROACH, Ninth Edition, motivates students while fostering understanding and mastery. The book emphasizes integrated and engaging applications that show students the real-world relevance of topics and concepts. Applied problems drawn from government sources, industry, current events, and other disciplines provide well-rounded examples and appeal to students' diverse interests. The Ninth Edition builds upon its applications emphasis through updated exercises and relevant examples. Pedagogical features—from algebra review to study tips—continue to provide extra guidance and practice.

Features and Benefits

  • Every section begins with a list of objectives that highlight the learning outcomes of that section and provide instructors a tool for lesson planning.
  • Appearing in the middle of each chapter, Mid-Chapter Quizzes are single-page tests that let students practice skills and concepts learned in the chapter. This opportunity for self-assessment helps uncover potential weaknesses that might require further review of the material.
  • A wide variety of relevant examples—each of which is titled for easy reference—include solutions presented graphically, analytically, and/or numerically to provide further insight into mathematical concepts. Examples that illustrate real-life situations are identified with an icon.
  • Tech Tutor boxes provide guidance on using technology to ease lengthy calculations, present a graphical solution, or discuss where using technology can lead to misleading or wrong solutions. In addition, exercises requiring technology are identified with a graphing calculator icon.

Table of Contents

The Cartesian Plane and the Distance Formula. Graphs of Equations. Lines in the Plane and Slope. Functions. Limits. Continuity.
The Derivative and the Slope of a Graph. Some Rules for Differentiation. Rates of Change: Velocity and Marginals. The Product and Quotient Rules. The Chain Rule. Higher-Order Derivatives. Implicit Differentiation. Related Rates.
Increasing and Decreasing Functions. Extrema and the First-Derivative Test. Concavity and the Second-Derivative Test. Optimization Problems. Business and Economics Applications. Asymptotes. Curve Sketching: A Summary. Differentials and Marginal Analysis.
Exponential Functions. Natural Exponential Functions. Derivatives of Exponential Functions. Logarithmic Functions. Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions. Exponential Growth and Decay.
Antiderivatives and Indefinite Integrals. Integration by Substitution and the General Power Rule. Exponential and Logarithmic Integrals. Area and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. The Area of a Region Bounded by Two Graphs. The Definite Integral as the Limit of a Sum.
Integration by Parts and Present Value. Integration Tables. Numerical Integration. Improper Integrals.
The Three-Dimensional Coordinate System. Surfaces in Space. Functions of Several Variables. Partial Derivatives. Extrema of Functions of Two Variables. Lagrange Multipliers. Least Squares Regression Analysis. Double Integrals and Area in the Plane. Applications of Double Integrals.
Radian Measure of Angles. The Trigonometric Functions. Graphs of Trigonometric Functions. Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions. Integrals of Trigonometric Functions.
Discrete Probability. Continuous Random Variables. Expected Value and Variance.
Sequences. Series and Convergence. p-Series and the Ratio Test. Power Series and Taylor's Theorem. Taylor Polynomials. Newton's Method.
Solutions of Differential Equations. Separation of Variables. First-Order Linear Differential Equations. Applications of Differential Equations.
The Real Number Line and Order. Absolute Value and Distance on the Real Number Line. Exponents and Radicals. Factoring Polynomials. Fractions and Rationalization.

What's New

  • NEW! Hybrid versions of the text provide a less-expensive, shorter option for students using EWA. End-of-section problems are omitted from the text and appear online only.
  • New! Chapter on Differential Equations, includes topics on solutions of differential equations, separation of variables, and first-order linear differential equations.
  • New! Summarize guides students in creating section-level concept summaries. Summarize is aimed at helping students process and organize key concepts, while providing a valuable study tool.
  • New and Revised! Based on analyses of actual student usage data, the Exercise Sets available in both EWA and the eBook have been revised to improve student comprehension. Exercises progress from skill-development problems to more challenging, real-life applications—all of which can be customized to the difficulty level of the instructor's choice.
  • NEW! Interested in a simple way to complement your text and course content with study and practice materials? Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need!

Alternate Formats

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  • Boon Only Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1133109284 | ISBN-13: 9781133109280

    List Price = $344.95  | CengageBrain Price = $344.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $259.50


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Complete Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 1133364322 | ISBN-13: 9781133364320)

Contains fully worked-out solutions to all exercises in the text.

PowerLecture  (ISBN-10: 113336473X | ISBN-13: 9781133364733)

Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 113311279X | ISBN-13: 9781133112792)

Contains fully worked-out solutions to all of the odd-numbered exercises in the text, giving students a way to check their answers and ensure that they took the correct steps to arrive at an answer.

List Price = $99.95  | CengageBrain Price = $99.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.00

Enhanced WebAssign - Start Smart Guide for Students  (ISBN-10: 0495384798 | ISBN-13: 9780495384793)

This guide helps students navigate Enhanced WebAssign. It includes instructions on how to use the Assignment page and its Summary, tips on using MathPad for providing easy input of math notation and symbols, an overview of the Graphing Utility's drawing tools for completing graphing assignments, and information on how to access grades and scores summary.

List Price = $50.95  | CengageBrain Price = $50.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $38.25

Student Supplements

Student Solutions Manual  (ISBN-10: 113311279X | ISBN-13: 9781133112792)

Contains fully worked-out solutions to all of the odd-numbered exercises in the text, giving students a way to check their answers and ensure that they took the correct steps to arrive at an answer.

List Price = $99.95  | CengageBrain Price = $99.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $75.00

Enhanced WebAssign - Start Smart Guide for Students  (ISBN-10: 0495384798 | ISBN-13: 9780495384793)

If your instructor has chosen to package Enhanced WebAssign with your text, this manual will help you get up and running quickly with the Enhanced WebAssign system so you can study smarter and improve your performance in class.

List Price = $50.95  | CengageBrain Price = $50.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $38.25

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ron Larson

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 2014 Text and Academic Authors Association TEXTY Award for PRECALCULUS, 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 best-selling Calculus series published by Cengage Learning.