Single Variable Calculus: Concepts and Contexts, Enhanced Edition,
4th Edition

James Stewart

ISBN-13: 9781337687805 | ISBN-10: 1337687804

Copyright 2019

| Published 2018

| 1152 pages

List Price USD $249.95


Offering a more robust WebAssign course, Stewart's SINGLE VARIABLE CALCULUS: CONCEPTS AND CONTEXTS, ENHANCED EDITION, 4th Edition, offers a streamlined approach to teaching calculus, focusing on major concepts and supporting those with precise definitions, patient explanations, and carefully graded problems. SINGLE VARIABLE CALCULUS: CONCEPTS AND CONTEXTS, is highly regarded because this text offers a balance of theory and conceptual work to satisfy more progressive programs as well as those who are more comfortable teaching in a more traditional fashion.

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The late James Stewart received his M.S. from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He did research at the University of London and was influenced by the famous mathematician George Polya at Stanford University. Stewart was most recently Professor of Mathematics at McMaster University, and his research field was harmonic analysis. Stewart was the author of a best-selling calculus textbook series published by Cengage Learning, including CALCULUS, CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS, and CALCULUS: CONCEPTS AND CONTEXTS, as well as a series of precalculus texts.

  • The updated WebAssign course features the interactive MindTap reader, new animations, lecture videos and more.
  • DIAGNOSTIC TESTS: Four diagnostic tests in the beginning of the book gauge students’ proficiency in Basic Algebra, Analytic Geometry, Functions, and Trigonometry. Answers are provided, and students who don't do well are referred to where they should seek help.
  • Explore It interactive modules in WebAssign engage students and develop conceptual understanding. Students learn the concept, watch a video, explore and test the concept, and discover when they would use it.
  • The new loose-leaf version of the text and Cengage Unlimited offer more affordable options for students.
  • GRADED HOMEWORK EXERCISES. Each exercise set is carefully graded, progressing from basic conceptual exercises and skill-development problems to more challenging problems involving applications and proofs.
  • INSTRUCTOR RESOURCE GUIDE WITH SOLUTIONS. The instructor's resource guide contains an abundance of resources keyed to the textbook by chapter and section, including diagnostic tests, chapter summaries, teaching strategies, chapter tests and final exams, and more.
  • CONCEPTUAL EXERCISES. The most important way to foster conceptual understanding is through assigned problems. Stewart Concepts offers various types of problems, including explanations/mathematical writing problems, use of graphs and tables, Concept Checks, and True/False quizzes in the review sections.
  • REAL-WORLD DATA. Interesting real-world data gathered from a variety of contemporary sources introduces, motivates, and illustrates the concepts of calculus.

Table of Contents

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To the Student.
Diagnostic Tests.
A Preview of Calculus.
Four Ways to Represent a Function. Mathematical Models: A Catalog of Essential Functions. New Functions from Old Functions. Graphing Calculators and Computers. Exponential Functions. Inverse Functions and Logarithms. Parametric Curves. Laboratory Project: Running Circles around Circles. Review. Principles of Problem Solving.
The Tangent and Velocity Problems. The Limit of a Function. Calculating Limits Using the Limit Laws. Continuity. Limits Involving Infinity. Derivatives and Rates of Change. Writing Project: Early Methods for Finding Tangents. The Derivative as a Function. What Does f  Say about f ? Review. Focus on Problem Solving.
Derivatives of Polynomials and Exponential Functions. Applied Project: Building a Better Roller Coaster. The Product and Quotient Rules. Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions. The Chain Rule. Laboratory Project: Bézier Curves. Applied Project: Where Should a Pilot Start Descent? Implicit Differentiation. Inverse Trigonometric Functions and their Derivatives. Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions. Discovery Project: Hyperbolic Functions. Rates of Change in the Natural and Social Sciences. Linear Approximations and Differentials. Laboratory Project: Taylor Polynomials. Review. Focus on Problem Solving.
Related Rates. Maximum and Minimum Values. Applied Project: The Calculus of Rainbows. Derivatives and the Shapes of Curves. Graphing with Calculus and Calculators. Indeterminate Forms and l'Hospital's Rule. Writing Project: The Origins of l'Hospital's Rule. Optimization Problems. Applied Project: The Shape of a Can. Newton's Method. Antiderivatives. Review. Focus on Problem Solving.
Areas and Distances. The Definite Integral. Evaluating Definite Integrals. Discovery Project: Area Functions. The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Writing Project: Newton, Leibniz, and the Invention of Calculus. The Substitution Rule. Integration by Parts. Additional Techniques of Integration. Integration Using Tables and Computer Algebra Systems. Discovery Project: Patterns in Integrals. Approximate Integration. Improper Integrals. Review. Focus on Problem Solving.
More about Areas. Volumes. Discovery Project: Rotating on a Slant. Volumes by Cylindrical Shells. Arc Length. Discovery Project: Arc Length Contest. Average Value of a Function. Applied Project: Where to Sit at the Movies. Applications to Physics and Engineering. Discovery Project: Complementary Coffee Cups. Applications to Economics and Biology. Probability. Review. Focus on Problem Solving.
Modeling with Differential Equations. Direction Fields and Euler's Method. Separable Equations. Applied Project: How Fast Does a Tank Drain? Applied Project: Which Is Faster, Going Up or Coming Down? Exponential Growth and Decay. Applied Project: Calculus and Baseball. The Logistic Equation. Predator-Prey Systems. Review. Focus on Problem Solving.
Sequences. Laboratory Project: Logistic Sequences. Series. The Integral and Comparison Tests; Estimating Sums. Other Convergence Tests. Power Series. Representations of Functions as Power Series. Taylor and Maclaurin Series. Laboratory Project: An Elusive Limit. Writing Project: How Newton Discovered the Binomial Series. Applications of Taylor Polynomials. Applied Project: Radiation from the Stars. Review. Focus on Problem Solving.
A. Intervals, Inequalities, and Absolute Values.
B. Coordinate Geometry.
C. Trigonometry.
D. Precise Definitions of Limits.
E. A Few Proofs.
F. Sigma Notation.
G. Integration of Rational Functions by Partial Fractions.
H. Polar Coordinates.
I. Complex Numbers.
J. Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises.

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Complete Solutions Manual (Chapters 1-8)

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Student Solutions Manual (Chapters 1-8)

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Study Guide for Stewart’s Single Variable Calculus: Concepts and Contexts, Enhanced Edition, 4th

Contains key concepts, skills to master, a brief discussion of the ideas of the section, and worked-out examples with tips on how to find the solution.

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