We have significantly revised this edition of Thomas‘ Calculus to meet the changing needs of today’s instructors and students. The result is a book with more examples, more midlevel exercises, more figures, better conceptual flow, and increased clarity and precision. As with previous editions, this new edition provides a modem introduction to calculus that supports conceptual understanding but retains the essential elements of a traditional course. These enhancements are closely tied to an expanded version for this text of MyMathLab® (discussed further on), providing additional support for students and flexibility for instructors.
Many of our students were exposed to the terminology and computational aspects of calculus during high school. Despite this familiarity, students’ algebra and trigonometry skills often hinder their success in the college calculus sequence. With this text, we have sought to balance the students’ prior experience with calculus with the algebraic skill development they may still need, all without undermining or derailing their confidence. We have taken care to provide enough review material, fully stepped-out solutions, and exercises to support complete understanding for students of all levels.
We encourage students to think beyond memorizing formulas and to generalize concepts as they are introduced. Our hope is that after taking calculus, students will be confident in their problem-solving and reasoning abilities. Mastering a beautiful subject with practical applications to the world is its own reward, but the real gift is the ability to think and generalize. We intend this book to provide support and encouragement for both.
2. Limits and Continuity
4. Applications of Derivatives
6. Applications of Definite Integrals
7. Transcendental Functions
8. Techniques of Integration
9. First-Order Differential Equations
10. Infinite Sequences and Series
11. Parametric Equations and Polar Coordinates
12. Vectors and the Geometry of Space
13. Vector-Valued Functions and Motion in Space
14. Partial Derivatives
15. Multiple Integrals
16. Integration in Vector Fields
17. Second-Order Differential Equations
Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises
A Brief Table of Integrals
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