Single Variable Calculus: Concepts and Contexts

Single Variable Calculus: Concepts and Contexts Author(s): James Stewart

Difference between 4th and 3rd editions
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Key differences between 4th and 3rd editions

  • Period between current and previous publications: 4 years (2011 vs 2007).
  • The number of pages hasn't changed since the Third Edition of Stewart 's Single Variable Calculus.
  • Changes and improvements in the Fourth Ed. by chapter:
  • The textbook begins with four Diagnostic Tests -- for Basic Algebra, Analytic Geometry, Functions, and Trigonometry (with answers).
  • Chapter 2:
    • Material from the former two sections 2.6 and 2.7 have been combined into a single compact section 2.6 "Derivatives and Rates of Change."
    • Example 2.3.10 on Squeeze theorem (sandwich rule) has been streamlined.
  • Chapter 3:
    • The section 3.8 "Rates of Change in the Natural and Social Sciences" now appears later in Chapter 3 in order to incorporate more differentiation rules.
    • Material on inverse trigonometric functions has been consolidated in a single new section 3.6 "Inverse Trigonometric Functions and Their Derivatives".
  • Chapter 4: Two former sections 4.6 "Optimization Problems" and 4.7 "Applications to Business and Economics" have been merged into a single section, with a more concise discussion of optimization problems in business and economics.
  • Chapter 6:
    • New section 6.3 "Volumes by Cylindrical Shells" introduce shell integration.
    • New discovery project Complementary Coffee Cups.
  • Chapter 8: Former section on binomial series has been incorporated into Section 8.7 "Taylor and Maclaurin Series".
4th Edition of
Single Variable Calculus: Concepts and Contexts
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eBook ISBN: 9781111783198
Published by: Wadsworth Publishing, February 01, 2013
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Single Variable Calculus: Concepts and Contexts
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ISBN-10: 0534410014
ISBN-13: 9780534410018
Published by: Cengage Learning, November 04, 2004
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Hardcover, 800 pages
ISBN-10: 0534434665
ISBN-13: 9780534434663
Published by: Cengage Learning, December 13, 2000
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