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By Alexander J. Hahn

ISBN-10: 1421422301

ISBN-13: 9781421422305

Breaking the mould of current calculus textbooks, Calculus in Context attracts scholars into the topic in new methods. half I develops the mathematical preliminaries (including geometry, trigonometry, algebra, and coordinate geometry) in the ancient body of the traditional Greeks and the heliocentric revolution in astronomy. half II starts off with entire and smooth remedies of the basics of either differential and fundamental calculus, then turns to a wide-ranging dialogue of purposes. scholars will study that middle principles of calculus are relevant to innovations comparable to acceleration, strength, momentum, torque, inertia, and the houses of lenses.

Classroom-tested at Notre Dame college, this textbook is acceptable for college kids of wide-ranging backgrounds since it engages its topic at numerous degrees and gives plentiful and versatile challenge set recommendations for teachers. elements I and II are either supplemented through expansive difficulties and tasks segments. themes lined within the e-book include:

• the fundamentals of geometry, trigonometry, algebra, and coordinate geometry and the ancient, clinical time table that drove their improvement• a quick, introductory calculus from the works of Newton and Leibniz• a contemporary improvement of the necessities of differential and quintessential calculus• the research of particular, relatable functions, corresponding to the arc of the George Washington Bridge; the dome of the Pantheon; the optics of a telescope; the dynamics of a bullet; the geometry of the pseudosphere; the movement of a planet in orbit; and the momentum of an item in unfastened fall.

Calculus in Context is a compelling exploration—for scholars and teachers alike—of a self-discipline that's either wealthy in conceptual attractiveness and wide in its utilized relevance.

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