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Calculus: Early Transcendentals, Fourth Edition

Author(s): Dennis G. Zill, Loyola Marymount University
Warren S. Wright, Loyola Marymount University
  • ISBN-13: 9780763759957
  • Hardcover    994 pages      © 2011
Price: $267.95 US List
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Appropriate for the traditional three-term college calculus course, Calculus: Early Transcendentals, Fourth Edition provides the student-friendly presentation and robust examples and problem sets for which Dennis G. Zill is known. This outstanding revision incorporates all of the exceptional learning tools that have made Zill's texts a resounding success.  He carefully blends the theory and application of important concepts while offering modern applications and problem-solving skills.

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  • Includes a balance of skill and concepts in the exercises that are at a graded level of difficulty.
  • Each exercise set is clearly partitioned into groups of problems using headings such as Fundamentals, Applications, Mathematical Models, Projects, Calculator/CAS Problems, etc
  • Each chapter opens with its own table of contents and an introduction to the material covered in the chapter.
  • The text ends with Resource Pages, which is a compact review of basic concepts from algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. Many of the topics cover in the Resources Page are discussed in greater depth in the Student Resources Guide.
  • The Test Yourself section is a self-test consisting of 56 questions on four broad areas of precalculus, and encourages students to review the more essential prerequisite subjects that are used throughout the text.
  • Notes from the Classroom sections are informal discussions that are aimed at the student and discuss common algebraic, procedural, and notational errors, as well as provide advice and questions asking students to think about and extend upon the ideas just presented.
  • Instructor's resources include a complete solutions manual and test items. Introduces calculus concepts and topics in a clear concise manner for maximum student retention.
  • Straightforward exposition at a level accessible to today’s college students.
  • Includes examples and applications ideal for science and engineering students.
  • Concise reasoning behind every calculus concept is presented

Applicable Courses

This text is intended for the 3-term calculus sequence offered at most colleges and universities.

1  Functions
2  Limit of a Function
3  The Derivative
4  Applications of the Derivative
5  Integrals
6  Applications of the Integral
7  Techniques of Integration
8  First-Order Differential Equations
9  Sequences and Series
10  Conics and Polar Coordinates
11  Vectors and 3-Space
12  Vector-Valued Functions
13  Partial Derivatives
14  Multiple Integrals
15  Vector Integral Calculus
16  Higher-Order Differential Equations

Dennis G. Zill-Loyola Marymount University

Dennis Zill received a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Iowa State University, and is a former professor of Mathematics at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Loras College in Iowa, and California Polytechnic State University. He is also the former chair of the Mathematics department at Loyola Marymount University, where he currently holds a rank as Professor Emeritus of Mathematics. Zill holds interests in astronomy, modern literature, music, golf, and good wine, while his research interests include Special Functions, Differential Equations, Integral Transformations, and Complex Analysis.


Warren S. Wright-Loyola Marymount University

Warren S. Wright received his M.A. in mathematics from the University of Southern California and is currently professor of mathematics at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Wright has previously coauthored two textbooks with Dennis Zill and has authored numerous solutions manuals to accompany Zill's texts.

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ISBN-13: 9780763759957

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Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 4e with Student Study Guide

Bundle ISBN: 9780763792855
Bundle includes Calculus: Early Transcendentals, Fourth Edition and Student Study Guide Written by Jeff Gervasi, the Student Resource Manual includes numerous study tools and solutions. It is divided into four sections: -Essays -Topics in Precalculus -Use of a Calculator -Select Solutions