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Essential Calculus: Early Transcendentals
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Brooks/Cole Pub Co
Publication date January 25, 2012
Pages 833
Binding Hardcover
Edition 2
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781133112280
ISBN-10 1133112285
Dimensions 1.25 by 8 by 10 in.
Weight 3.76 lbs.
Original list price $254.95
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: This book is for instructors who think that most calculus textbooks are too long. In writing the book, James Stewart asked himself: What is essential for a three-semester calculus course for scientists and engineers? ESSENTIAL CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS, Second Edition, offers a concise approach to teaching calculus that focuses on major concepts, and supports those concepts with precise definitions, patient explanations, and carefully graded problems. The book is only 900 pages--two-thirds the size of Stewart's other calculus texts, and yet it contains almost all of the same topics. The author achieved this relative brevity primarily by condensing the exposition and by putting some of the features on the book's website, Despite the more compact size, the book has a modern flavor, covering technology and incorporating material to promote conceptual understanding, though not as prominently as in Stewart's other books. ESSENTIAL CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS features the same attention to detail, eye for innovation, and meticulous accuracy that have made Stewart's textbooks the best-selling calculus texts in the world.

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2 edition from Brooks/Cole Pub Co (January 25, 2012)
9781133112280 | details & prices | 833 pages | 8.00 × 10.00 × 1.25 in. | 3.76 lbs | List price $254.95
About: This book is for instructors who think that most calculus textbooks are too long.
Har/psc edition from Brooks/Cole Pub Co (January 1, 2010)
9780538497398 | details & prices | 799 pages | 8.00 × 10.00 × 1.25 in. | 3.85 lbs | List price $199.95
About: Calculus is a required, 3-semester course for all hard science majors such as mathematics, engineering, physics, statistics, computer science, and chemistry.
1 edition from Brooks/Cole Pub Co (March 3, 2006)
9780495014287 | details & prices | 799 pages | 8.25 × 10.25 × 0.75 in. | 3.60 lbs | List price $273.95
About: This book is a response to those instructors who feel that calculus textbooks are too big.
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2 stu sol edition from Brooks/Cole Pub Co (February 23, 2012)
9781133490975 | details & prices | 513 pages | 8.25 × 10.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.62 lbs | List price $84.95
About: Contains fully worked-out solutions to all of the odd-numbered exercises in the text, giving students a way to check their answers and ensure that they took the correct steps to arrive at an answer.

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