Single Variable Calculus / Edition 6

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Overview

James Stewart's well-received SINGLE VARIABLE CALCULUS: CONCEPTS AND CONTEXTS, Second Edition follows in the path of the other best-selling books by this remarkable author. The First Edition of this book was highly successful because it reconciled two schools of thought: it skillfully merged the best of traditional calculus with the best of the reform movement. This new edition continues to offer the balanced approach along with Stewart's hallmark features: meticulous accuracy, patient explanations, and carefully graded problems. The content has been refined and the examples and exercises have been updated. In addition, CALCULUS: CONCEPTS AND CONTEXTS, Second Edition now includes a free CD-ROM for students that contains animations, activities, and homework hints. The book integrates the use of the CD throughout by using icons that show students when to use the CD to deepen their understanding of a difficult concept.
In CALCULUS: CONCEPTS AND CONTEXTS, this well respected author emphasizes conceptual understanding - motivating students with real world applications and stressing the Rule of Four in numerical, visual, algebraic, and verbal interpretations. All concepts are presented in the classic Stewart style: with simplicity, character, and attention to detail. In addition to his clear exposition, Stewart also creates well thought-out problems and exercises. The definitions are precise and the problems create an ideal balance between conceptual understanding and algebraic skills.
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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: 9780495011613
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/29/2007
  • Series: Available 2010 Titles Enhanced Web Assign Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 948
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

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 is currently Professor of Mathematics at McMaster University, and his research field is harmonic analysis. Stewart is the author of a best-selling calculus textbook series published by Cengage Learning Brooks/Cole, 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

1. Functions and Models. 2. Limits and Derivatives. 3. Differentiation Rules. 4. Applications of Differentiation. 5. Integrals. 6. Applications of Integration. 7. Differential Equations. 8. Infinite Sequences and Series. APPENDICES. A: Intervals, Inequalities, And Absolute Values. B: Coordinate Geometry. C: Trigonometry. D: Precise Definitions of Limits. E: A Few Proofs. F: Sigma Notation. G: Integration of Rational Functions by Partial Fractions. H: Polar Coordinates. I: Complex Numbers. J: Answers To Odd-Numbered Exercises. Index.
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  • Posted November 28, 2010

    NOT AT ALL WHAT I NEEDED.

    I take calculus 2 in college and I needed the solutions to see if I'm doing them correctly or not. So I bought this book thinking it would help, and when it arrived I noticed that it only had the solutions up to the 11th chapter and my book has 17 chapters. So for my next test, that covers chapter 12, I have nothing. I regret buying this book. Waist of money.

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