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Synopses & ReviewsPublisher Comments:Success in your calculus course starts here! James Stewart's CALCULUS texts are worldwide bestsellers for a reason: they are clear, accurate, and filled with relevant, realworld examples. With CALCULUS, Sixth 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 builtin learning aids will help you build your mathematical confidence and achieve your goals in the course!
Book News Annotation:Stewart (McMaster University) strives to convey the beauty of calculus in addition to explaining concepts and developing technical competence. The text can be used with or without graphing calculators and computers, and includes four types of projects: applied projects, laboratory projects involving technology, writing projects asking students to compare presentday methods with those of the founders of calculus, and discovery projects that encourage pattern recognition. This sixth edition adds four diagnostic tests in basic algebra, analytic geometry, functions, and trigonometry, with referrals to web sites for more help for students who don't do well. This edition is reorganized to allow more flexibility of coverage, and also contains new key terms and margin notes, updated examples and exercises, and extra steps provided for some of the existing examples. The accompanying web site now includes brief animations of various figures from the text. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the AuthorJames 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 bestselling 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.
Table of Contents1. FUNCTIONS AND MODELS. Four Ways to Represent a Function. Mathematical Models: A Catalog of Essential Functions. New Functions from Old Functions. Graphing Calculators and Computers. Principles of Problem Solving. 2. LIMITS. The Tangent and Velocity Problems. The Limit of a Function. Calculating Limits Using the Limit Laws. The Precise Definition of a Limit. Continuity. 3. DERIVATIVES. Derivatives and Rates of Change. 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?. Imlicit Differentiation. Rates of Change in the Natural and Social Sciences. Related Rates. Linear Approximations and Differentials. Laboratory Project: Taylor Polynomials. 4. 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. 5. 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. 6. APPLICATIONS OF INTEGRATION. Areas between Curves. Volume. Volumes by Cylindrical Shells. Work. Average Value of a Function. 7. INVERSE FUNCTIONS: EXPONENTIAL, LOGARITHMIC, AND INVERSE TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS. Inverse Functions. (Instructors may cover either Sections 7.27.4 or Sections 7.2*7.4*). 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. 8. 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. 9. 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. 10. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. Modeling with Differential Equations. Direction Fields and Euler's Method. Separable Equations. Applied Project: Which is Faster, Going Up or Coming Down? Models for Population Growth. Applied Project: Calculus and Baseball. Linear Equations. PredatorPrey Systems. 11. 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. Areas and Lengths in Polar Coordinates. Conic Sections. Conic Sections in Polar Coordinats. 12. 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. Representation of Functions as Power Series. Taylor and Maclaurin Series. Writing Project: How Newton Discovered the Binomial Series. Applications of Taylor Polynomials. Applied Project: Radiation from the Stars. 13. VECTORS AND THE GEOMETRY OF SPACE. ThreeDimensional Coordinate Systems. Vectors. The Dot Product. The Cross Product. Discovery Project: The Geometry of a Tetrahedron. Equations of Lines and Planes. Cylinders and Quadric Surfaces. 14. VECTOR FUNCTIONS. Vector Functions and Space Curves. Derivatives and Integrals of Vector Functions. Arc Length and Curvature. Motion in Space: Velocity and Acceleration. Applied Project: Kepler's Laws. 15. PARTIAL DERIVATIVES. Functions of Several Variables. Limits and Continuity. Partial Derivatives. Tangent Planes and Linear Approximations. The Chain Rule. Directional Derivatives and the Gradient Vector. Maximum and Minimum Values. Applied Project: Designing a Dumpster. Discovery Project: Quadratic Approximations and Critical Points. Lagrange Multipliers. Applied Project: Rocket Science. Applied Project: HydroTurbine Optimization. 16. MULTIPLE INTEGRALS. Double Integrals over Rectangles. Iterated Integrals. Double Integrals over General Regions. Double Integrals in Polar Coordinates. Applications of Double Integrals. Triple Integrals. Discovery Project: Volumes of Hyperspheres. Triple Integrals in Cylindrical. Discovery Project: The Intersection of Three Cylinders. Triple Integrals in Spherical Coordinates. Applied Project: Roller Derby. Change of Variables in Multiple Integrals. 17. VECTOR CALCULUS. Vector Fields. Line Integrals. The Fundamental Theorem for Line Integrals. Green's Theorem. Curl and Divergence. Parametric Surfaces and Their Areas. Surface Integrals. Stokes' Theorem. Writing Project: Three Men and Two Theorems. The Divergence Theorem. Summary. 18. SECONDORDER DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. SecondOrder Linear Equations. Nonhomogeneous Linear Equations. Applications of SecondOrder Differential Equations. Series Solutions. Appendixes. A: Intervals, Inequalities, and Absolute Values. B: Coordinate Geometry and Lines. C: Graphs of SecondDegree Equations. D: Trigonometry. E: Sigma Notation. F: Proofs of Theorems. G. Complex Numbers. H: Answers to OddNumbered Exercises.
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