For the 7th Edition of CALCULUS OF A SINGLE VARIABLE: EARLY TRANSCENDENTAL FUNCTIONS, the companion website LarsonCalculus.com offers free access to multiple tools and resources to supplement your learning. Steppedout solution videos with instruction are available at CalcView.com for selected exercises throughout the text. The website CalcChat.com presents free solutions to oddnumbered exercises in the text. The site currently has over 1 million hits per month, so the authors analyzed these hits to see which exercise solutions you were accessing most often. They revised and refined the exercise sets based on this analysis. The result is the only calculus book on the market that uses real data about its exercises to address your needs.
1. PREPARATION FOR CALCULUS.
Graphs and Models. Linear Models and Rates of Change. Functions and Their Graphs. Fitting Models to Data. Inverse Functions. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions. Review Exercises. P.S. Problem Solving.
2. LIMITS AND THEIR PROPERTIES.
A Preview of Calculus. Finding Limits Graphically and Numerically. Evaluating Limits Analytically. Continuity and OneSided Limits. Infinite Limits. Section Project: Graphs and Limits of Trigonometric Functions. Review Exercises. P.S. Problem Solving.
3. DIFFERENTIATION.
The Derivative and the Tangent Line Problem. Basic Differentiation Rules and Rates of Change. Product and Quotient Rules and HigherOrder Derivatives. The Chain Rule. Implicit Differentiation. Section Project: Optical Illusions. Derivatives of Inverse Functions, Related Rates. Newton's Method. Review Exercises. P.S. Problem Solving.
4. APPLICATIONS OF DIFFERENTIATION.
Extrema on an Interval. Rolle's Theorem and the Mean Value Theorem. Increasing and Decreasing Functions and the First Derivative Test. Section Project: Rainbows. Concavity and the Second Derivative Test. Limits at Infinity. A Summary of Curve Sketching. Optimization Problems. Section Project: Connecticut River. Differentials. Review Exercises. P.S. Problem Solving.
5. INTEGRATION.
Antiderivatives and Indefinite Integration. Area. Riemann Sums and Definite Integrals. The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Section Project: Demonstrating the Fundamental Theorem. Integration by Substitution. Numerical Integration. The Natural Logarithmic Function: Integration. Inverse Trigonometric Functions: Integration. Hyperbolic Functions. Section Project: St. Louis Arch. Review Exercises. P.S. Problem Solving.
6. DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS.
Slope Fields and Euler's Method. Differential Equations: Growth and Decay. Differential Equations: Separation of Variables. The Logistic Equation. FirstOrder Linear Differential Equations. Section Project: Weight Loss. PredatorPrey Differential Equations. Review Exercises. P.S. Problem Solving.
7. APPLICATIONS OF INTEGRATION.
Area of a Region Between Two Curves. Volume: The Disk Method. Volume: The Shell Method. Section Project: Saturn. Arc Length and Surfaces of Revolution. Work. Section Project: Tidal Energy. Moments, Centers of Mass, and Centroids. Fluid Pressure and Fluid Force. Review Exercises. P.S. Problem Solving.
8. INTEGRATION TECHNIQUES, L'HOPITAL'S RULE, AND IMPROPER INTEGRALS.
Basic Integration Rules. Integration by Parts. Trigonometric Integrals. Section Project: Power Lines. Trigonometric Substitution. Partial Fractions. Integration by Tables and Other Integration Techniques. Indeterminate Forms and L'Hopital's Rule. Improper Integrals. Review Exercises. P.S. Problem Solving.
9. INFINITE SERIES.
Sequences. Series and Convergence. Section Project: Cantor's Disappearing Table. The Integral Test and pSeries. Section Project: The Harmonic Series. Comparisons of Series. Section Project: Solera Method. Alternating Series. The Ratio and Root Tests. Taylor Polynomials and Approximations. Power Series. Representation of Functions by Power Series. Taylor and Maclaurin Series. Review Exercises. P.S. Problem Solving.
10. CONICS, PARAMETRIC EQUATIONS, AND POLAR COORDINATES.
Conics and Calculus. Plane Curves and Parametric Equations. Section Project: Cycloids. Parametric Equations and Calculus. Polar Coordinates and Polar Graphs. Section Project: Anamorphic Art. Area and Arc Length in Polar Coordinates. Polar Equations of Conics and Kepler's Laws. Review Exercises. P.S. Problem Solving.
Appendix A: Proofs of Selected Theorems (Online).
Appendix B: Integration Tables.
Appendix C: Precalculus Review (Online).
Appendix C1: Real Numbers and the Real Number Line.
Appendix C2: The Cartesian Plane.
Appendix C3: Review of Trigonometric Functions.
Appendix D: Rotation and the General SecondDegree Equation (Online).
Appendix E: Complex Numbers (Online).

Ron Larson
Dr. Ron Larson is a professor of mathematics at the Pennsylvania State University, where he has taught since 1970. He is considered the pioneer of using multimedia to enhance the learning of mathematics, having authored more than 30 software titles since 1990. Dr. Larson has also written numerous acclaimed textbooks, including the bestselling Calculus Series published by Cengage. He is the recipient of the 2017 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for PRECALCULUS, the 2018 Text and Academic Authors Association TEXTY Award for CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTAL FUNCTIONS and the 2017 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for CALCULUS. He also received the 1996 Text and Academic Authors Association TEXTY Award for INTERACTIVE CALCULUS  a complete text on CDROM that was the first mainstream college textbook to be offered on the internet.

Bruce H. Edwards
Dr. Bruce H. Edwards is professor of mathematics at the University of Florida. Dr. Edwards received his B.S. in mathematics from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in mathematics from Dartmouth College. He taught mathematics at a university near Bogotá, Colombia, as a Peace Corps volunteer. While teaching at the University of Florida, Dr. Edwards has received many teaching awards, including Teacher of the Year in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences Student Council Teacher of the Year and the University of Florida Honors Program Teacher of the Year. He was recognized by the Office of Alumni Affairs as the Distinguished Alumni Professor for 19911993. Dr. Edwards has taught a variety of mathematics courses at the University of Florida, from firstyear calculus to graduatelevel classes in algebra and numerical analysis. He is also a frequent speaker at research conferences and meetings of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. He has coauthored a wide range of awardwinning mathematics textbooks with Dr. Ron Larson.

Steppedout solution videos with instruction are available at CalcView.com for selected exercises throughout the text. The selected textbook exercises will have a QR code next to the exercise number for easy access via a smart phone.

More conceptual exercises have been added to help students better understand the concepts being taught in each section.

The Section Projects have been carefully and extensively examined to ensure they are rigorous and relevant. The authors have added and revised a number of these projects.

LarsonCalculus.com – The authors created a free website hosting valuable resources. At this website, students can access the following: Proof Videos – Watch coauthor Bruce Edwards present theorems and explain their proofs. Calculus Videos – Watch Dana Mosely explain concepts of calculus. Interactive Examples – Explore examples using Wolfram’s free CDF player (plugin required). Rotatable Graphs – View and rotate threedimensional graphs using Wolfram’s free CDF player (plugin required).

HOW DO YOU SEE IT? Exercises  The How Do You See It? exercise in each section presents a problem that students will solve by visual inspection using the concepts learned in the lesson.

Remarks  These hints and tips can be used to reinforce or expand upon concepts, help students learn how to study mathematics, caution them about common errors, address special cases, or show alternative or additional steps to a solution of an example.

Exercise Sets  The exercise sets have been carefully and extensively reviewed to ensure they are rigorous and relevant with thorough topic coverage. Multistep, reallife exercises reinforce problemsolving skills and mastery of concepts by letting you apply the concepts in reallife situations. Putnam Exam questions appear in selected sections to push the limits of students’ understanding of calculus. Graphing technology exercises for students to make us of a graphing utility to help find solutions.

WebAssign Course: The Larson WebAssign course has over 3,900 textbook questions drawn from the book, that offer more coverage of problems and topics than most online homework programs for Calculus. The WebAssign course for Larson CALCULUS will present numerous sectionlevel video lessons by Dana Mosely and animated tutorials. In addition to these assets, the course includes exerciselevel features: Read It, Watch It, Master It, and Talk to a Tutor links. These tools benefit students with varied learning styles to ensure they get the most out of their online learning experience.

Graded Homework Exercises: Online homework and tests are evaluated using powerful Maple software to ensure mathematical accuracy. Instructors control point values, weighting grades, and whether or not an item is graded. An electronic gradebook helps instructors manage course information easily and can be exported to other files, such as Excel.
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