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Calculus: Early Transcendentals [Print Replica] [Kindle Edition]

Jon Rogawski
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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What’s the ideal balance? How can you make sure students get both the computational skills they need and a deep understanding of the significance of what they are learning? With your teaching—supported by Rogawski’s Calculus Second Edition—the most successful new calculus text in 25 years!

Widely adopted in its first edition, Rogawski’s Calculus worked for instructors and students by balancing formal precision with a guiding conceptual focus. Rogawski engages students while reinforcing the relevance of calculus to their lives and future studies. Precise mathematics, vivid examples, colorful graphics, intuitive explanations, and extraordinary problem sets all work together to help students grasp a deeper understanding of calculus.

Now Rogawski’s Calculus success continues in a meticulously updated new edition. Revised in response to user feedback and classroom experiences, the new edition provides an even smoother teaching and learning experience.

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  • File Size: 88686 KB
  • Print Length: 1050 pages
  • Publisher: Freeman/Worth; 2 edition (March 30, 2011)
  • Sold by: Macmillan Higher Education
  • Language: English
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT a good book for learning Calculus. September 10, 2011
This book is more than likely the worst Math book I have ever had to use. I am actually supplementing this book with Stewarts Calculus Early Transcendentals. As a student (an adult one at that), I find the Rogawski book is an evil trick to play on your students. If you are an instructor reading this book consider this (with respect): More than likely you have a PHD in Mathematics and understand where the author is going with the concepts and formulas in calculus. Many of your students do not. The First Chapter 2.1 deals with slopes and limits. Why not just out right tell us (as Stewarts book does) that this will deal with derivatives? Why does Rogawski teach rates of change and not mention derivatives even once, and then he jumps into limits (I do understand the connection, but still)! The placement of 2.1 makes no sense to me at all! I would have bombed this semester had I not accidentally purchased a used copy of Stewarts book thinking my school was going to continue using Stewart. Switching to Rogawski was a bad idea. !
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars You will hate math after using this book September 9, 2012
By Tom H
At some point in your educational pursuits, you'll stumble upon a textbook that is so unintuitive, poorly organized, and nondescript that you will find yourself hating that subject you're studying. *This is that textbook*. It throws new concepts at you without ever describing them, poorly steps through problem solving processes without showing intermediate steps, and generally does a horrible job at teaching you anything. You're going to spend a lot of time searching the internet for explanations that this book is supposed to give you.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
The Positives:

The problems in the text book are pretty well organized. Some problems just focus on the mechanics to give you practice applying a typical calculation, such as finding the derivative of a curve. Other problems focus more on conceptual understanding (which I like). The problems scale in difficulty as you complete the chapter exercises. Another plus.

The Negatives: (why I gave 1 star)

The author seems to have forgotten that the people reading this book are in college and are learning this information. Many are seeing it for the first time. Most college courses are taught by a TA and are about 50 minutes a few days a week. So the TA does not have the luxury of expanding and spending 20 minutes to explain one idea. So we are reliant on our text book for that. Unfortunately, the author provides the simplest of examples, skips lots of steps while arriving at the answer, and doesn't really walk you through the problem-solving approach required. So you see this simple example, which after going through a few times you can understand, then you are turned to the chapter exercises. The exercises ramp up instantly in difficulty and you are left struggling to solve the problems. The odd problems are usually completely different than the evens, so you can't even look at one of the odds for guidance. If you are lucky to find one that might help you solve a problem, you turn to the back of the book to find you only have the answer and not the solution. I am aware a solution manual exists, but even that is questionable and incomplete.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible March 8, 2012
Does not explain anything clearly. Only buy it if you are required to do the problems from the book for homework. There are TONS of Youtube videos, websites that explain these concepts in a much more clear and concise manner. Also, this book leaves many key concepts out, skips important steps, and just has too many errors.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Simply Awful September 2, 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Some of the reviewers here have left good reviews because the book arrived like new or something else that doesn't actually describe the book itself. That said, this book is awful for learning calculus. I learned much more from my high school calculus book than I have from this at a college level. The examples are explained poorly and are way too few. There are definitely many more books that are good for learning Calculus; this, however, is not one of them.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a good textbook, trust me. June 1, 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book is required for Calculus I, II, and III at my university...unfortunately. The book is very vague, containing few examples and fewer explanations. It's truly as if it was designed so that one could NOT learn from it. As far as I can tell, the book is a standardized set of thousands of homework problems with a few unhelpful illustrations in between.

One semester of calculus, I had a useless instructor, and I ended up trying to teach myself from this book. It was the most difficult thing I had ever done. If you don't have a good teacher, do yourself a favor and buy another book to learn from. Trust me, this is not a good textbook. The brief "lessons" at the beginning of each chapter have little to do with what you learn in class and even less with the provided homework problems. I honestly wish colleges would stop using this book.

**Also, avoid this pitfall: I bought what I THOUGHT was this book from a private seller through Amazon. Turns out it was only the first eleven chapters (the cover says "Single Variable"). Make sure you're getting the right book. If you're only taking Calculus I and II, you can get the same Single Variable Calculus book for $35.**
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A confusing book. October 28, 2012
By MB.1985
This book is inferior to other math books that I use. Although there are many good problem sets, Rogawski Calculus lacks in the explanation and derivation of certain properties and formulas. Many claims that they make during derivation seem weak at best. Perhaps a mathematician with many years of experience may understand these derivations quite clearly,but I often find my self flipping through the pages of other books to better my understanding. I usually read the corresponding sections in Stewart calculus or A.E. Taylor's calculus and Analytic geometry for clear understanding as they do a far better job in explaining.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
This textbook is beyond terrible. Rogawski doesn't even attempt to explain any of the concepts or proofs thoroughly.
Published 15 days ago by Arpenny Hart
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Came in good condition
Published 20 days ago by P. Rooney
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 22 days ago by Chris Cioffi
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Austin Spitz
4.0 out of 5 stars It is hard to study it by yourself,
It is hard to study it by yourself, but it has some information about pre-calculus and so many rules that will help you in the Calculus class
Published 1 month ago by Ali Alkhateeb
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great condition
Published 2 months ago by Devon Suttles
5.0 out of 5 stars I am very satisfied with its speed and the whole quality is good
The speed is fast. I am very satisfied with its speed and the whole quality is good. I like it very much. Thank you for providing this best service!
Published 2 months ago by xujiawu
4.0 out of 5 stars Its okay
its an alright text book the examples are very detailed. Having a solution manual is recommened if your teacher doesnt know how to teach.
Published 3 months ago by Z.S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Really sturdy for a paperback book and I'm quite pleased.
It came in perfect condition and is quite sturdy for a paperback. Granted, no one likes calculus but it beats my university bookstore price and came in less than 24 hours!
Published 6 months ago by D. J. Bentley
5.0 out of 5 stars good
good I like it and it is clear and ease to use I did not see any thing like it
Published 6 months ago by Talal
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