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Reflecting Cengage Learning's commitment to offering value for students, these new hybrid versions feature the instructional presentation found in CALCULUS AN APPLIED APPROACH, Ninth Edition while delivering all of end-of-section exercises online in Enhanced WebAssign. Access to Enhanced WebAssign includes the premium eBook, giving you an interactive learning experience with the convenience of a text that is both brief and affordable. Designed specifically for business, economics, or life/social sciences majors, CALCULUS: AN APPLIED APPROACH, Ninth Edition, motivates your study while fostering understanding and mastery. The book emphasizes integrated and engaging applications that show you the real-world relevance of topics and concepts. Applied problems drawn from government sources, industry, current events, and other disciplines provide well-rounded examples and appeal to diverse interests. The Ninth Edition builds upon its applications emphasis through updated exercises and relevant examples. Pedagogical features--from algebra review to study tips--continue to provide you with extra guidance and practice.
About the Author
Dr. Ron Larson is a professor of mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University, where he has taught since 1970. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Colorado and is considered the pioneer of using multimedia to enhance the learning of mathematics, having authored over 30 software titles since 1990. Dr. Larson conducts numerous seminars and in-service workshops for math educators around the country about using computer technology as an instructional tool and motivational aid. He is the recipient of the 2013 Text and Academic Authors Association Award for CALCULUS, the 2012 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for CALCULUS: AN APPLIED APPROACH, the 2011 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for PRECALCULUS: REAL MATHEMATICS, REAL PEOPLE, and the 1996 Text and Academic Authors Association TEXTY Award for INTERACTIVE CALCULUS (a complete text on CD-ROM that was the first mainstream college textbook to be offered on the Internet). Dr. Larson authors numerous textbooks including the best-selling Calculus series published by Cengage Learning.
Table of Contents
1. FUNCTIONS, GRAPHS, AND LIMITS. The Cartesian Plane and the Distance Formula. Graphs of Equations. Lines in the Plane and Slope. Functions. Limits. Continuity. 2. DIFFERENTIATION. The Derivative and the Slope of a Graph. Some Rules for Differentiation. Rates of Change: Velocity and Marginals. The Product and Quotient Rules. The Chain Rule. Higher-Order Derivatives. Implicit Differentiation. Related Rates. 3. APPLICATIONS OF THE DERIVATIVE. Increasing and Decreasing Functions. Extrema and the First-Derivative Test. Concavity and the Second-Derivative Test. Optimization Problems. Business and Economics Applications. Asymptotes. Curve Sketching: A Summary. Differentials and Marginal Analysis. 4. EXPONENTIAL AND LOGARITHMIC FUNCTIONS. Exponential Functions. Natural Exponential Functions. Derivatives of Exponential Functions. Logarithmic Functions. Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions. Exponential Growth and Decay. 5. INTEGRATION AND ITS APPLICATIONS. Antiderivatives and Indefinite Integrals. Integration by Substitution and the General Power Rule. Exponential and Logarithmic Integrals. Area and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. The Area of a Region Bounded by Two Graphs. The Definite Integral as the Limit of a Sum. 6. TECHNIQUES OF INTEGRATION. Integration by Parts and Present Value. Integration Tables. Numerical Integration. Improper Integrals. 7. FUNCTIONS OF SEVERAL VARIABLES. The Three-Dimensional Coordinate System. Surfaces in Space. Functions of Several Variables. Partial Derivatives. Extrema of Functions of Two Variables. Lagrange Multipliers. Least Squares Regression Analysis. Double Integrals and Area in the Plane. Applications of Double Integrals. 8. TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS. Radian Measure of Angles. The Trigonometric Functions. Graphs of Trigonometric Functions. Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions. Integrals of Trigonometric Functions. 9. PROBABILITY AND CALCULUS. Discrete Probability. Continuous Random Variables. Expected Value and Variance. 10. SERIES AND TAYLOR POLYNOMIALS. Sequences. Series and Convergence. p-Series and the Ratio Test. Power Series and Taylor's Theorem. Taylor Polynomials. Newton's Method. 11. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. Solutions of Differential Equations. Separation of Variables. First-Order Linear Differential Equations. Applications of Differential Equations. APPENDIX A: PRECALCULUS REVIEW. The Real Number Line and Order. Absolute Value and Distance on the Real Number Line. Exponents and Radicals. Factoring Polynomials. Fractions and Rationalization. APPENDIX B: ALTERNATIVE INTRODUCTION TO THE FUNDAMENTAL THEOREM OF CALCULUS. APPENDIX C: FORMULAS.
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