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Conversational Calculus

Conversational Calculus - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0201199178

Cover of Conversational Calculus 98 (ISBN 978-0201199178)
ISBN13: 978-0201199178
ISBN10: 0201199173
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
Published: 1998
International: No

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Conversational Calculus - 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0201199178

David Cohen

ISBN13: 978-0201199178
ISBN10: 0201199173
Edition: 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
Published: 1998
International: No
Summary

This calculus reform text requires no special advanced training on an instructor's part and needs no supplementary manuals to use. The text's "calculus-as-a-foreign-language" approach, using immersion, reading, and writing, promotes mathematical literacy and comprehension. Highly accessible and diverse "conversations" allow the text to be customized for business, science, prehealth, humanities, social science, or mathematics majors, and for classes at any level.

FEATURES:

  • Students are immersed in the language of calculus, beginning with basic syntax and vocabulary.
  • Essential ideas, such as derivative, integral, the fundamental theorem, and Newton's quotient are introduced in the first few pages.
  • The first part of the text focuses on building the vocabulary (ideas) of calculus.
  • The second part of the text focuses on applying, exploring, and expanding on the vocabulary through "conversations," which may be used as group or individual projects.
  • Differential equations are introduced early.
  • The software programs Graph (grapher) and Slinky (differential equations solver) are available free of charge via the Web site.

Table of Contents

Volume 2

Chapter 1: Words

Space
Time
Infinity
Conversation: In The Shower
Conversation: Rabbits and Foxes
Conversation: Achilles and the Tortoise

Chapter 2: Pictures

Picturing Space
Picturing Time
Picturing Infinity
Conversation: Wind Chill
Conversation: Pests
Conversation: Building A Calculator

Chapter 3: Formulas

Formulas for Space
Formulas for Time
Formulas for Infinity
Conversation: The Pendulum
Conversation: The Bell Curve
Conversation: Nature and the Square Root of Pi

Chapter 4: Numbers

Numbers in Space
Infinity with Numbers
Numbers in Time
Conversation: Space, Time, and Infinity
Conversations
The Aesthetics of Calculus
Global Warming
Heat in Space
Heat in Time
Heat with Infinity
Hidden Barriers
How to Integrate
Labor and Capital
The Mandelbrot Set
Remapping the Plane
Running the Federal Reserve
Stereograms
War and Peace
What to Do? What to Do?
When Are Infinite Sums Finite?
When Do Infinite Sums Exist?
Your Own Conversation


Appendices
Algebra and Geometry in One Page
Trigonometry in One Page
Calculus in Two Pages
A Table of Integrals
Answers, Notes, and Hints

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