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Calculus of a Single Variable, 9th Edition Hardcover – Unabridged, January 20, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0547212906 ISBN-10: 0547212909 Edition: 9th

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  • Hardcover: 832 pages
  • Publisher: Brooks Cole; 9 edition (January 20, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0547212909
  • ISBN-13: 978-0547212906
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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Dr. Ron Larson is a professor of mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University, where he has taught since 1970. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Colorado and is considered the pioneer of using multimedia to enhance the learning of mathematics, having authored over 30 software titles since 1990. Dr. Larson conducts numerous seminars and in-service workshops for math educators around the country about using computer technology as an instructional tool and motivational aid. He is the recipient of the 2013 Text and Academic Authors Association Award for CALCULUS, the 2012 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for CALCULUS: AN APPLIED APPROACH, the 2011 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for PRECALCULUS: REAL MATHEMATICS, REAL PEOPLE, and the 1996 Text and Academic Authors Association TEXTY Award for INTERACTIVE CALCULUS (a complete text on CD-ROM that was the first mainstream college textbook to be offered on the Internet). Dr. Larson authors numerous textbooks including the best-selling Calculus series published by Cengage Learning.

Dr. Bruce H. Edwards is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Florida. Professor 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, Professor Edwards has won 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 selected by the Office of Alumni Affairs to be the Distinguished Alumni Professor for 1991-1993. Professor Edwards has taught a variety of mathematics courses at the University of Florida, from first-year calculus to graduate-level classes in algebra and numerical analysis. He has been a frequent speaker at research conferences and meetings of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. He has also coauthored a wide range of award winning mathematics textbooks with Professor Ron Larson. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Ron Larson received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Colorado in 1970. At that time, he accepted a position with Penn State University in Erie, Pennsylvania, and currently holds the rank of professor of mathematics at the university. Ron is the lead author for over forty mathematics textbooks from 6th grade through calculus. Many of his texts, such as the 9th edition of is calculus text, are leaders in their markets.

Ron Larson is one of the pioneers in the use of multimedia to enhance the learning of mathematics. He has authored multimedia programs that range from 1st grade through calculus. To help with the development of his textbooks and multimedia programs, Ron founded Larson Texts, Inc., which with its publishing wing, Big Ideas Learning, employs about 60 people. Ron's most recent new textbook series is called "Big Ideas Math". It is the first middle school mathematics series to adhere to the NCTM's new "Focal Points Curriculum".

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Any time I was confused I would go through that book.
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There are formula cards that are perforated, so one may tear them out for an easy reference.
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The order and manner in which the material is presented is outstanding.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By B. Kilpatrick on December 17, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I teach High School AP Calculus (AB), and we just started using this book. Our school has used two different Calculus books in the past (Bittinger, and Hughes-Hallett), and when I took Calculus in college we used the Stewart book. Out of these books that I have experience with, I think Calculus of a Single Variable by Ron Larson (9th ed.) is the best by far.

The order and manner in which the material is presented is outstanding. The problems at the end of each section are well thought out and numerous. As a teacher, there are plenty of problems for every section for me to either use in class or assign for homework. Other reviewers have complained that the problems do not contain a wide enough variety of complexity, but I have not found that to be the case. Perhaps if I was teaching a college calculus course I might run into that problem, but I have not encountered it in high school. For this first AP Calculus class, we only cover about the first 7-8 out of the 10 chapters in this book.

Additionally, the publishers provide a website where students can find all of the odd problems in the book worked out. It is nice to have odd answers in the back of the book, but it is even better if the students can see the steps of how to work a troubling problem online.

The only downside might be that at times the descriptions of new topics are a little too complicated for students to learn just from reading the text book (but that's what a teacher is for, right?!). I would not expect my students to be able to learn the topics on their own, and after we have covered material and worked exampled in class, the book becomes a lot more accessible for students to use as a review resource.

Overall, I really like this book. I would highly recommend it if you are thinking about switching text books- especially for AP Calculus!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Casey Martinson on August 11, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book was the required text for my two semesters of calculus I had to slough through this past spring and summer. The first semester of calculus would be pretty rough for someone trying to learn it on your own because at times its the concepts that are a little challenging to understand rather than how to do the work. More than likely, some of the material can be confusing without the aid of a teacher or tutor but most chapters you can work independently through without any real problems at all (except the problems themselves, maybe). It will not really take you by the hand and show you all of the little algebra steps in the examples, however. That is YOUR own fault if you don't know what's going on. Do not be expected to be put in a stroller and wheeled around in the land of calculus when you should be walking tall with all the skills you acquired from algebra and trigonometry. As far as the writing goes, it is very well written to get across to most students what exactly you are trying to figure out with application problems included, the normal drill problems, and challenge problems (Putnam problems included). If you're good with algebra and trig, this whole first semester of calculus should be a cake walk for you in terms of difficulty. It is basically recalling all your old knowledge and applying them to new concepts involving basic differentiation and integration. This book I believe has aptly satisfied me with enough of a challenge as well as clarity in figuring out just what I need to know. For the students still having problems, they do have a solutions manual which got me through Calculus II like no other. Any time I was confused I would go through that book. A tip though is that if you're okay with it you should make annotations.Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Joelvtx on February 10, 2012
Format: Hardcover
This is the most useful math book ever. It has a great section full of prerequisites: including their explanations, practice problems, and a cumulative review. It is very readable. The book starts each new chapter talking about an interesting application that you will get to study.

My order came in perfect condition and in a timely manner.

There are also extra resources that Ron Larson has put online for the book, which may prove helpful.

I haven't taken Calculus in four years, and I'm generally two sections ahead of the rest of the class when it comes to homework and understanding the material, because the examples are so well written, and the explanations work from the ground up. The definitions are also very simple to read, and many of the definitions have proofs in the back of the book.

Real life applications, capstone exercises, and problems from past Putnam Exams are contained in every chapter. These are great for testing the skills you acquire as you read through the book, and they reinforce the importance of Calculus.

They also have proven motivational at times. When a topic becomes abstract, it's easy to get bored to the point of apathy, but when you know that working through the topic is going to give you a really unique skill, it makes it all worth while.

There are formula cards that are perforated, so one may tear them out for an easy reference. Whether or not you decide to tear these formula cards out, they are immeasurable in value. They are concise, and will help you retain old information as new information comes along.

I have other Larson products, but this has to be my favorite Although, I must say, Ron Larson writes the best mathematics books that I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Whether you're a student, a self-learner, or just need a reference for Calculus: this is, in my opinion, the best there is.
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