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Features the techniques, methods, and applications of calculus using real-world examples from business and economics as well as the life and social sciences
An introduction to differential and integral calculus, Fundamentals of Calculus presents key topics suited for a variety of readers in fields ranging from entrepreneurship and economics to environmental and social sciences.
Practical examples from a variety of subject areas are featured throughout each chapter and step-by-step explanations for the solutions are presented. Specific techniques are also applied to highlight important information in each section, including symbols interspersed throughout to further reader comprehension.
In addition, the book illustrates the elements of finite calculus with the varied formulas for power, quotient, and product rules that correlate markedly with traditional calculus. Featuring calculus as the "mathematics of change," each chapter concludes with a historical notes section.
Fundamentals of Calculus chapter coverage includes:
Linear Equations and Functions
Using the Derivative
Exponents and Logarithms
Functions of Several Variables
Series and Summations
Applications to Probability
Supplemented with online instructional support materials, Fundamentals of Calculus is an ideal textbook for undergraduate students majoring in business, economics, biology, chemistry, and environmental science.
1 Linear Equations and Functions
2 The Derivative
3 Using The Derivative
4 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
5 Techniques of Differentiation
6 Integral Calculus
7 Techniques of Integration
8 Functions of Several Variables
9 Series and Summations
10 Applications to Probability
Carla C. Morris :- PhD, is Assistant Professor of Mathematics in the Associate in Arts Program at the University of Delaware. A member of The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences and the Mathematical Association of America, Dr. Morris teaches courses ranging from college algebra to calculus and statistics.
Robert M. Stark :- PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the Departments of Mathematical Sciences and Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware. Dr. Stark's teaching and research interests include applied probability, mathematical optimization, operations research, and mathematics education.