This text addresses the needs of students in the biological sciences by teaching calculus in a biological context without reducing the course level. It is a calculus text, written so that a math professor without a biology background can teach from it successfully. New concepts are introduced in a three step manner. First, a biological example motivates the topic; second, the topic is then developed

via a simple mathematical example; and third the concept is tied to deeper biological examples. This allows students: to see why a concept is important; to understand how to use the concept computationally; to make sure that they can apply the concept.

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- NEW--Stronger biology focus in Calculus I.
- Enables students to learn the material in the context of their major.

- NEW--Discrete time models, sequences and difference equations chapter added. (New Chapter 2).
- Introduces students to exponential growth decay, sequences and population models.

- Allows for earlier introduction of biological examples.
- NEW--Statistics and probability chapter substantially enlarged.
- Enables students to become better trained quantitively.

- NEW--50-70% increase in problems in first 6 chapters (Calculus I).
- Provides students with up-to-date problems that apply to their field.

- NEW--Section on translating word problems into graphs.
- Provides students with graphing and basic transformations of function information, as well as guidelines for translating word problems into graphs.

- Calculus taught in the context of biology--Not watered down, as in many of the brief calculus versions.
- Enables instructors without a biology background to use the text successfully. Enables students to acquire a firm foundation in calculus to apply calculus concepts to problems in the biological sciences.

- Less emphasis on integration techniques and more coverage of differential equations and systems of differential equations.
- Provides students with a discussion that includes both solution methods, and, to a larger extent, a qualitative discussion.

- Examples worked out in step-by-step detail--Each subsection contains examples which increase in difficulty. The examples are completely worked out with a lot of detail on how one step follows from the previous--unlike in other calculus texts which often simply provide lengthy calculations without explanations.
- A variety of problems after each section--The problems start out as drill problems. These are followed by increasingly harder, more conceptual problems. Finally, word problems tie the concepts into biology.

This text addresses the needs of students in the biological sciences by teaching calculus in a biological context without reducing the course level. It is a calculus text, written so that a math professor without a biology background can teach from it successfully. New concepts are introduced in a three step manner. First, a biological example motivates the topic; second, the topic is then developed via a simple mathematical example; and third the concept is tied to deeper biological examples. This allows students: to see why a concept is important; to understand how to use the concept computationally; to make sure that they can apply the concept.

Features

- NEW--Stronger biology focus in Calculus I.
- Enables students to learn the material in the context of their major.

- NEW--Discrete time models, sequences and difference equations chapter added. (New Chapter 2).
- Introduces students to exponential growth decay, sequences and population models.

- Allows for earlier introduction of biological examples.
- NEW--Statistics and probability chapter substantially enlarged.
- Enables students to become better trained quantitively.

- NEW--50-70% increase in problems in first 6 chapters (Calculus I).
- Provides students with up-to-date problems that apply to their field.

- NEW--Section on translating word problems into graphs.
- Provides students with graphing and basic transformations of function information, as well as guidelines for translating word problems into graphs.

- Calculus taught in the context of biology--Not watered down, as in many of the brief calculus versions.
- Enables instructors without a biology background to use the text successfully. Enables students to acquire a firm foundation in calculus to apply calculus concepts to problems in the biological sciences.

- Less emphasis on integration techniques and more coverage of differential equations and systems of differential equations.
- Provides students with a discussion that includes both solution methods, and, to a larger extent, a qualitative discussion.

- Examples worked out in step-by-step detail--Each subsection contains examples which increase in difficulty. The examples are completely worked out with a lot of detail on how one step follows from the previous--unlike in other calculus texts which often simply provide lengthy calculations without explanations.
- A variety of problems after each section--The problems start out as drill problems. These are followed by increasingly harder, more conceptual problems. Finally, word problems tie the concepts into biology.

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