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Calculus With Analytic Geometry [Hardcover]

Ron Larson , Robert P. Hostetler , Bruce H. Edwards , David E. Heyd
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July 2001 0618141804 978-0618141807 7th

Designed for the three-semester course for math and science majors, the Larson/Hostetler/Edwards series continues its tradition of success by being the first to offer both an Early Transcendental version as well as a new Calculus with Precalculus text. This was also the first calculus text to use computer-generated graphics (Third Edition), to include exercises involving the use of computers and graphing calculators (Fourth Edition), to be available in an interactive CD-ROM format (Fifth Edition), and to be offered as a complete, online calculus course (Sixth Edition). Every edition of the book has made the mastery of traditional calculus skills a priority, while embracing the best features of new technology and, when appropriate, calculus reform ideas. The Seventh Edition also expands its support package with an all-new set of text-specific videos.

  • P.S. Problem-Solving Sections, an additional set of thought-provoking exercises added to the end of each chapter, require students to use a variety of problem-solving skills and provide a challenging arena for students to work with calculus concepts.
  • Getting at the Concept Exercises added to each section exercise set check students' understanding of the basic concepts. Located midway through the exercise set, they are both boxed and titled for easy reference.
  • Review Exercises at the end of each chapter have been reorganized to provide students with a more effective study tool. The exercises are now grouped and correlated by text section, enabling students to target concepts requiring review.
  • The icon "IC" in the text identifies examples that appear in the Interactive Calculus 3.0 CD-ROM and Internet Calculus 2.0 web site with enhanced opportunities for exploration and visualization using the program itself and/or a Computer Algebra System.
  • Think About It conceptual exercises require students to use their critical-thinking skills and help them develop an intuitive understanding of the underlying theory of the calculus.
  • Modeling Data multi-part questions ask students to find and interpret mathematical models to fit real-life data, often through the use of a graphing utility.
  • Section Projects, extended applications that appear at the end of selected exercise sets. may be used for individual, collaborative, or peer-assisted assignments.
  • True or False? Exercises, included toward the end of many exercises sets, help students understand the logical structure of calculus and highlight concepts, common errors, and the correct statements of definitions and theorems.
  • Motivating the Chapter sections opening each chapter present data-driven applications that explore the concepts to be covered in the context of a real-world setting.

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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1091 pages
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Div; 7th edition (July 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618141804
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618141807
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 8.7 x 1.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,880 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good book for a self learner June 16, 2002
By Sa Chen
Format:Hardcover
Initially I did not like this book because I felt it was a bit too wordy. But then the wordiness is very helpful for a self learner. The examples and exercises are good too.The pace is neither too fast nor too slow. And it offers interesting websites articles for further studies. The graphs, pictures and colors are the best among all math books.
The only thing, but I can live with it, I did not like it is that the book is very heavy. Well, it really worths the money.
I hope more math books can be written and published so nicely. Studying math should not be just formulars and symbols. Colors and pictures are not just for high school, they should be there for serious math students and mathematicians too.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the Best! December 28, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I can honestly say that this is the best textbook I have ever used in any subject whatsoever. I do not say this out of a love for Calculus, but out of an appreciation for how pedagogically sound this text is. All authors should strive for such clarity.
As stated, there is no text, in my opinion, more suited towards use in any introductory Calculus series, but this text is also ideal for self-study. The theory is presented in crystal clear fashion, and then multiple examples are given in order of increasing complexity. Each chapter culminates with a series of well-chosen problems and odd-numbered problems have answers in the back. For self-study, the latter detail is of most importance, yet it doesn't end there! A companion guide is also available (by Heyd) that works out, in detail, many of the odd-numbered problems.
The figures within the text are chosen well, so that they demonstrate the matter at hand. It is *NOT* the case that there are pictures just for the sake of pictures.
Short biographical sketches of important mathematicians who developed parts of the calculus are included in the relevant chapters, which I found interesting to read even though it certainly was not assigned reading! "Career Interview(s)" in which a person who has a career in applied mathematics gives a brief description of what they do are also included at the end of many chapters.
I have found the overall setup of the book exceptional in the order in which the chapters are presented and in the location of a multitude of important theorems and formulas that are in the front and back covers.
I should also mention that at the end of many of the chapters, a reference is made to a journal article or two "for further reading".
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
I have used this text teaching Calc I & II in high school and community college ... I would recommend no other text.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book of it's kind. October 5, 2004
By Lano
Format:Hardcover
Every concept and example is explained with just the right amount of words and visual aids. The author has talent. The talent is his ability to pass the relevant information straight to the center of your brain, and the ability to bind the whole subject together.

In comparison, Stewart's Calculus book is just a compilation of information. With each new edition, Stewart adds more footnotes and side notes. The footnotes and side notes really only serve as a bandage to prevent the information of his book from falling apart.

While Larson is presenting us with a complete and beautiful product, Stewart is scrambling to keep his product at par.

Larson's book is the best all purpose high school and undergraduate book of it's kind. The website of the book is great and holds interesting additional information.

Some cons. The book is big heavy and expensive. Some key precalculus reviews are missing in the main book, however, they are available on the book's website.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for those who want to learn November 5, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
This book is great. It has graphs on almost every single page (very helpful for the complex 3D graphs in multivariable Calculus, also known as Calc III) which keep alowing you to visualize the concepts. Proofs are presented for almost every theorem, and there is a very complete integration table in the back of the book. Primers for Algebra, Trig, and complex numbers are also provided for those who did not have a very strong background in these areas. The examples are full of real-life problems and word problems.
Overall, I rate this book with an A+. If you want to learn Calculus, and have good self study habits, this book is the one for you.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Calculus Book September 5, 2004
Format:Hardcover
This is the best Calculus book, or for that matter, one of the best text books I have ever studied. I transfered colleges and have had the opportunity to see other Calc books. This book (with the solution manual) explains the problems thoroghly and each problem section starts with the very easy, and the gradually moves into the challenging. It also works in real world applications to make your study of the subject much more interesting. I give the book an A+.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Consistent Textbook July 5, 2003
By J
Format:Hardcover
This text is much more clear than Thomas's Calculus, because of examples that take you through the important steps of the problems. Sometimes a step will be left out in the example, but usually it's something from trig or pre-calc. The use of graphics in the examples are very helpful as well; the important theorems are boxed/highlighted, as are useful tips to solving the problems.
The exercise problems at the end of each section are never huge surprises. As for their difficulty, they tend to start out easy and end with the more challenging word problems. When I was confused or frustrated, it helped to go back and re-read the examples. The Thomas text's examples were extremely difficult (for us non-MIT math students) and unrelated/inconsistent with the exercises.
I'd say that this book made calculus less scary and much more managable. I still had to study really hard to ace the class, but at least it wasn't because the book was overly confusing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is an excellent book for a self learner
This is an excellent book for a self learner.

Calculus with Analytic Geometry 7e according to page xx :
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The book took a while to ship, but the condition was much better than described. In fact, the condition is better than the textbook my school gave me.
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I used this textbook at a local community college after deciding the university math department was more interested in deriving theorems than in teaching how to solve problems. Read more
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My professor picked this older edition out so we could save some money (it's a great idea!). Seems like a good book so far, though we're only into the first couple of chapters. Read more
Published on March 4, 2011 by Anonymous
4.0 out of 5 stars great book
I'm just starting over where I left off in school. After 40 years it is more interesting to read now.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Calculus With Analytic Geometry Review
Although it is quite an old edition, Mathematics has not changed that much in the past years. Great quality and very useful
Published on November 22, 2009 by Alexandre Lopez Conesa
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as good as the eighth edition at a fraction of the cost.
Don't buy the eighth edition of this book. Save your money and buy the 7th edition. Most of the problems are the exact same with the exception of a few.
Published on July 6, 2009 by A. Deanda
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