8th Edition

James Stewart, Lothar Redlin, Saleem Watson

ISBN-13: 9798214033631
Copyright 2024 | Published
1088 pages | List Price: USD $233.95

This best-selling author team explains concepts simply and clearly, without glossing over difficult points. Problem solving and mathematical modeling are introduced early and reinforced throughout, providing students with a solid foundation in the principles of mathematical thinking. Comprehensive and evenly paced, the book provides complete coverage of the function concept, and integrates a significant amount of graphing calculator material to help students develop insight into mathematical ideas. The authors’ attention to detail and clarity, the same as found in James Stewart’s market-leading Calculus text, is what makes this text the market leader.


1. Fundamentals.
2. Functions.
3. Polynomial and Rational Functions.
4. Exponential and Logarithmic Functions.
5. Trigonometric Functions: Unit Circle Approach.
6. Trigonometric Functions: Right Triangle Approach.
7. Analytic Trigonometry.
8. Polar Coordinates, Parametric Equations, and Vectors.
9. Systems of Equations and Inequalities.
10. Conic Sections.
11. Sequences and Series.
12. Limits: A Preview of Calculus.

  • James Stewart

    The late James Stewart received his M.S. from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He conducted research at the University of London and was influenced by the famous mathematician George Polya at Stanford University. Dr. Stewart most recently served as a professor of mathematics at McMaster University, and his research focused on harmonic analysis. Dr. Stewart authored a best-selling calculus textbook series, including CALCULUS, CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS and CALCULUS: CONCEPTS AND CONTEXTS as well as a series of successful precalculus texts.

  • Lothar Redlin

    The late Lothar Redlin grew up on Vancouver Island, received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Victoria, and a Ph.D. from McMaster University in 1978. He subsequently did research and taught at the University of Washington, the University of Waterloo, and California State University, Long Beach. He was most recently Professor of Mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University, Abington Campus. His research field was topology.

  • Saleem Watson

    Saleem Watson received his Bachelor of Science degree from Andrews University in Michigan. He did graduate studies at Dalhousie University and McMaster University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1978. He subsequently did research at the Mathematics Institute of the University of Warsaw in Poland. He also taught at The Pennsylvania State University. He is currently Professor of Mathematics at California State University, Long Beach. His research field is functional analysis. Watson is a co-author on Stewart's best-selling Calculus franchise.

  • NEW EXERCISES HELP STUDENTS DEVELOP IMPORTANT PROBLEM-SOLVING SKILLS: New Problem-Solving exercises in most sections highlight and apply a specific problem-solving principle from the prologue. More than 20% of the overall exercises are new to this edition.

  • NEW REVIEW MATERIAL REINFORCES STUDENT UNDERSTANDING: Updated, effective review material at the end of most chapters now includes a matching exercise to reinforce the fundamental relationship between graphs and equations. This important review also includes a summary of properties and formulas. In addition, a Concept Check provides a step-by-step review of all of the main concepts and applications from the chapter.

  • NEW DISCOVERY PROJECTS GUIDE STUDENTS IN APPLYING THE CONCEPTS THEY'VE MASTERED: Several new Discovery Projects in this edition feature applications or extensions of the concepts that students have just studied in the text. Discover/Discuss/Prove/Write problems at the end of every section encourage students to develop and strengthen their conceptual, critical-thinking and writing skills.

  • NEW REMEDIAL SUPPORT PREPARES STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS: Revisions throughout Chapter 1 review fundamentals while WebAssign digital resources provide prerequisite support to address readiness gaps, including the College Math Readiness Bootcamp and Just-in-Time review exercises. This edition also offers an expanded Geometry Review appendix that now highlights main concepts from geometry used in this edition, including congruence, similarity, the Pythagorean Theorem, parallel lines and circles.

  • Focus on Modeling sections illustrate modeling techniques as well as how mathematics can be applied to model real-life situations. These sections, as well as others, are devoted to teaching students how to create their own mathematical models, rather than using prefabricated formulas.

  • Real-world applications from engineering, physics, chemistry, business, biology, environmental studies, and other fields demonstrate how mathematics is used to model real-life situations.

  • Mathematics in the Modern World vignettes show that mathematics is a living science crucial to the scientific and technological progress of recent times, as well as to the social, behavioral, and life sciences.

  • Discovery/Discussion/Writing problems at the end of every section encourage students to use and develop conceptual, critical thinking, and writing skills.

  • Discovery Projects engage students by providing a challenging but accessible set of activities that enable them (perhaps working in groups) to explore in greater depth an interesting aspect of the topic they have just learned.

  • Review Sections and Chapter Tests at the end of each chapter help students gauge their learning progress. Brief answers to the odd-numbered exercises in each section and to all questions in the Chapter Tests are provided at the back of the book.

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