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: This contemporary calculus text is visually oriented and and includes specific computer and graphing calculator exercises. The authors lead students beyond the basic process of learning theorems, axioms and proofs and emphasize the creative and practical aspects of calculus. Throughout the book, the authors are mathematically careful, especially for key topics and effectively combine an intuitive approach with appropriate rigor. For example, in Chapter 4 on applications of the derivative, the authors freely use facts about slopes that are geometrically evident before the more formal treatment using the mean-value theorem. The authors have developed their explanations, examples, exercises, and applications with the goal in mind of truly teaching the topics of calculus. Boxed steps are provided when appropriate and caution notes alert students to potential pitfalls in problem solving.