Calculus Multivariable

Calculus Multivariable

by Laura Taalman
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Freeman, W. H. & Company


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Calculus Multivariable

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Many calculus textbooks look to engage students with margin notes, anecdotes, and other devices.  But many instructors find these distracting, preferring to captivate their science and engineering students with the beauty of the calculus itself. Taalman and Kohn’s refreshing new textbook is designed to help instructors do just that.

Taalman and Kohn’s Calculus offers a streamlined, structured exposition of calculus that combines the clarity of classic textbooks with a modern perspective on concepts, skills, applications, and theory. Its sleek, uncluttered design eliminates sidebars, historical biographies, and asides to keep students focused on what’s most important—the foundational concepts of calculus that are so important to their future academic and professional careers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901464125514
Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
Publication date: 01/11/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 504
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Laura Taalman and Peter Kohn are professors of mathematics at James Madison University, where they have taught calculus for a combined total of over 30 years.
Laura Taalman received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago
and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in mathematics from Duke University. Her research includes singular algebraic geometry, knot theory, and the mathematics of games and puzzles.  She is a recipient of both the Alder Award and the Trevor Evans award from the Mathematical Association of America, and the author of five books on Sudoku and the mathematics of Sudoku. In her spare time, she enjoys being a geek.
Peter Kohn received his undergraduate degree from Antioch College, a master’s
degree from San Francisco State University, and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin. His main areas of research are low-dimensional topology and knot theory. He has been a national judge for MathCounts since 2001. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and riding his bicycle in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.

Table of Contents

Part IV. Vector Calculus
9. Parametric Equations, Polar Coordinates, and Conic Sections
10. Vectors
11. Vector Functions

Part V. Multivariable Calculus
12. Multivariable Functions
13. Double and Triple Integrals
14. Vector Analysis

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