Brief Calculus: An Applied Approach / Edition 8

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This accessible introduction to Calculus is designed to demonstratehow calculus applies to various fields of study. The text is packedwith real data and real-life applications to business, economics,social and life sciences. Applications using real data enhancesstudent motivation. Many of these applications include sourcelines, to show how mathematics is used in the real world.

  • NEW! Conceptual problems ask students to put the concepts andresults into their own words. These problems are marked with anicon to make them easier to assign.
  • More opportunities for the use of graphing calculator,including screen shots and instructions, and the use of icons thatclearly identify each opportunity for the use of spreadsheets orgraphing calculator.
  • Work problems appear throughout the text, giving the studentthe chance to immediately reinforce the concept or skill they havejust learned.
  • Chapter Reviews contain a variety of features to helpsynthesize the ideas of the chapter, including: Objectives Check,Important Terms and Concepts, True-False Items, Fill in the Blanksand Review Exercises.
  • Includes Mathematical Questions from Professional Exams(CPA)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471707615
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/8/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.03 (w) x 10.35 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Sullivan is Professor Emeritus in the Department ofMathematics and Computer Science at Chicago State University wherehe taught for 35 years before retiring a few years ago. Dr.Sullivan is a member of the American Mathematical Society, theMathematical Association of America, and the American MathematicalSociety, the Mathematical Association of America, and the AmericanMathematical Association of Two year Colleges. he is President ofthe Text and Academic Authors Association and Represents thatorganization on the Authors Coalition of America. Mike has beenwriting textbooks in mathematics for over 30 years. He currentlyhas 13 books in print: 3 texts with John Wiley & Sons and 10with Prentice-Hall. Six of these titles are co-authored with hisson, Michael Sullivan III.

Mike has four children: Kathleen, who teaches collegemathematics; Michael, who teaches college mathematics, Dan, who isa Prentice-Hall sales representative , and Colleen, who teachesmiddle-School mathematics. Nine grandchildren round out thefamily.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 0. Review.

Chapter 1. Functions and Their Graphs.

Chapter 2. Classes of Functions.

Chapter 3. The Limit of a Function.

Chapter 4. The Derivative of a Function.

Chapter 5. Applications: Graphing Functions; Optimization.

Chapter 6. The Integral of a Function and Applications.

Chapter 7. Other Applications and Extensions of theIntegral.

Chapter 8. Calculus of Functions of Two or More Variables.

Appendix: Graphing Utilities.

Appendix 1. The Viewing Rectangle.

Appendix 2. Using a Graphing Utility to Graph Equations.

Appendix 3. Square Screens.

Appendix 4. Using a Graphing Utility To Locate Intercepts andCheck for Symmetry.

Appendix 5. Using a Graphing Utility to Solve Equations.

Answers to Odd-Numbers Problems.

Photo Credits.


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