Thomas' Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 12th Edition 12th Edition

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Calculus hasn't changed, but readers have. Today's readers have been raised on immediacy and the desire for relevance, and they come to calculus with varied mathematical backgrounds.Thomas' Calculus: Early Transcendentals, Twelfth Edition, helps readers successfully generalize and apply the key ideas of calculus through clear and precise explanations, clean design, thoughtfully chosen examples, and superior exercise sets. Thomas offers the right mix of basic, conceptual, and challenging exercises, along with meaningful applications. This significant revision features more examples, more mid-level exercises, more figures, improved conceptual flow, and MyMathLab®, the best in technology for learning and teaching.

 

KEY TOPICS:Functions; Limits and Derivatives; Differentiation; Applications of Derivatives; Integration; Applications of Definite Integrals; Integrals and Transcendental Functions; Techniques of Integration; First-Order Differential Equations; Infinite Sequences and Series; Parametric Equations and Polar Coordinates; Vectors and the Geometry of Space; Partial Derivatives; Multiple Integrals; Integration in Vector Fields; Second-Order Differential Equations

 

MARKET: For all readers interested in Calculus.
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  • Hardcover: 1160 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 12th edition (December 13, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321588762
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321588760
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 1.7 x 10.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,256 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By francisco on August 23, 2011
Format: Hardcover
I had edition 6e for cal 1 and recently purchased this edition
for cal 2. This version is much better. People who already know
calculus tell me how great edition 6e is, but the problem is that
this textbook is intended for 18-20 year olds(for the most part)
who are only being exposed to calculus for their first or second
time. 6e examples skip alot of algebraic manipulations which
can have you struggling for days, only to find out that you missed
something basic, the 12th edition fixed alot of those problems. Also in
6e the excerises at the end of the chapters will have a few equations and
then kill you with word problems,this is a problem for me because I consider
myself a mathlete and I enjoy solving equations. I understand they want you to be able to analyze and not just go through the steps, but at least put some equations in there. To sum up,the 12th edition is way more user/beginner friendly than 6e.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By jc on December 4, 2012
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So, I used the Stewart Calculus books for several years and after starting on the Thomas series, I am very impressed. It is far more tailored to teach me and my type of learning. I learn much quicker and easier with Thomas' Calculus. I would recommend this book for anyone learning calculus. Especially if you have the choice to choose what book your class uses.

I am more of the type of practical learning and this is more focused on that type. Stewart Calculus books seemed to be more on the theoretical side. Anyway, it's a good book, even if it costs a bit more than the other popular ones.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Denise3379 on July 14, 2012
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I bought this book for all three Calc classes i had to take. The book is written well, and didnt fall apart.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By elizabeth grant on October 26, 2013
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This book was exactly what I wanted. I'm pretty sure it's brand new or if it isn't, it's in phenomenal condition. I paid way less for it here than I would have anywhere else (and believe me, I checked all of the book renting and buying sites). It also arrived exactly when I expected it would.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Haru Momo on October 6, 2012
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My brother needed this book for his college Calculus course. He is going to use it for at least two semesters, so this was a great deal!
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By Joy on July 8, 2015
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Challenging. I wish someone would write this text in a friendlier user format. It has many excellent problems at the end of each chapter. However, within the chapter, clear examples are missing. If you go back and try to find exact examples, they are not there. You have to try to figure them out and that can take a lot of time and can become frustrating. If exact examples were included within the chapter (like the problems at the end of the chapter, then....Oh HAPPY DAY!). Frustration would be gone and students could enjoy this subject matter much better.
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I got through basic undergraduate math at my school with this book. It covers stuff from derivatives all the way to multiple integrals and a bit of linear algebra. As it's required in quite a few universities, I'm guessing a lot of you guys are buying it because you don't have a choice.

The book is good, but it requires someone to teach it to you if you don't understand calculus. It's not a self teach book.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gina Coffey on February 19, 2013
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The book is required for class but a lot of it is in math speak so if you don't understand the mathematician language it can get kind of confusing. You eventually pick it up but it does take a while.
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