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Calculus in Context: Background, Basics, and Applications

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Description for Calculus in Context: Background, Basics, and Applications Hardback. Calculus in Context is a compelling exploration-for students and instructors alike-of a discipline that is both rich in conceptual beauty and broad in its applied relevance. Num Pages: 712 pages, 645, 645 black & white line drawings. BIC Classification: PBJ; PBKA; PBW; PBX. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 254 x 178 x 46. .
Breaking the mold of existing calculus textbooks, Calculus in Context draws students into the subject in two new ways. Part I develops the mathematical preliminaries (including geometry, trigonometry, algebra, and coordinate geometry) within the historical frame of the ancient Greeks and the heliocentric revolution in astronomy. Part II starts with comprehensive and modern treatments of the fundamentals of both differential and integral calculus, then turns to a wide-ranging discussion of applications. Students will learn that core ideas of calculus are central to concepts such as acceleration, force, momentum, torque, inertia, and the properties of lenses. Classroom-tested ... Read more

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About Alexander J. Hahn
Alexander J. Hahn is a professor of mathematics at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Basic Calculus: From Archimedes to Newton to Its Role in Science and Mathematical Excursions to the World's Great Buildings.

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The depth of detail in each application [offered by Calculus in Context] provides an excellent structure for guiding students through the why should we care moments that every calculus class experiences.
Mathematical Association of America
Hahn's book is the perfect choice for college and university teachers who want to teach calculus with ... Read more

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