Applied Calculus, Brief (Available 2010 Titles Enhanced Web Assign)

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This text for the one semester applied or business calculus course uses intriguing real-world applications to engage students' interest and show them the practical side of calculus. Many applications are financial or business related, but many applications in this text cover general-interest topics as well, including the growing population of Africa, the composition of the Supreme Court, water shortage, the fastest pitch in baseball, and pollution and the depletion of natural resources. The Fifth Edition maintains the hallmark features that have made Brief Applied Calculus so popular: contemporary and interesting applications; careful and effective use of technology, including integrated calculator coverage that is optional; constant pedagogical reinforcement through section summaries, chapter summaries, carefully annotated examples, and extra practice problems; and a variety of exercises and assignment options including exercise sets, projects, and essays.

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Dr. Berresford received his Ph.D. from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University and taught at the State University of New York at Purchase before joining the faculty at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University. Besides co-authoring four textbooks with Dr. Rockett, he has published papers in differential equations, linear programming, logic, and probability, and has received several teaching awards and the Distinguished Service Award from The Metropolitan New York Section of the Mathematical Association of America.

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We have chosen this edition of the book after previously using the earlier edition. The strengths of this book include: reading level, number of examples, varied exercises, good applications overall, use of technology, use of symbols, and terminology consistent with the goals of our course. Faculty Member, Johnson County Community College.

The coverage is better (clearer, succinct, to the point) than in our current text. The quality of the applications is excellent. I also really like the way the author treats the material in the highlighted (yellow) text boxes. Other texts use mathematical symbols and explanations the average student cannot follow. This text states topics like the product rule, the quotient rule, and the chain rule in an understandable way.Faculty Member, Kennesaw State University.

There are plenty of students who do not possess required algebra skills. I like the effort made in this book. Faculty Member, Northern Illinois University.

The level of the text, examples, and exercises make it an outstanding text. The visuals are A+, better than ours. Faculty Member, Polk Community College.

There is a limited amount of prose, which is good since the students do not read it. I like the authors' "be careful" admonitions, section summary, [and] careful derivations at the end of the sections. Clear explanations, rigor, well thought out examples, and good variety of exercises. Faculty Member, University of North Carolina.

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