Calculus: Single Variable / Edition 6

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Calculus teachers recognize Calculus as the leading resource among the “reform” projects that employ the rule of four and streamline the curriculum in order to deepen conceptual understanding. The Sixth Edition uses all strands of the 'Rule of Four' - graphical, numeric, symbolic/algebraic, and verbal/applied presentations - to make concepts easier to understand. The book focuses on exploring fundamental ideas rather than comprehensive coverage of multiple similar cases that are not fundamentally unique.
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Calculus can be taught as nothing but rules and procedures--losing sight of both the mathematics and its inherent practical value. In 1989, the Calculus Consortium based at Harvard was formed to create a completely new calculus curriculum. A part of their endeavor is this textbook, which presents a radically different approach to the teaching and learning of the subject. The two guiding principles: 1) every topic should be presented geometrically, numerically, and algebraically; and 2) formal definitions and procedures evolve from the investigation of practical problems (the way of Archimedes). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470888643
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 768
  • Sales rank: 130,255
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A Library of Functions

Chapter 2: Key Concept: The Derivative

Chapter 3: Short-Cuts to Differentiation

Chapter 4: Using the Derivative

Chapter 5: Key Concept: The Definite Integral

Chapter 6: Constructing Antiderivatives

Chapter 7: Integration

Chapter 8: Using the Definite Integral

Chapter 9: Sequences and Series

Chapter 10: Approximating Functions Using Series

Chapter 11: Differential Equations

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2002

    College book

    This book is used to teach Calculus at its very core and not simply mere basics. It offers questions which should be given thought to, and which are challenging in some aspects. This is very important as many degree programs like engineering where there is a need of a very strong base of maths.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2001


    This book is horrible!! Very confusing and vague. For a first time calculus student, one would find this text to be very difficult to study from. I do not recommend this book to anyone interested in studying calculus.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2001

    The WORST

    Focused on theory rather than the math involved in doing the problems. Impossible to self learn with this book. The examples did not help at all with the problems.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2000


    This textbook is very vague and not clear on the explanation of concepts. The preface says that the authors wished to create a book where students could not derive the answers to exercises from looking at worked out examples. Well golly how convenient. It seems to me it's just another lame brained excuse to hand out a worthless book. My advice don't waste your money purchasing this book. Instead go to a used bookstore and buy another calculus book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2000

    Terrible Terrible Book!!

    Worst math book I have ever encountered...As a non-traditional student going back to school to retrain due to defense cut-backs, I have to say I have never had such a confusing text book before. I am lucky I have had calculus before and this is a refresher course for me. I am a math/science major and will never recommend this book to anyone...try instead Caluculus 9th edition by Thomas Finney...that is a great book to remove the mystery of calculus.

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