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Brief Calculus and Its Applications

Brief Calculus and Its Applications - 8th edition

Brief Calculus and Its Applications - 8th edition

ISBN13: 9780130797674

ISBN10: 0130797677

Brief Calculus and Its Applications by Larry J. Goldstein, David C. Lay and David I. Schneider - ISBN 9780130797674
Edition: 8TH 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
International: No
Brief Calculus and Its Applications by Larry J. Goldstein, David C. Lay and David I. Schneider - ISBN 9780130797674

ISBN13: 9780130797674

ISBN10: 0130797677

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Once again, these extremely readable, highly regarded, and widely adopted texts present innovative ways for applying calculus to real-world situations in the business, economics, life science, and social science disciplines. The texts' straightforward, engaging approach fosters the growth of both the student's mathematical maturity and his/her appreciation for the usefulness of mathematics. The authors' "tried and true" formula pairing substantial amounts of graphical analysis and informal geometric proofs with an abundance of hands-on exercises has proven to be tremendously successful with both students and instructors. What would the benefit to your students be of using a text which blends practical applications with mathematical concepts?


  • NEW - Details the ways in which technology can be used to foster understanding of several topics while it facilitates computation.
  • NEW - Ends each chapter with a Review of Fundamental Concepts, helping students focus on the chapter's key points.
  • NEW - Places greater emphasis on the significance of differential equations in applications involving exponential functions.
  • NEW - Customized calculus software is available through the study guide.
  • NEW - Companion website supports and extends the materials presented in the text.
  • NEW - All graphs of functions have been redrawn using Mathematicia.
  • Reinforces class lessons with carefully designed exercise sets, and challenges students to make their own connections.
  • Minimizes prerequisites, allowing those who have forgotten much of their high school mathematics to start anew with this self-contained material.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Calculus and Its Applications, 8 edition consists of Chapters 0-12. Brief Calculus and Its Applications, 8 edition consists of Chapters 0-8.)


0. Functions

Functions and Their Graphs.
Some Important Functions.
The Algebra of Functions.
Zeros of Functions.
The Quadratic Formula and Factoring.
Exponents and Power Functions.
Functions and Graphs in Applications.

1. The Derivative

The Slope of a Straight Line.
The Slope of a Curve at a Point.
The Derivative.
Limits and the Derivative.
Differentiability and Continuity.
Some Rules for Differentiation.
More About Derivatives.
The Derivative as a Rate of Change.

2. Applications of the Derivative

Describing Graphs of Functions.
The First and Second Derivative Rules.
Curve Sketching (Introduction.) Curve Sketching (Conclusion.) Optimization Problems.
Further Optimization Problems.
Applications of Calculus to Business and Economics.

3. Techniques of Differentiation

The Product and Quotient Rules.
The Chain Rule and the General Power Rule.
Implicit Differentiation and Related Rates.

4. The Exponential and Natural Logarithm Functions

Exponential Functions.
The Exponential Function.
Differentiation of Exponential Functions.
The Natural Logarithm Function.
The Derivative of ln x.
Properties of the Natural Logarithm Function.

5. Applications of the Exponential and Natural Logarithm Functions

Exponential Growth and Decay.
Compound Interest.
Applications of the Natural Logarithm Function to Economics.
Further Exponential Models.

6. The Definite Integral

Areas and Reimann Sums.
Definite Integrals and the Fundamental Theorem.
Areas in the xy-Plane.
Applications of the Definite Integral.

7. Functions of Several Variables

Examples of Functions of Several Variables.
Partial Derivatives.
Maxima and Minima of Functions of Several Variables.
Lagrange Multipliers and Constrained Optimization.
The Method of Least Squares.
Double Integrals.

8. The Trigonometric Functions

Radian Measure of Angles.
The Sine and the Cosine.
Differentiation of sin t and cos t.
The Tangent and Other Trigonometric Functions.

9. Techniques of Integration

Integration by Substitution.
Integration by Parts.
Evaluation of Definite Integrals.
Approximation of Definite Integrals.
Some Applications of the Integral.
Improper Integrals.

10. Differential Equations

Solutions of Differential Equations.
Separation of Variables.
Numerical Solution of Differential Equations.
Qualitative Theory of Differential Equations.
Applications of Differential Equations.

11. Taylor Polynomials and Infinite Series

Taylor Polynomials.
The Newton-Raphson Algorithm.
Infinite Series.
Series with Positive Terms.
Taylor Series.

12. Probability and Calculus

Discrete Random Variables.
Continuous Random Variables.
Expected Value and Variance.
Exponential and Normal Random Variables.
Poisson and Geometric Random Variables.

Appendix A. Calculus and the TI-82 Calculator.
Appendix B. Calculus and the TI-83 Calculator.
Appendix C. Calculus and the TI-85 Calculator.
Appendix D. Calculus and the TI-86 Calculator.
Appendix E. Areas Under the Standard Normal Curve.

Answers to Exercises.