Language : English
Published : 2011-02-01
Calculus: Early Transcendental Functions 4th Edition
Students who have used Smith/Minton’s Calculus say it was easier to read than any other math book they’ve used. That testimony underscores the success of the authors’ approach, which combines the best elements of reform with the most reliable aspects of mainstream calculus teaching, resulting in a motivating, challenging book. Smith/Minton also provide exceptional, reality-based applications that appeal to students’ interests and demonstrate the elegance of math in the world around us. New features include: * A new organization placing all transcendental functions early in the book and consolidating the introduction to L’H�pital’s Rule in a single section. * More concisely written explanations in every chapter. * Many new exercises (for a total of 7,000 throughout the book) that require additional rigor not found in the 2nd Edition. * New exploratory exercises in every section that challenge students to synthesize key concepts to solve intriguing projects. * New commentaries (“Beyond Formulas”) that encourage students to think mathematically beyond the procedures they learn. * New counterpoints to the historical notes, “Today in Mathematics,” that stress the contemporary dynamism of mathematical research and applications, connecting past contributions to the present. * An enhanced discussion of differential equations and additional applications of vector calculus.
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The new Mathematics General syllabus describes two pathways that start in Year 11. Even though both pathways share a common Preliminary course, students taking each pathway have specific learning needs, so we have published two levels of text for both Years 11 and 12. First published in 2000 and revised in 2009, New Century Maths 11 (Pathway 2) has been revised again for the new Mathematics General course commencing in NSW in 2013. This book is produced especially for students who have completed some or all of Stage 5.2(especially in algebra and trigonometry), and are heading towards the Mathematics General 2 HSC course in Year 12, ATAR and university study. This is the more traditional and academic pathway of the updated course. The printed book is supported by an interactive NelsonNetBook version of the text. Students and teachers will have access to a range of useful resources on the password-protected NelsonNet website. To download a sample chapter, Driving safely, click the Download Sample Material button. The corresponding Year 12 text, New Century Maths 12 General Mathematics 2 HSC Course, will be available in mid 2013. Please visit www.newcenturymaths.com.au for updates or contact your local sales representative for more details.
Soo Tan’s APPLIED CALCULUS FOR THE MANAGERIAL, LIFE, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, Ninth Edition balances applications, pedagogy, and technology to provide readers with the context they need to stay motivated and interested in the material. Accessible for majors and non-majors alike, the book uses an intuitive approach that introduces abstract concepts through examples drawn from common, real-life experiences and numerous fields of interest to which readers can relate. Insightful Portfolios highlight the careers of real people and discuss how they incorporate math into their daily professional activities. Numerous exercises ensure that readers have a solid understanding of concepts before advancing to the next topic. Algebra review notes, keyed to the review chapter Preliminaries, appear where and when readers need them. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
About the Author
Soo T. Tan has published numerous papers in Optimal Control Theory and Numerical Analysis. He received his S.B. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his M.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. “One of the most important lessons I learned from my early experience teaching these courses is that many of the students come into these courses with some degree of apprehension. This awareness led to the intuitive approach I have adopted in all of my texts.”
This book, designed for a two-semester course on Engineering Mathematics, presents concepts in adequate depth using step-by-step problem solving approach. Enriched with a plethora of solved examples, practice problems and engineering applications, it offers a unique combination of theory and practice in a lucid and user-friendly manner.