Thomas' Calculus: Early Transcendentals / Edition 12

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KEY BENEFIT: Thomas' Calculus Early Transcendentals Media Upgrade, Eleventh Edition, responds to the needs of today's readers by developing their conceptual understanding while strengthening their skills in algebra and trigonometry,two areas of knowledge vital to the mastery of calculus. This book offers a full range of exercises, a precise and conceptual presentation, and a new media package designed specifically to meet the needs of today's readers. The exercises gradually increase in difficulty, helping readers learn to generalize and apply the concepts. The refined table of contents introduces the exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions in Chapter 7 of the text.
KEY TOPICS: Functions, Limits and Continuity, Differentiation, Applications of Derivatives, Integration, Applications of Definite Integrals, Integrals and Transcendental Functions, Techniques of Integration, Further Applications of Integration, Conic Sections and Polar Coordinates, Infinite Sequences and Series, Vectors and the Geometry of Space, Vector-Valued Functions and Motion in Space, Partial Derivatives, Multiple Integrals, Integration in Vector Fields.
MARKET: For all readers interested in Calculus.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321730787
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 5/28/2010
  • Series: Books a la Carte Series
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 700
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

(Practice Exercises, Additional Exercises, and Questions to Guide Your Review appear at the end of each chapter.)
P. Preliminaries.
Functions and Graphs.
Exponential Functions.
Inverse Functions and Logarithms.
Trigonometric Functions and Their Inverses.
Parametric Equations.
Modeling Change.
1. Limits and Continuity.
Rates of Change and Limits.
Finding Limits and One-Sided Limits.
Limits Involving Infinity.
Tangent Lines.
2. Derivatives.
The Derivative as a Function.
The Derivative as a Rate of Change.
Derivatives of Products, Quotients, and Negative Powers.
Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions.
The Chain Rule and Parametric Equations.
Implicit Differentiation.
Related Rates.
Derivatives of Inverse Trigonometric Functions.
Derivatives of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
3. Applications of Derivatives.
Extreme Values of Functions.
The Mean Value Theorem and Differential Equations.
The Shape of a Graph.
Graphical Solutions of Autonomous Differential Equations.
Modeling and Optimization.
Linearization and Differentials.
Newton's Method.
4. Integration.
Indefinite Integrals, Differential Equations, and Modeling.
Integral Rules; Integration by Substitution.
Estimating with Finite Sums.
Riemann Sums and Definite Integrals.
The Mean Value and Fundamental Theorems.
Substitution in Definite Integrals.
Numerical Integration.
5. Applications of Integrals.
Volumes by Slicing andRotation About an Axis.
Modeling Volume Using Cylindrical Shells.
Lengths of Plane Curves.
First-Order Separable Differential Equations.
Springs, Pumping, and Lifting.
Fluid Forces.
Moments and Centers of Mass.
6. Transcendental Functions and Differential Equations.
Exponential Functions.
Linear First-Order Differential Equations.
Euler's Method; Population Models.
Hyperbolic Functions.
7. Integration Techniques, L'Hôpital's Rule, and Improper Integrals.
Basic Integration Formulas.
Integration by Parts.
Partial Fractions.
Trigonometric Substitutions.
Integral Tables, Computer Algebra Systems, and Monte Carlo Integration.
L'Hôpital's Rule.
Improper Integrals.
8. Infinite Series.
Limits of Sequences of Numbers.
Subsequences, Bounded Sequences, and Picard's Method.
Infinite Series.
Series of Nonnegative Terms.
Alternating Series, Absolute and Conditional Convergence.
Power Series.
Taylor and Maclaurin Series.
Applications of Power Series.
Fourier Series.
Fourier Cosine and Sine Series.
9. Vectors in the Plane and Polar Functions.
Vectors in the Plane.
Dot Products.
Vector-Valued Functions.
Modeling Projectile Motion.
Polar Coordinates and Graphs.
Calculus of Polar Curves.
10. Vectors and Motion in Space.
Cartesian (Rectangular) Coordinates and Vectors in Space.
Dot and Cross Products.
Lines and Planes in Space.
Cylinders and Quadratic Surfaces.
Vector-Valued Functions and Space Curves.
Arc Length and the Unit Tangent Vector T.
The TNB Frame; Tangential and Normal Components of Acceleration.
Planetary Motion and Satellites.
11. Multivariable Functions and Their Derivatives.
Functions of Several Variables.
Limits and Continuity in Higher Dimensions.
Partial Derivatives.
The Chain Rule.
Directional Derivatives, Gradient Vectors, and Tangent Planes.
Linearization and Differentials.
Extreme Values and Saddle Points.
Lagrange Multipliers.
Partial Derivatives with Constrained Variables.
Taylor's Formula for Two Variables.
12. Multiple Integrals.
Double Integrals.
Areas, Moments, and Centers of Mass.
Double Integrals in Polar Form.
Triple Integrals in Rectangular Coordinates.
Masses and Moments in Three Dimensions.
Triple Integrals in Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates.
Substitutions in Multiple Integrals.
13. Integration in Vector Fields.
Line Integrals.
Vector Fields, Work, Circulation, and Flux.
Path Independence, Potential Functions, and Conservative Fields.
Green's Theorem in the Plane.
Surface Area and Surface Integrals.
Parametrized Surfaces.
Stokes' Theorem.
Divergence Theorem and a Unified Theory.
Mathematical Induction.
Proofs of Limit Theorems in Section 1.2.
Proof of the Chain Rule.
Complex Numbers.
Simpson's One-Third Rule.
Cauchy's Mean Value Theorem and the Stronger Form of L'Hôpital's Rule.
Limits That Arise Frequently.
Proof of Taylor's Theorem.
The Distributive Law for Vector Cross Products.
Determinants and Cramer's Rule.
The Mixed Derivative Theorem and the Increment Theorem.
The Area of a Parallelogram's Projection on a Plane.
Conic Sections.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2004

    Book is for review not first timers

    I agree with the previous review. I am currently using this book and it seems that the newer editions of math books are traversing away from complete understanding of the assigned problems. I get lost in the verbage. The few examples that are covered don't really help you understand the assigned problems. I am finding myself reviewing older editions that I have since 1999 in order to attain full understanding. My personal opinion is that it seems the book is written as a review for people who have already taken the series of calculus classes this book represents.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2003

    Really Bad Calculus Book

    This book stinks! It clearly is written for a Math instructor, or someone who has already taken Calculus before. Text material will drone on, and on about some topic, never give you any real meat about it, then the problems expect the reader to make some leap of understanding. This is a terrible book for students first learning Calc. In the solution manual, I have even seen problems solved using a method that isn't intorduced in that section but a later section. The reading material doesn't give you anything good to hang on to. Some of the problems even rely on you having done a previous problem to understand how to conquer it, yet it doesn't refer you to that problem to get that bit of vital information. I haven't been alone in my poor opinion of the book; although the instructor keeps trying to sell it, the students all think it's really a bad text. Some students have picked up other texts from the library to read the material we're supposed to be covering, so they can get some better understanding of it than what this text offers. Reeeeeeally BAD, from the student's perspective!

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