Success in your calculus course starts here! James Stewart's CALCULUS texts are world-wide best-sellers for a reason: they are clear, accurate, and filled with relevant, real-world examples. With MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS, Seventh Edition, Stewart conveys not only the utility of calculus to help you develop technical competence, but also gives you an appreciation for the intr...more
Hardcover, 600 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Cengage Learning
(first published January 1st 1991)
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Apr 22, 2011 Alexander rated it 2 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I've had my nose in this hefty Stewart tome for years and years. It's served me well but it's outlived its usefulness to me. It's far too numerical and formulaic without giving a treatment to the true analytical theory that underlies the beauty of calculus as a discipline and a science. This is merely "toolkit calculus" and I fear it abstracts engineering and science students away from the underlying theory that mathematicians are treated to. This makes for a decent human calculator. Engineers s...more
Sep 04, 2011 Khloe rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This is a useful book for a multivariable calculus course; good coverage of concepts, examples, diagrams, equations, and practice problems. Sometimes alternative explanations from other books or the internet were necessary for me to fully understand the material, but overall a good textbook that provides the basic information and explanations needed for this level of calculus.