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Technical Calculus, 3/e

Dale Ewen, Parkland Community College
Joan S. Gary, Parkland Community College
James E. Trefzger, Parkland Community College
Michael Topper

Published January, 1998 by Prentice Hall Career & Technology

Copyright 1998, 598 pp.
ISBN 0-13-673690-4

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Presents a thorough discussion of practical calculus skills required for engineering technology. The text assumes that students have a mathematics background in algebra and trigonometry.


Presents topics in a logical, intuitive manner.
Integrates technical applications throughout whenever possible.
Includes detailed, step-by-step examples making the text a useful learning tool for students.
Contains review sections on trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, and exponential and logarithmic functions.
Provides basic instruction on using a graphing calculator in an appendix.
Numerous detailed and illustrated examples.
Includes several important pedagogical aids.

  • Chapter review summaries.
  • Chapter review exercises.
  • Over 3400 exercises that include a variety of applications.
  • Solutions manual for odd-numbered exercises and answers to even-numbered exercises.
NEW— Presentation has been revised throughout to emphasize clarity and accuracy.
NEW— An Appendix on using the Graphing Calculator has been added.
NEW— Applications have been added, providing additional problems and making the book more relevant by relating Calculus to current topics of interest to students.

Table of Contents
    1. Analytic Geometry.
    2. The Derivative.
    3. Applications of the Derivative.
    4. Derivatives of Transcendental Functions.
    5. The Integral.
    6. Applications of Integration.
    7. Methods of Integration.
    8. Three-Space: Partial Derivatives and Double Integrals.
    9. Progressions and the Binomial Theorem.
    10. Series.
    11. First-Order Differential Equations.
    12. Second-Order Differential Equations.
    Appendix A. Using a Graphing Calculator.
    Appendix B. Tables.
    Answers to Odd-Numbered Exercises and Chapter Reviews.


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