Single Variable Calculus / Edition 7

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Overview

Success in your calculus course starts here! James Stewart's CALCULUS texts are world-wide best-sellers for a reason: they are clear, accurate, and filled with relevant, real-world examples. With SINGLE VARIABLE CALCULUS, Seventh Edition, Stewart conveys not only the utility of calculus to help you develop technical competence, but also gives you an appreciation for the intrinsic beauty of the subject. His patient examples and built-in learning aids will help you build your mathematical confidence and achieve your goals in the course.

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In the new edition of this introductory text, Stewart (McMaster U.) presents all topics geometrically, numerically, algebraically, and verbally, for better conceptual understanding by students. Topics include functions and models; derivatives; differential equations; and infinite sequences and series. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780538497831
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 960
  • Sales rank: 209,993
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

A Preview of Calculus. 1. FUNCTIONS AND LIMITS. Four Ways to Represent a Function. Mathematical Models: A Catalog of Essential Functions. New Functions from Old Functions. The Tangent and Velocity Problems. The Limit of a Function. Calculating Limits Using the Limit Laws. The Precise Definition of a Limit. Continuity. Review. Principles of Problem Solving. 2. DERIVATIVES. Derivatives and Rates of Change. Writing Project: Writing Project: Early Methods for Finding Tangents. The Derivative as a Function. Differentiation Formulas. Applied Project: Building a Better Roller Coaster. Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions. The Chain Rule. Applied Project: Where Should a Pilot Start Descent? Implicit Differentiation. Laboratory Project: Families of Implicit Curves. Rates of Change in the Natural and Social Sciences. Related Rates. Linear Approximations and Differentials. Laboratory Project: Taylor Polynomials. Review. Problems Plus. 3. APPLICATIONS OF DIFFERENTIATION. Maximum and Minimum Values. Applied Project: The Calculus of Rainbows. The Mean Value Theorem. How Derivatives Affect the Shape of a Graph. Limits at Infinity; Horizontal Asymptotes. Summary of Curve Sketching. Graphing with Calculus and Calculators. Optimization Problems. Applied Project: The Shape of a Can. Newton's Method. Antiderivatives. Review. Problems Plus. 4. INTEGRALS. Areas and Distances. The Definite Integral. Discovery Project: Area Functions. The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Indefinite Integrals and the Net Change Theorem. Writing Project: Newton, Leibniz, and the Invention of Calculus. The Substitution Rule. Review. Problems Plus. 5. APPLICATIONS OF INTEGRATION. Areas Between Curves. Applied Project: The Gini Index. Volumes. Volumes by Cylindrical Shells. Work. Average Value of a Function. Applied Project: Calculus and Baseball. Review. Problems Plus. 6. INVERSE FUNCTIONS: EXPONENTIAL, LOGARITHMIC, AND INVERSE TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS Inverse Functions. (Instructors may cover either Sections 6.2-6.4 or Sections 6.2*-6.4*. See the Preface). Exponential Functions and Their Derivatives. Logarithmic Functions. Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions. *The Natural Logarithmic Function. *The Natural Exponential Function. *General Logarithmic and Exponential Functions. Exponential Growth and Decay. Inverse Trigonometric Functions. Applied Project: Where to Sit at the Movies. Hyperbolic Functions. Indeterminate Forms and l'Hospital's Rule. Writing Project: The Origins of l'Hospital's Rule. Review. Problems Plus. 7. TECHNIQUES OF INTEGRATION. Integration by Parts. Trigonometric Integrals. Trigonometric Substitution. Integration of Rational Functions by Partial Fractions. Strategy for Integration. Integration Using Tables and Computer Algebra Systems. Discovery Project: Patterns in Integrals. Approximate Integration. Improper Integrals. Review. Problems Plus. 8. FURTHER APPLICATIONS OF INTEGRATION. Arc Length. Discovery Project: Arc Length Contest. Area of a Surface of Revolution. Discovery Project: Rotating on a Slant. Applications to Physics and Engineering. Discovery Project: Complementary Coffee Cups. Applications to Economics and Biology. Probability. Review. Problems Plus. 9. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. Modeling with Differential Equations. Direction Fields and Euler's Method. Separable Equations. Applied Project: How Fast Does a Tank Drain? Applied Project: Which is Faster, Going Up or Coming Down? Models for Population Growth. Linear Equations. Predator-Prey Systems. Review. Problems Plus. 10. PARAMETRIC EQUATIONS AND POLAR COORDINATES. Curves Defined by Parametric Equations. Laboratory Project: Families of Hypocycloids. Calculus with Parametric Curves. Laboratory Project: Bezier Curves. Polar Coordinates. Laboratory Project: Families of Polar Curves. Areas and Lengths in Polar Coordinates. Conic Sections. Conic Sections in Polar Coordinates. Review. Problems Plus. 11. INFINITE SEQUENCES AND SERIES. Sequences. Laboratory Project: Logistic Sequences. Series. The Integral Test and Estimates of Sums. The Comparison Tests. Alternating Series. Absolute Convergence and the Ratio and Root Tests. Strategy for Testing Series. Power Series. Representations of Functions as Power Series. Taylor and Maclaurin Series. Laboratory Project: An Elusive Limit. Writing Project: How Newton Discovered the Binomial Series. Applications of Taylor Polynomials. Applied Project: Radiation from the Stars. Review. Problems Plus. Appendix A: Intervals, Inequalities, and Absolute Values. Appendix B: Coordinate Geometry and Lines. Appendix C: Graphs of Second-Degree Equations. Appendix D: Trigonometry. Appendix E: Sigma Notation. Appendix F: Proofs of Theorems. Appendix G: Graphing Calculators and Computers. Appendix H: Complex Numbers. Appendix I: Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises.

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  • Posted September 2, 2014

    sold a book they didn't own, no return emails until got B&N

    sold a book they didn't own, no return emails until got B&N involved, then had to fight for refund. Book was never going to come and they were never going to contact me to let me know. Very similar to other complaints listed in reviews. Be careful, you may not get what you pay for EVER. And it will take alot of effort on your end to get a refund that you are due. Would have given them 0 stars if could.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2014

    A very well organized text. Only goes up to what is typically Ca

    A very well organized text. Only goes up to what is typically Calc I and II in universities (but I think there is a version that goes up to Calc III). Haven't gone through the entire thing yet, but from what I've read and done as far as examples and practice problems it's a very reasonable text. Not outstandingly better than previous calculus texts I've used, but preferable (for me). Anyone getting this book is probably doing so for a course and has no choice, but if you are the rare person learning calculus on your own for fun, this text would easy enough to follow.

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