Bundle: Essential Calculus + EWA Notification Card 6 Months
Edition 1st edition
Publication Date 1 Jan 2012
OverviewThis book is for instructors who think that most calculus textbooks are too long. In writing the book, James Stewart asked himself: What is essential for a three-semester calculus course for scientists and engineers? Essential Calculus, Second Edition, offers a concise approach to teaching calculus that focuses on major concepts, and supports those concepts with precise definitions, patient explanations, and carefully graded problems. The book is only 900 pages - two-thirds the size of Stewart's other calculus texts, and yet it contains almost all of the same topics. The author achieved this relative brevity primarily by condensing the exposition and by putting some of the features on the book's website, www.StewartCalculus.com. Despite the more compact size, the book has a modern flavor, covering technology and incorporating material to promote conceptual understanding, though not as prominently as in Stewart's other books. Essential Calculus features the same attention to detail, eye for innovation, and meticulous accuracy that have made Stewart's textbooks the best-selling calculus texts in the world. New to this Edition The book begins with four diagnostic tests in Basic Algebra, Analytic Geometry, Functions, and Trigonometry. These tests address the gaps in many students' prerequisite skills--and help them start the course with confidence - by giving them opportunities to get up to speed or brush up. Some material has been rewritten for greater clarity or for better motivation. Based on reviewers' suggestions, a new section on surface area has been added to Chapter 7, "Applications of Integration." Updated data in examples and exercises assures that the book maintains its currency and relevance. More than 35% of the exercises are new, providing instructors with new assignment options, and students with an abundance of practice opportunities. Enhanced WebAssign® for Stewart's ESSENTIAL CALCULUS, 2nd Edition--which combines the mathematics content in this text with the most powerful online homework solution, WebAssign--is enhanced with new features and functions. These include Enhanced Feedback for incorrect problems, Visualizing Calculus modules and animations, Lecture Video Problems, and a Show Your Work feature that gives you the option of seeing students' detailed solutions. Plus, Cengage YouBook, a Flash-based eBook version of the text that is interactive and customizable, is fully integrated into Enhanced WebAssign. Many new/updated/revised example problems have been added in each chapter; some are based on actual structures and photos have been added where appropriate.