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21. Calculus (With Analytic Geometry)(8th
22. Modern Analytic Geometry
23. Technical Calculus with Analytic
24. The Algebra of Calculus with Trigonometry
25. Analytic Geometry (Schaum's Outline)
26. Coordinate Geometry (Dover Books
27. Student Solutions Manual, Volume
28. Student Solutions Manual for Swokowski/Cole's
29. Calculus with Trigonometry and
30. Analytic Geometry Of Space (1914)
31. Calculus With Analytic Geometry,
32. Higher Geometry: An Introduction
33. Analytical Geometry of Three Dimensions
34. Algebra and Trigonometry with
35. Calculus with Analytic Geometry
36. Calculus with Analytic Geometry
37. Calculus With Analytic Geometry:
38. Exploring Analytical Geometry
39. Calculus With Analytic Geometry
40. Student's Solutions Manual: Calculus

21. Calculus (With Analytic Geometry)(8th edition)
by Ron Larson, Robert P. Hostetler, Bruce H. Edwards
Hardcover: 1328 Pages (2005-01-11)
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Asin: 061850298X
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Designed for the three-semester calculus course for math and science majors, Calculus continues to offer instructors and students new and innovative teaching and learning resources. This was the first calculus text to use computer-generated graphics, to include exercises involving the use of computers and graphing calculators, to be available in an interactive CD-ROM format, to be offered as a complete, online calculus course, and to offer a two-semester Calculus I with Precalculus text. Every edition of the series has made the mastery of traditional calculus skills a priority, while embracing the best features of new technology and, when appropriate, calculus reform ideas. Now, the Eighth Edition is the first calculus program to offer algorithmic homework and testing created in Maple so that answers can be evaluated with complete mathematical accuracy. Two primary objectives guided the authors in writing this book: to develop precise, readable materials for students that clearly define and demonstrate concepts and rules of calculus and to design comprehensive teaching resources for instructors that employ proven pedagogical techniques and saves the instructor time. The Eighth Edition continues to provide an evolving range of conceptual, technological, and creative tools that enable instructors to teach the way they want to teach and students to learn they way they learn best. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A remarkable calculus text
I'm a physics and mathematics major at Northern Arizona University, and needed a calculus text that would supplement the three semesters of introductory calculus and make for a great long term reference. This is the book I was looking for. Through calculus I, II, and III I used this book to go over the concepts we learned in class to gain a better understanding of the material, and see more concrete examples. The concepts were clearly written, broken down to understand intuitively, and, if you're like me and enjoy precision, the rigor is there as well.

I've seen a few reviews complaining of the technical and abstract sections of the book. I would like to stress that the book is first and foremost about gaining an intuitive and deep understanding of the material--not to give quixotic proofs of everything under the sun.

If you would rather imitate like a monkey and just pound numbers into formulas and follow cookie cutter recipes to get to the answer without true understanding, you can learn to do that from this book (like any other calculus or engineering book). But if you want a deep lucid knowledge of calculus, this book provides it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Calculus book in amazing condition
This book was in fantastic shape as described, it had writing on 1 of the pages in the part before chapter 1, other than that, the book was spotless and in great shape. Extremely fast shipper, highly recommended.

4-0 out of 5 stars Calculus book
The book was in very good condition to be a used book and I recieved it in a few days. So im satisfied. thanks

4-0 out of 5 stars Solid Book
This book is pretty solid.I am learing Calculus for the first time and have been very pleased with the format and descriptions.I like that there are bios of people who have contributed to the foundation of Calculus as well.Examples are strong as well.My only gripe would be that some of the examples skip steps, but it's mostly algebra related so I would reccomend a either a strong algebra backround, or also have a source to go to when you need assistance with algebra.

5-0 out of 5 stars CAL
The shipping was exremley fast. Book was in great condition and look brand new. I dnt knw if the person who delivered yhe package dropped the book but the package it was in was damaged. When i took it out the book was just fine no damage done. ... Read more

22. Modern Analytic Geometry
by William Wooton
 Hardcover: 32 Pages (1988-06)
list price: US$65.12
Isbn: 0395430666
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23. Technical Calculus with Analytic Geometry (4th Edition)
by Allyn J. Washington
Hardcover: 576 Pages (2001-06-11)
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Asin: 0201711125
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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A best seller in the industry for more than 20 years, Technical Calculus with Analytic Geometry, 4/e features comprehensive coverage of calculus at the technical level. Covering the fundamentals of differential and integral calculus without an overwhelming amount of theory, Washington emphasizes techniques and technically oriented applications. The fourth edition has been updated to include an expanded discussion of functions, additional coverage of higher-order differential equations, and the use of the graphing calculator throughout. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I needed this book for a class that i was already enrolled in. I ordered the book on a Tuesday and it was in my hands before the next class!! The book came exactly in the condition that it was described to be in. I only wish my professor would use the book more!! ... Read more

24. The Algebra of Calculus with Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry
by Braude
 Paperback: 176 Pages (1989-01-02)
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Asin: 0669218855
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25. Analytic Geometry (Schaum's Outline)
by J. H. Kindle
 Paperback: 160 Pages (1990-01)
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Asin: 0070345759
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars It helped me earn three hours of college credit via a CLEP test
When I was in my early twenties, I was working in a dead-end job with little possibility of advancement. After deciding to go to college, I realized that my financial resources were too limited to complete a degree in any reasonable length of time. Therefore, I investigated the opportunity to earn credit via College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests. When I discovered that there was a test on algebra and analytic geometry, I purchased this book and used it for study. I had taken the material in high school, but felt that a refresher was needed.
The problems were all easy to understand and the worked solutions made it possible for me to overcome all of the difficulties and uncertainties that I encountered. I then took the CLEP exam and passed it with a score much higher than needed to get the college credit. I strongly recommend this book for any program of self-study or refreshing of material learned earlier but growing dim.
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26. Coordinate Geometry (Dover Books on Mathematics)
by Luther Pfahler Eisenhart
Paperback: 320 Pages (2005-03-04)
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A thorough, complete, and unified introduction, this volume affords exceptional insights into coordinate geometry. Invariants of conic sections and quadric surfaces receive full treatments. Algebraic equations on the first degree in two and three unknowns are carefully reviewed. Throughout the book, results are formulated precisely, with clearly stated theorems. More than 500 helpful exercises. 1939 edition.
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27. Student Solutions Manual, Volume 2, to accompany Calculus and Analytic Geometry
by Sherman Stein, Anthony Barcellos
Paperback: 245 Pages (1992-10-01)
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Asin: 0070612072
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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A revision of McGraw-Hill's leading calculus text for the 3-semester sequence taken primarily by math, engineering, and science majors. The revision is substantial and has been influenced by students, instructors in physics, engineering, and mathematics, and participants in the national debate on the future of calculus. Revision focused on these key areas: Upgrading graphics and design, expanding range of problem sets, increasing motivation, strengthening multi-variable chapters, and building a stronger support package. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars great
the book came in quick and is in excellent condition. the textbook has a lot of interesting problems and examples too.

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!!!
You cannot beat the price on this item!!!! It was 95% cheaper than any other listing, and the book arrived in near perfect condition!The delivery time was also very impressive (around one business week).I cannot say enough good things about the vendor and the quality of the product!!!!!

3-0 out of 5 stars It was good
It was just okey because we cancelled our order and it was a mistake in our part. They responded positively and it was good.

1-0 out of 5 stars This book is the worst mathematics book I've ever encountered
I used the Stewart book for my Calculus I course, and needed this one for my Calculus II course. This book is unequivocally the worst mathematics book I've ever encountered. In almost every section of every Chapter there is a proof that is needed to understand the material that the author leaves for the student to work out for themselves in an exercise. The most of the examples are grossly oversimplified compared to the work that the exercises require, so the student has no confidence at all in what they're doing when they get to the problems. The definitions involving critical subjects, like the introduction to integrals, are very wordy and hard to decipher. I had to resort my Stewart book many times just to get a grasp of the material. And when it comes to the problems, there are many where it's impossible to understand what they want you to do. In short, there are other Calculus books out there with a much more straight-forward approach, so if your so unlucky to need this book, I hope your professor is good, otherwise you're in for a rough semester.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not the best book for self study, weak on Multi-Variable
I study the book from cover to cover and work out almost all the odd number problems on the second half of the book. I took classes on the first half of the book in the 70s and I study the book from the begining to the end in the last year. I found the first 14 chapter simple and easy to read. Problem is this book only provide the easier part of the subject, you can learn but not quite enough. In the vector portion, the book really not cover the parametric representation of vector very well. Even the example just show the answer not give you the method of finding parametric equation.

The last 3 chapter are on the scatter side. I found it confusing. It does not provide with the top down approach. You can easily get lost reading chapter 16 and 17. Again the book is very weak on the parametric surface. Almost not covering the subject. Surface integral and divergence theorem section is as weak as can be.

I study 2 other books. I study this book first, don't get a good feel. Lately I study Howard Anton book and I think it is a lot better. It could be due to the fact it is the second time I study the Multi Variable. Anton's book is more top down, telling you what the chapter want to achief and then go down to more detail. It is a harder book to read. But I don't think Sherman Stein's book is good enough for self study regarding to the Multi Variable.

I gave the book a three star mainly because of the first 2/3 of the book. The Multi Variable portion is forgetable. Should get two star or even one star. Some of the exercise in the book are very strange, not very pratical.

If your school use this, you have no choice, if you are buying for reading, go with Howard Anton or Thomas. ... Read more

28. Student Solutions Manual for Swokowski/Cole's Algebra and Trigonometry with Analytic Geometry (Classic Edition), 11th
by Earl Swokowski, Jeffery A. Cole
 Paperback: 432 Pages (2005-08-12)
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Asin: 0534404715
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The student solutions manual provides worked-out solutions to the odd-numbered problems in the text. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Have book!
I am an adult returning to collage at 59. As you may imagine and higher math training I received has long been forgotten. The fast pace teaching was leaving me without a clue as to what I needed to do in this course. While the text book had answers to the odd questions, with out an explanation of how they were obtained they weren't much use. When I went to school way back then we didn't study algebra, so I wasn't up to speed in the subject as were the younger students just out of high school. This companion to the text book has the odd answers and how they were done, along with explanations. If you are having a hard time you need this book.

3-0 out of 5 stars Fair
The solutions manual is helpful yet can be confusing bcause the manual teaches you the long way which could sometimes prove to be confusing. It is best to understand the formulas first and then use the manual as a cross check to verify that the final solution is correct. ... Read more

29. Calculus with Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry
by Jr. John H. Saxon, Frank Y. H. Wang
Hardcover: 756 Pages (2002-06)
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Asin: 156577146X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Aimed at first and second year undergraduate students in mathematics, the physical sciences, and engineering, and written by two authorities in the field, this book will be required reading for courses that follow a 'problem-solving' approach to teaching calculus. The main philosophy of calculus is presented through many examples and applications to explain its abstract notions and concepts. A solutions manual demonstrating the workings of each example accompanies the book. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars improvements in the 2ed
This 2ed (2002) of Saxon's calculus text is a big improvement over their first.The biggest improvement is in the expanded content to include better coverage of AP calculus test subjects.Some subjects (like the treatments & tests for series, Taylor series & polynomials) that were omitted entirely in the first edition are included here, and some that were in the first edition are earlier in this one.Where I was having to augment my calculus lesson material in the first edition, this one seems to fill all those gaps.Some criticisms will still live on, such as my students' frustration that some lessons only include two or three problems from the freshly taught material of that day.That seems to still be true for some lessons in the 2ed as well, but other lessons provide an ample supply of the new problems, somewhat softening the criticism.For those who are excited about graphing calculator usage on exams (a reality we teachers are compelled to take advantage of) this text gives some instruction in that regard. And, as usual, the text wastes no ink on big glossy culturally correct pictures & entertainment; (Saxon is NOT for you if you are looking for visual entertainment in your texts --magazines or internet will serve you better if you have a need to look at pretty pictures).Here you will find solid experiential based calculus instruction --not perfect-- but mostly just as it should be.Those who don't like the spiraling instruction (not arranged in topical units) will continue to not like this book.Saxon adheres to their basic philosophy in this regard; and while I haven't found their approach to be any magic pill for cognitive retention, nor have I found any textbook (traditional or otherwise) to solve that problem satisfactorily. But anyone who has already found Saxon's earlier books to be an adequate help for instructional purposes, should find this edition even more so.It is longer and will probably not get packed into a single high school year, but this does afford a teacher more selection for the classroom time they have.Saxon must have done a good job listening to criticisms of their first calculus book.

--Merv Bitikofer

5-0 out of 5 stars Saxon is a calculus student's best friend.
Saxon textbooks make learning mathematics easier than alternative approaches. Saxon leverages fundamental pedagogical principles well known to psychologists. Most students can retain no more than a handful of facts at one time. Repeated exposure is required to transfer facts from short-term to long-term memory. Long-term memory forms the foundation of knowledge. Subject mastery relies on knowledge. Problem solving practice is the sine qua non of that mastery, and mastery is the prerequisite for abstraction. Virtually all of mathematics is some form of abstraction.

Unfortunately some teachers and textbook authors ignore these principles, or misunderstand their effective use. Perhaps the best example of this is the misapplication of rigor. Rigor is important to ensure that mathematical propositions are true, but for learning elementary calculus it is an impediment. The reason for this is that the formal definitions, theorems and proofs used are almost always inaccessible to the novice. Basic problem solving is interwoven with the dense, sophisticated notational system of mathematical logic. Often prior knowledge is assumed, and the student has no way to acquire it.

For example, a rigorous description of limits is not necessary to learn calculus. The seventeenth-century discovery of calculus by Newton and Leibniz testify to this fact. The rigorous definition of limits did not appear until the nineteenth century.

This is not a new phenomenon. As Silvanus Thompson wrote in "Calculus Made Easy" a century ago, "The fools who write the text-books of advanced mathematics - and they are mostly clever fools - seldom take the trouble to show you how easy the calculations are. On the contrary, they seem to desire to impress you with their tremendous cleverness by going about it in the most difficult way." Probably Thompson meant this as hyperbole, but he does identify the rigor problem.

For these reasons, I assign five stars to Saxon Calculus as an introductory calculus textbook.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
From the standpoint of a 15 y/o homeschooled student: I enjoyed taking this book very much, I was able to understand the whole book without having to look elseware for any instruction from anybody. The only thing I would reccomend for it would be more examples in the explinations.

3-0 out of 5 stars Unusual in structure, content and order of presentation.
This is a very unusual calculus textbook, in structure, content and order of presentation. In terms of structure, the sections are very short with a large number of problems at the ends of the sections. What is unusual about the problem sets is that explicit review problems over previous sections are included. For example, at the end of section 69 there are problems from sections 47, 26, 68, 50 12 and 18. Since the subject of section 69 is integration by parts and the problem from section 26 deals with interest computation, there does not need to be a logical connection between the two. This is most unusual and I am not convinced that it is of value, in fact I consider it detrimental.
The content is also weak, most of the explanations do not extend beyond the basics. Instructors attempting to provide a rigorous explanation of the principles of calculus will most likely need to find some supplemental material.
Finally, the order of presentation is unusual. For example, lesson 70, which starts on page 361, covers the properties of limits. Rules such as "The limit of the (sum, difference, product, quotient) of two functions is the (sum, difference, product, quotient) of the limits of the functions", are mentioned in this lesson. Since this lesson comes after derivatives and integrals, which are based on limits, have been used for some time, I found the order very odd.
In conclusion, you can teach non-rigorous calculus classes using this book, but the unusual features mean that I would not consider using it as a textbook. ... Read more

30. Analytic Geometry Of Space (1914)
by Virgil Snyder, C. H. Sisam
 Paperback: 304 Pages (2010-09-10)
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This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone! ... Read more

31. Calculus With Analytic Geometry, Alternate (Study and Solutions Guide)
by Ron Larson, Robert P. Hostetler, Bruce H. Edwards
 Paperback: 608 Pages (1998-02-19)
list price: US$75.95 -- used & new: US$69.49
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Asin: 0395888409
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This traditional text offers a balanced approach that combines the theoretical instruction of calculus with the best aspects of reform, including creative teaching and learning techniques such as the integration of technology, the use of real data, real-life applications, and mathematical models. The Calculus with Analytic Geometry Alternate, 6/e, offers a late approach to trigonometry for those instructors who wish to introduce it later in their courses.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect
The book is in a perfect condition. It was ship fast and they send information on when they ship the book. I will be buying from this seller more often. Perfect..:-).

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
Do not buy a newer edition of this book- it's a waste of money. I spent about a tenth of what my classmates did, and the book is exactly the same! Same examples, page numbers, everything. Once in a while there's some supplemetary material in the newer editions, and fancier pictures- highly unnecessary. I'm very satisfied.

5-0 out of 5 stars Just Math
Just anotherbook I need for class.Lost this one about 2 or 3 weeks after i bought it.The only day even took it to school and actually used it in class i misplaced it and couldn't find it.had to buy another but other than that it's pretty decent.

4-0 out of 5 stars Can't say much It was a course book but understandable
Exactly as I said in the title. We completed Calculus 1, 2 and 3 on this. Great for beginners.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic text
My son is currently at Harvard where he is taking Calculus II.He called home, requesting we forward his Larson textbook that he used for AP Calc in high school.It helped him tremendously with concepts he just wasn't getting at one of the top schools in the nation--and he has shared this textbook with his professor at Harvard!

Kudos to the author of this wonderfully written book. ... Read more

32. Higher Geometry: An Introduction to Advanced Methods in Analytic Geometry [ 1922 ]
by Frederick S. (Frederick Shenstone) Woods
Paperback: 444 Pages (2009-08-10)
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Originally published in 1922.This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies.All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume. ... Read more

33. Analytical Geometry of Three Dimensions
by William H. McCrea
Paperback: 160 Pages (2006-10-06)
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Written by a distinguished mathematician and educator, this brief but rigorous text is geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students. It covers the coordinate system, planes and lines, spheres, homogeneous coordinates, general equations of the second degree, quadric in Cartesian coordinates, and intersection of quadrics. 1947 edition.
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34. Algebra and Trigonometry with Analytic Geometry
by Earl W. Swokowski, Jeffery A. Cole
Hardcover: 1024 Pages (2007-02-26)
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Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Clear explanations, an uncluttered and appealing layout, and examples and exercises featuring a variety of real-life applications have made this text popular among students year after year. This latest edition of Swokowski and Cole's ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY retains these features. The problems have been consistently praised for being at just the right level for precalculus students like you. The book also provides calculator examples, including specific keystrokes that show you how to use various graphing calculators to solve problems more quickly. Perhaps most important-this book effectively prepares you for further courses in mathematics. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Arrrrggggghhhhh!!!!!!!
It burns, it burns, the algebra is burning my soul, the trig is not so bad though. ... Read more

35. Calculus with Analytic Geometry by Angus E. Taylor Vol. 1
by Angus Ellis Taylor
Paperback: 426 Pages (2009-03-13)
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This is a reprint of one of the standard basic college textbooks in Calculus and Analytic Geometry. It is here divided into two volumes. The first volume starts slowly, explaining basic concepts from algebra and geometry including lines, slopes, and curves.The second volume, which starts with Chapter X, reaches integration, differentiation, partial differentiation, Taylor's Series and the really hard stuff. There will be a few advanced students who may be able to skip the first volume entirely and start directly with Volume Two.Thus, in one two volume work, everything about Calculus is covered. Learn everything in this book, and you will not need to study calculus any more.In addition, Volume One could be used as an advanced high school textbook, as it starts with middle level algebra, geometry and trigonometry. ... Read more

36. Calculus with Analytic Geometry
by Howard Anton
 Hardcover: 1004 Pages (1992-03-03)
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Reflecting the major changes within the teaching of calculus, this textbook has been revised to include more than 1000 new exercises, emphasizing the use of calculators. It also includes a new section on integral tables, and revision of numerical integration data. ... Read more

37. Calculus With Analytic Geometry: Student Solution Manual
by Robert Ellis
Paperback: Pages (1994-01)
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Asin: 0030981158
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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An early transcendental approach, with combined coverage of exponential and trigonometric functions, distinguishes this bestselling text. Clear prose enhances the mathematically precise, example-driven treatment that is designed for engineering, science, and mathematics students on one year courses.Features:* Wide variety of applications from different fields, many unique to Ellis/Gulick, helps students perceive calculus realistically and supports the math presented.* Geometric and intuitive motivation introduces concepts, enabling students to understand subsequent definitions and theorems.* Clear but informal topic development with numerous worked examples and nearly 900 illustrations.* Students learn problem-solving skills and master concepts with plentiful graded exercises and applications. Cumulative exercises at the ends of chapters reinforce the main ideas of previous material.New to this edition:* Early coverage of exponential and logarithmic finctions builds on students' algebra knowledge, increases the variety of applications available early in the course, and corresponds to graphing calculator functions.* Marked graphing calculator exercises in the text and a special supplement of examples, programs, and exercises make incorporating technology easy.* Boxed marginal sidebars featuring historical, biographical, and real-life anecdotes pique student interest and make calculus human.* Calculus reform issues are emphasized through a focus on approxiamation, numerical methods, and graphical interpretations.* Early presentation of exponential growth and decay provides students mith multiple contexts for intrpreting the first derivative.* Early introduction to differential equations reflects the importance of calculus in engineering and physics to model real-life phenomena.* Topics for Discussion questions provide students with the opportunity to develop critical thinking, writing, and/or group skills. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great!
Very well-written book: it has real world examples and clear explanations and proofs. I also have a solutions manual for this book, which is very helpful.

3-0 out of 5 stars about webassign
When this book is bought, does it come with a webassign purchase code?
the book is okay by the way.

2-0 out of 5 stars Must have a good teacher
Many of the explanations in this book are not written clearly. I had to spend quite a bit of time deciphering the material, as it was not clearly explained in class, either. This book in conjunction with a prof who is a good teacher would be find, but if you are on your own for learning from the book, it is not very effective.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good book for material, but material is HARD
Firstly, I attend the University of Maryland, where both authors of this book teach.

This book is tough, but only because this material is tough. This book is really only "perfect" for engineering and physics majors, as many examples are suited for just these sorts of problems. As a computer science major, such example problems only confuse and baffle me. However, example problems involving (for example) the Manelbrot set make the material fun to digest.

The book itself is amazing. The University of Maryland uses this book for 3 courses: Calc I, II, and III, and has done so for years. There's a good reason for this: the book covers EVERYTHING you need to know about basic to advanced scientific calculus.

I am just completing Calculus II with this book. Honestly, i'm ready to destroy it and never see it again. But this regards the material taught, not the book itself, which is top-notch. If you're looking for an "easy" calculus book, this isn't it. However, if you're serious about the material and do the example exercises, this book does an amazing job of teaching you the material.

1-0 out of 5 stars Compare this text with others on the market before you buy.
I used this text when I attended The University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP.) In fact, I had a class with one of the authors. Since then, I have graduated and had a quite successful technological career. I have tutored many people from other schools in calculus and I took a related class at MIT during one semester.

Therefore, I have seen many textbooks and have a fair basis for comparison.

In my view, the textbook has little value relative to texts used at other schools (perhaps that's why it's not more widely used.) The primary value of this textbook is that it packs three semesters of stuff into one volume. That being said, even the "Calculus for Dummies" book would be better in getting you through enough material that is the equivalent of the first 2/3 of the Gulick text.

The text is awkward.

Further, can you believe that in class, one of the authors had us do the unanswered problem sets (every other problem had solutions), but wouldn't hand back the graded work? All we got back was a letter grade. There was little feedback at all as to what we did or did not understand. I needn't describe how happy the students weren't about that.

To do well, you really need to find another text and do many extra problems on your own with solution sets provided.

Having seen the texts used at other schools, I did feel a bit cheated.

Don't take my word for it. Definitely COMPARE other texts with this one before you buy it...just borrow a copy from a math or engineering library somewhere and judge for yourself.

If, however, you are taking calculus at UMCP, well, I guess you are stuck buying "The Brick." Just do as many extra problems as you can.

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38. Exploring Analytical Geometry with Mathematica
by Donald L. Vossler
Paperback: 900 Pages (1999-10-22)
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Asin: 0127282556
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The study of two-dimensional analytic geometry has gone in and out of fashion several times over the past century, however this classic field of mathematics has once again become popular due to the growing power of personal computers and the availability of powerful mathematical software systems, such as Mathematica, that can provide an
interactive environment for studying the field. By combining the power of Mathematica with an analytic geometry software system called Descarta2D, the author has succeeded in meshing an ancient field of study with modern computational tools, the result being a simple, yet powerful, approach to studying analytic geometry. Students, engineers and mathematicians alike who are interested in analytic geometry can use this book and software for the study, research or just plain enjoyment of analytic geometry.

Mathematica provides an attractive environment for studying analytic geometry. Mathematica supports both numeric and symbolic computations meaning that geometry problems can be solved for special cases using numbers, as well as general cases producing formulas. Mathematica also has good facilities for producing graphical plots which are useful for visualizing the graphs of two-dimensional geometry.

* A classic study in analytic geometry, complete with in-line Mathematica dialogs illustrating every concept as it is introduced
* Excellent theoretical presentation
*Fully explained examples of all key concepts
*Interactive Mathematica notebooks for the entire book
* Provides a complete computer-based environment for study of analytic geometry
* All chapters and reference material are provided on CD-ROM in addition to being printed in the book
* Complete software system: Descarta2D
* A software system, including source code, for the underlying computer implementation, called Descarta2D is provided
* Part VII of the book is a listing of the (30) Mathematica files supporting Descarta2D; the source code is also supplied on CD-ROM
* Explorations
* More than 120 challenging problems in analytic geometry are posed;Complete solutions are provided both as interactive Mathematica notebooks on CD-ROM and as printed material in the book
* Mathematica and Descarta2D Hints expand the reader's knowledge and understanding of Descarta2D and Mathematica
* Sortware developed with Mathematica 3.0 and is compatible with Mathematica 4.0
* Detailed reference manual
* Complete documentation for Descarta2D
* Fully integrated into the Mathematica Help Browser ... Read more

39. Calculus With Analytic Geometry
by C. H. Edwards
Hardcover: Pages (1999-06)
list price: US$131.00 -- used & new: US$95.54
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Asin: 0130831077
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Appropriate for standard undergraduate Calculus courses. The mainstream calculus text with the most flexible approach to new ideas and calculator/computer technology.*NEW - There are more than 1250 new problems among the books total of approximately 6700. Almost all of these are in the intermediate range of difficulty, neither highly theoretical nor computationally routine. Some reflect an emphasis on new technology by encouraging the use of technology ranging from a graphing calculator to a computer algebra system. *NEW - Web site available to users with student help center staffed by graduate students available on Sunday evenings. Site includes animations of most text examples with 'what-if' scenarios, challenging applications that require the user to have some type of number crunching software, self-paced quizzes, and internet links of additional calculus material. *NEW - More than 20% of the 700 in-text examples are new as are about twenty of the 50 optional technology projects. *NEW - Includes new matrix terminology and notation in the multivariable portion of the text.*NEW - Reorganization by combining vectors in 2-space and 3-space, yielding one less chapter than previous edition. *NEW - All of the technology projects are on the web site with a menu of Maple, Mathematica, Derive, MATLAB, and EXCEL that appropriately (with a click or two) ties into the user's machine. Suntax is provided for use of the projects with a TI graphing calculator as well. *All the technology projects are on the web site with a menu of Maple, Mathematica, Derive, MATLAB and EXCEL that appropriately (with a click or two) ties into the user's machine. Suntax is provided for use of the projects with a TI graphing calculator as well.*Provides a solid combination of standard calculus and a fresh conceptual emphasis that is open to the possibilities offered by new technologies.*The most extensively visual text in the market, highlighted by hundreds of Mathematica and MATLAB generated figures throughout the book. ... Read more

Customer Reviews (6)

2-0 out of 5 stars More filler than thriller
I started using this book during my sophomore year of college and found it to be a bit rough. While the text does do a good job with proofs of theorems and propositions, it fails to show why calculus is important to a math/science student.

In many instances of the text, the material is explained, and the reader is assumed to have comprehended every word without second sight. Then, some of the problems are given and certain stipulations to some arrise and the reader is to assume to have known about it.

Bottom line, the book is great for those who already know, but for someone learning calculus the first time, I would suggest Larson.

4-0 out of 5 stars A good read for calculus
When using this book, particularly in the multivariable section,
I found that it was pretty good. A good portion of the problems are generally challenging, and one with interest in the physical sciences might find them fun to work at despite the time they take. However I have to point out that a certain degree of intelligence is expected when using this book . . . well I assume this applies to mathematics in general. However I still had to consult the Stewart calculus text for more insight on particular theorems and proofs.
Overall the book is pretty standard.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome book!
This book is the best book on mathematics I have ever read! very well written! May not be good for people who dont have any time to read though! ;)

1-0 out of 5 stars It may not be YOUR book
I discovered that most people find this book great.Yet, it may not be what you are looking for if you are a person who (i) have some previous exposure to calculus, or (ii) have planned to do a major (or honours) in applied or pure mathematics.First, I have to stress that I am not saying this is a terrible book although I've giving it one star; it's terrible for some kinds of people, though.

This book would be very wordy to you if you have studied calculus in a very elementary fashion.The writers spend too much time explaining some very simple topics and easy examples.You will find this book covers everything that you need if you take calculus because you are required to do so or you just want to know how to compute derivatives and integrals.However, the theory is either treated poorly or even omitted.For example, the topic on convergence and divergence of improper integral is useless, or you can consider that "it's not there".The most serious omission of topic is the absent of binormal in differential geometry; quoting my instructor, "...the book pretends that binormal doesn't exist, but it's in fact very important."

The books will give you the impression that calculus is easy, as it is said by many instructors; but in fact it doesn't have to be easy.I suppose the book will be very helpful for students seeking the basic calculus for applications in social sciences and economics, but it will not be good if you are in physical science or engineering, and certainly don't even read a word from it if you're in mathematics.

5-0 out of 5 stars this book changed my life
i was given this book when i was in the 7th grade.it took me 3 or 4 readings to finally grasp all the concepts, but i learned all of elementary calculus from this one text.it is very complete, it covers ever topic thoroughly, except Diff Eqs.due to this book, i began taking college math courses while in high school, and am going off to graduate school next year for math and physics. ... Read more

40. Student's Solutions Manual: Calculus With Analytic Geometry
by Edwin J. Purcell, Dale Varberg
 Paperback: 970 Pages (1992-01)
list price: US$44.75 -- used & new: US$138.75
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Asin: 0131180355
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