Calculus, Second Edition: The Language of Change

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Calculus: The Language of Change is the second edition of the materials formerly called Calculus Using Mathematica. The second edition is intended for students training for technical careers in areas from modern finance to engineering. The text provides core material in calculus, making full use of modern computing to accelerate learning of important topics. There are new drill exercises, and the book includes Maple V as well as Mathematica (Version 2.3) to give students basic proficiency in using either application. The author continues to emphasize thorough grounding in limits, derivatives, and integrals, especially in engineering applications. Materials include the core text, a softbound book of student projects, and a computer CD. The CD contains Mathematica 3.0 notebooks and Maple Version 4 worksheets that are fully integrated with the text. In addition, the CD contains some optional text topics and a background book explaining the theory behind calculus.

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* Presents a reformed curriculum aimed at showing students why calculus is important in their area of interest
* Offers fully integrated computing with either Mathematica 3.0 or Maple Version 4
* Provides a lean core text accompanied by a wide choice of realistic student projects
* Gives students a proven modern curriculum that trains them to use computers and prepares them for later courses
* Provides intuitive development in the text, emphasizing approximation and computation
* Offers a mathematical background in CD theory text

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In 1995, Dr. Keith D. Stroyan was presented with one of two annual teaching awards given by the University of Iowa. He also received the 1996 Council on Teaching Award. His publications include research monographs, undergraduate level texts, and 23 scholarly articles. Dr. Stroyan has also developed numerous educational software packages for undergraduates. He received his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology and his B.S. from Drexel University, where he graduated first in his class in the college of science.

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