|Calculus for the Life Sciences, by Schreiber, Smith, and Getz
Wiley & Sons, New Jersey, 2014, 718 pages, $210.95; available from www.wiley.com
This much anticipated first edition, the authors present the basic canons of first-year calculus, but motivated through real biological problems. The two main goals of the text are to provide students with a thorough grounding in calculus concepts and applications, analytical techniques, and numerical methods and to have students understand how, when, and why calculus can be used to model biological phenomena. Both students and instructors will find the book to be a gateway to the exciting interface of mathematics and biology.
|Calculus, 6th Ed. by Smith, Strauss, Toda
Kendall Hunt, Dubuque IA, 2014, 1,275 pages, $156.00; available from http://www.kendallhunt.com
This book provides calculus with conceptual understanding through verbalization. It’s all about the problems: modeling problems, modeling experiments, think tank problems, exploration problems, historical quest problems, journal problems, Putnam problems.
|Calculus with Applications, 2nd Ed.
Brooks/Cole, Pacific Grove 1992, 470 pages, $62.95.
This book begins with calculus, then introduces mathematical modeling by reviewing the important types of functions to be developed later. The derivative is introduced in Chapter 2 so students can use calculus almost immediately in various applied situations. Finally, after presenting some differentiation techniques, there are several meaningful applications which enable students to use functions in a natural and consistent manner as they are introduced.
|College Mathematics and Calculus, 2nd Ed.
Brooks/Cole, Pacific Grove 1992, 729 pages, $92.95
Finite mathematics (Chapters 3-9) and calculus (Chapter 10-16) are combined to make up this exceptionally student oriented textbook. There are clear, detailed presentations which include frequent, carefully developed examples, an informal writing style, and optional modeling applications that illustrate the model-building process in familiar settings.
|Calculus, 3rd Ed.
Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs 2002, 969 pages, $96.50
From classical to modern, traditional to reform, calculus books are evolving with the rapid changes in the course. But the quest for real improvement must embrace the best of these changes without compromising proven methods, concepts, and content. Bradly, Smith, and Strauss CALCULUS embodies the best of both worlds, blending the mathematical expertise of Gerald Bradley and Monty Strauss with the extensive teaching experience of Karl Smith.
|Handbook for Calculus, 3rd Ed.
Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs 2002, 318 pages, $49.95
|Single Variable Calculus, 3rd Ed.
Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs 2002, 692 pages, $65.50
|Multivariable Calculus, 3rd Ed.
Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs 2002, 397 pages. $59.95