Author(s): James StewartDifference between 4th and 3rd editions Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes. |

**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".

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