Results: 10 Open Textbooks
  • Differential Calculus for the Life Sciences

    Author(s): Leah Edelstein-Keshet, University of British Columbia

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: Calculus arose as a tool for solving practical scientific problems through the centuries. However, it is often taught as a technical subject with rules and formulas (and occasionally theorems), devoid of its connection to applications. In this textbook, the applications form an important focal point, with emphasis on life sciences. This places the techniques and concepts into practical context, as well as motivating quantitative approaches to biology taught to undergraduates. While many of the ...[more]

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  • Calculus: Early Transcendentals

    Author(s): David Guichard, Whitman College, Lyryx Learning Team, Jim Bailey, College of the Rockies, Mark Blenkinsop, Carleton University, Michael Cavers, University of Calgary, Gregory Hartman, Virginia Military Institute, Joseph Ling, University of Calgary

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: Calculus: Early Transcendentals, originally by D. Guichard, has been redesigned by the Lyryx editorial team. Substantial portions of the content, examples, and diagrams have been redeveloped, with additional contributions provided by experienced and practicing instructors. This approachable text provides a comprehensive understanding of the necessary techniques and concepts of the typical Calculus course sequence, and is suitable for the standard Calculus I, II and III courses. To practice and ...[more]

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  • Calculus - Volume 1 (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Gilbert Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Edwin “Jed” Herman, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: Published by OpenStax, Calculus is designed for the typical two- or three-semester general calculus course, incorporating innovative features to enhance student learning. The book guides students through the core concepts of calculus and helps them understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. Due to the comprehensive nature of the material, we are offering the book in three volumes for flexibility and efficiency. Volume 1 covers functions, limits, derivatives, a...[more]

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  • Active Calculus Multivariable

    Author(s): Steve Schlicker, David Austin, Matt Boelkins; Grand Valley State University

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: In Active Calculus Multivariable, we endeavor to actively engage students in learning the subject through an activity-driven approach in which the vast majority of the examples are completed by students. Where many texts present a general theory of calculus followed by substantial collections of worked examples, we instead pose problems or situations, consider possibilities, and then ask students to investigate and explore. Following key activities or examples, the presentation normally include...[more]

  • Calculus - Volume 3 (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Gilbert Strang, Massachusetts Institue of Technology, Edwin “Jed” Herman, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: Published by OpenStax, Calculus is designed for the typical two- or three-semester general calculus course, incorporating innovative features to enhance student learning. The book guides students through the core concepts of calculus and helps them understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. Due to the comprehensive nature of the material, we are offering the book in three volumes for flexibility and efficiency. Volume 3 covers parametric equations and polar co...[more]

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  • Calculus - Volume 2 (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Gilbert Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Edwin “Jed” Herman, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: Published by OpenStax, Calculus is designed for the typical two- or three-semester general calculus course, incorporating innovative features to enhance student learning. The book guides students through the core concepts of calculus and helps them understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. Due to the comprehensive nature of the material, we are offering the book in three volumes for flexibility and efficiency. Volume 2 covers integration, differential equatio...[more]

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  • Active Calculus - 2017 edition

    Author(s): Matthew Boelkins, David Austin, Steven Schlicker, Grand Valley State University

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: Active Calculus (2017 edition) may be used as a stand-alone textbook for a standard first semester college calculus course or as a supplement to a more traditional text. Chapters 1–4 address the typical topics for differential calculus, while Chapters 5–8 provide the standard topics of integral calculus, including a chapter on differential equations (Chapter 7) and on infinite series (Chapter 8). In Active Calculus, we endeavor to actively engage students in learning the subject through an acti...[more]

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  • Brief Calculus

    Author(s): Benjamin Crowell, Light and Matter

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: This short text is designed more for self-study or review than for classroom use; full solutions are given for nearly all the end-of-chapter problems. For a more traditional text designed for classroom use, see Fundamentals of Calculus (http://www.lightandmatter.com/fund/). The focus is mainly on integration and differentiation of functions of a single variable, although iterated integrals are discussed. Infinitesimals are used when appropriate, and are treated more rigorously than in old book...[more]

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  • Precalculus (Stitz-Zeager)

    Author(s): Carl Stitz, Jeff Zeager

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: Precalculus is an introductory text. The material is presented at a level intended to prepare students for calculus while also giving them relevant mathematical skills that can be used in other classes. The authors describe their approach as "Functions First," believing introducing functions first will help students understand new concepts more completely. Each section includes homework exercises, and the answers to most computational questions are included in the text (discussion questions are...[more]

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  • Precalculus (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Jay Abramson, Arizona State University, OpenStax

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: Published by OpenStax, Precalculus is intended for college-level precalculus students. Since precalculus courses vary from one institution to the next, we have attempted to meet the needs of as broad an audience as possible, including all of the content that might be covered in any particular course. The result is a comprehensive book that covers more ground than an instructor could likely cover in a typical one- or two-semester course; but instructors should find, almost without fail, that the...[more]

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