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Calculus: Concepts and Contexts

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This text by best-selling author James Stewart embodies the broad principles of calculus reform--conceptual understanding motivated by real-world applications and the application of the "Rule of Four" in numerical, visual, algebraic, and verbal interpretations. At the same time, this text retains the best of traditional calculus. Stewart emphasizes visualization and proble ...more
Hardcover, 1000 pages
Published April 21st 1998 by Brooks Cole (first published June 1st 1997)
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Mar 09, 2008 frances rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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This text book provides completely inadequate chapter examples and problem sets. instead of gradually increasing the complexity of the problems, this book jumps from extremely basic to the complex very abruptly. if you have previously studied calculus and are retaking the courses (why you would do this, i have no idea), you may be able to learn from this book. however, it is not sufficient for a first introduction to the topic. be prepared to supplement with other books such as Calculus Problem ...more
Dec 12, 2007 Bilgewater rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: math people
I have the hardcover of this book. It's a single variable calculus book starting with the basic fundamentals and moving up through differentials and integrals, making it a perfect place to start after mastering basic functions and trigonometry. Plenty of exercises and examples to help you get a feel for the material. One of the best and most readable higher math books I've ever read.
Oct 30, 2013 Ohud rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you love Math. you will enjoy reading this book. It won't be challenging especially if you have a good teacher.
I read it for my calculus class and solve almost every single problem listed!
However, I am not sure if I read this edition or a new one.
Heather Mayes
Nov 07, 2010 Heather Mayes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I went back over this book this past summer. It is just excellent. It provides good examples and applications (often missing from math books). Photocopies of the helpful tables at the front and back of the book travel with me.
Dec 27, 2008 enitsirK rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
...maybe because I actually liked the class and the subject itself-- just like putting pieces of a puzzle together. Good times. ;P
Jan 28, 2008 Rex rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Great calculus text.
Ah, calculus :)
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James Stewart is a professor of mathematics and a violinist. He has written a number of textbooks, notably on calculus.

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