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eBook Calculus: The Language Of Change ePub

by David Cohen

  • ISBN: 0763729477
  • Category: Mathematics
  • Subcategory: Math Science
  • Author: David Cohen
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 1 edition (December 30, 2005)
  • Pages: 988
  • ePub book: 1519 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1288 kb
  • Other: docx doc lit txt
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 211

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David Cohen, a senior lecturer at UCLA, was the original author of the successful, well-respected .

David Cohen, a senior lecturer at UCLA, was the original author of the successful, well-respected precalculus series-COLLEGE ALGEBRA, ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY, PRECALCULUS: A PROBLEMS-ORIENTED APPROACH, and PRECALCULUS: WITH UNIT CIRCLE TRIGONOMETRY. Hardcover: 988 pages.

Adaptable to courses for non-engineering majors, this textbook illustrates the meaning of a curve through graphs and tests predictions through numerical values of change, before formally defining the limit of a sequence and function, the derivative, and the integral.

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ISBN 13: 9780763729479. David Cohen, a senior lecturer at UCLA, was the original author of the successful, well-respected precalculus series-COLLEGE ALGEBRA, ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY, PRECALCULUS: A PROBLEMS-ORIENTED APPROACH, and PRECALCULUS: WITH UNIT CIRCLE TRIGONOMETRY.

So Cohen and Henle introduce the idea of derivatives and integrals in chapter one: derivatives are rates of change, integrals are the overall accumulated change given the rate. Then come the pictures: graphs, slopes, the relationship between the graph of the function and the graph of the derivative (in both directions). That only gets us halfway through the book, but it should be enough to make it clear that the authors are not afraid to be different. The sections that follow continue in that style.

The fifty-two projects presented in this text offer the opportunity to expand the use and understanding of mathematics. The wide range of topics will appeal to both instructors and students. Shorter, less demanding projects can be managed by the independent learner, while more involved, in-depth projects may be used for group learning. Each task draws on special mathematical topics and applications from subjects including medicine, engineering, economics, ecology, physics, and biology.

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Adaptable to courses for non-engineering majors, this textbook illustrates the meaning of a curve through graphs and tests predictions through numerical values of change, before formally defining the limit of a sequence and function, the derivative, and the integral. The second half of the book develops techniques for integrating functions, approxi

Comments

Dyni Dyni
The authors, Cohen & Henley, took a highly unorthodox approach to the subject. First and foremost, integrals are presented right along with derivatives. Brilliant idea; it works wonders. No longer do you have to wait 300 pages to find out what the dreaded integral is. This is a marvelous first book for students of calculus; also excellent when you get stuck on the more traditional texts.
He's loaded with understandable images and understandable language, as well as excellent real world applications.

I consider this text a breakthrough in the "Calculus edu wars."
Nayatol Nayatol
I remember the one of the authors actually asked me how I felt about the book and I told them the truth.

I would say one of its major flaws would be by not clearly explaining things in the examples.
The author had a tendency of not showing the values used in a problem, then all the way towards the end
you would see the result in numbers while the previous lines were variables. It wasn't any better when the equation dealt with 1's, 2's and/or 4's. This made it hard to understand a lot of things, especially the more simple stuff like derivatives.
Varshav Varshav
the book is almost brand new :)
but it took more than 11days (fast shipping) to get the book :(
but still thank you guys :)
Maldarbaq Maldarbaq
I consider it an excellent calculus text, period. I also like it as I used it—as a non-AP alternative for high school students, post-pre-calculus. I consider the first two chapters accessible to alert middle schoolers, as an introduction to speaking (mathematically) about change. This is a text that begins by developing the student's intuition in words and graphs. A refreshing approach. Filled with rich advanced problems, larger scale projects, and solid use of computational tools--with supplements. A real shame that it is out of print.
Adaly Adaly
This calculus book is very easy to read. The subject is presented in the least boring way you could imagine. Most other calculus books bog you down in precalculus
but the approach here in teaching calculus as a language first makes the book very interesting; you don't have wait until pages 600 or so to see a differential equation. Brilliant.
Landaron Landaron
great product.