Applied Calculus, Brief / Edition 5

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Overview

This text uses intriguing real-world applications to engage readers' interest and show them the practical side of calculus. The book's many applications are related to finance, business, and such general-interest topics as learning curves in airplane production, the age of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Apple and Oracle stock prices, the distance traveled by sports cars, lives saved by seat belts, and the cost of a congressional victory. The Sixth Edition maintains the hallmark features that have made APPLIED CALCULUS, BRIEF so popular: contemporary and interesting applications; careful and effective use of technology, including graphing calculator and spreadsheet coverage; constant pedagogical reinforcement through section summaries, chapter summaries, annotated examples, and extra practice problems; Just-in-Time algebra review material; and a variety of exercises that allow readers to practice and hone their problem-solving skills.

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Editorial Reviews

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We have chosen this edition of the book after previously using the earlier edition. The strengths of this book include: reading level, number of examples, varied exercises, good applications overall, use of technology, use of symbols, and terminology consistent with the goals of our course. Faculty Member, Johnson County Community College.

The coverage is better (clearer, succinct, to the point) than in our current text. The quality of the applications is excellent. I also really like the way the author treats the material in the highlighted (yellow) text boxes. Other texts use mathematical symbols and explanations the average student cannot follow. This text states topics like the product rule, the quotient rule, and the chain rule in an understandable way.Faculty Member, Kennesaw State University.

There are plenty of students who do not possess required algebra skills. I like the effort made in this book. Faculty Member, Northern Illinois University.

The level of the text, examples, and exercises make it an outstanding text. The visuals are A+, better than ours. Faculty Member, Polk Community College.

There is a limited amount of prose, which is good since the students do not read it. I like the authors' "be careful" admonitions, section summary, [and] careful derivations at the end of the sections. Clear explanations, rigor, well thought out examples, and good variety of exercises. Faculty Member, University of North Carolina.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547169774
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/20/2008
  • Series: Available 2010 Titles Enhanced Web Assign Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Berresford received his Ph.D. from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University and taught at the State University of New York at Purchase before joining the faculty at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University. Besides co-authoring four textbooks with Dr. Rockett, he has published papers in differential equations, linear programming, logic, and probability, and has recieved several teaching awards and the Distinguished Service Award from The Metropolitan New York Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

After completing his Ph.D. at Stony Brook University, Dr. Rockett joined the mathematics faculty at C.W. Post and began his collaborations with Dr. Berresford. His book with Peter Szusz on "Continued Fractions" (1992) was hailed by Ivan Niven as "an outstanding addition to the literature of mathematics," and he served the Kappa Mu Epsilon mathematics honor society as editor of the mathematics journal "The Pentagon" from 1989 to 1995. Dr. Rockett serves as a reviewer for several journals including Mathematical Reviews for the American Mathematical Society.

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Table of Contents

1. FUNCTIONS. Real Numbers, Inequalities, and Lines. Exponents. Functions: Linear and Quadratic. Functions: Polynomial, Rational, and Exponential. 2. DERIVATIVES AND THEIR USES. Limits and Continuity. Rates of Change, Slopes, and Derivatives. Some Differentiation Formulas. The Product and Quotient Rules. Higher-Order Derivatives. The Chain Rule and the Generalized Power Rule. Nondifferentiable Functions. 3. FURTHER APPLICATIONS OF DERIVATIVES. Graphing Using the First Derivative. Graphing Using the First and Second Derivatives. Optimization. Further Applications of Optimization. Optimizing Lot Size and Harvest Size. Implicit Differentiation and Related Rates. 4. EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS. Exponential Functions. Logarithmic Functions. Differentiation of Logarithmic and Exponential Functions. Two Applications to Economics: Relative Rates and Elasticity of Demand. 5. INTEGRATION AND ITS APPLICATIONS. Antiderivatives and Indefinite Integrals. Integration Using Logarithmic and Exponential Functions. Definite Integrals and Areas. Further Applications of Definite Integrals: Average Value and Area Between Curves. Two Applications to Economics: Consumers' Surplus and Income Distribution. Integration by Substitution. 6. INTEGRATION TECHNIQUES. Integration by Parts. Integration Using Tables. Improper Integrals. Numerical Integration. Differential Equations. Further Applications of Differential Equations: Three Models of Growth. 7. CALCULUS OF SEVERAL VARIABLES. Functions of Several Variables. Partial Derivatives. Optimizing Functions of Several Variables. Least Squares. Lagrange Multipliers and Constrained Optimization. Total Differentials and Approximate Changes. Multiple Integrals.

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