# Brief Calculus: An Applied Approach, 8th Edition

# Brief Calculus: An Applied Approach, 8th Edition

ISBN: ES8-0-471-70761-5

## Description

Looking for a textbook to help you motivate your students? Sullivan's*Brief Calculus: An Applied Approach 8/e*continues its rich tradition of engaging students and demonstrating how mathematics applies to various fields of study. The text is packed with real data and real-life applications to business, economics, social and life sciences. The new Eighth Edition also features a new full color design and improved goal-oriented pedagogy to further help student understanding.

Chapter 1. Functions and Their Graphs.

Chapter 2. Classes of Functions.

Chapter 3. The Limit of a Function.

Chapter 4. The Derivative of a Function.

Chapter 5. Applications: Graphing Functions; Optimization.

Chapter 6. The Integral of a Function and Applications.

Chapter 7. Other Applications and Extensions of the Integral.

Chapter 8. Calculus of Functions of Two or More Variables.

Appendix: Graphing Utilities.

Appendix 1. The Viewing Rectangle.

Appendix 2. Using a Graphing Utility to Graph Equations.

Appendix 3. Square Screens.

Appendix 4. Using a Graphing Utility To Locate Intercepts and Check for Symmetry.

Appendix 5. Using a Graphing Utility to Solve Equations.

Answers to Odd-Numbers Problems.

Photo Credits.

Index.

- NEW!
**Full color design**improves clarity and assists student understanding with consistant pedagogical use of color. - More
**applications using real data**enhances student motivation. Many of these applications include source lines, to show how mathematics is used in the real world. - NEW!
**Conceptual problems**ask students to put the concepts and results into their own words. These problems are marked with an icon to make them easier to assign. - The
**Preparing for this Section**feature guides the student on which concepts to review before starting each new section. - Each section begins with
**a set of objectives**, which are highlighted and maintained throughout the section. At the end of each chapter, these objectives are reviewed, with specific**Review Exercises**to test the student's command of the material. - Each chapter ends with a
**Chapter Project**that can be used in class, assigned for homework, or employed for group work. - NEW! Use of Excel spreadsheets are now integrated throughout.

**Optional Use of Technology:**

- More opportunities for the use of graphing calculator, including screen shots and instructions.
- Icons clearly identify each opportunity for the use of spreadsheets or graphing calculator.

**Now Work**Problems appear throughout the text, giving the student the chance to immediately reinforce the skill or concept they have just learned.

**Chapter Reviews**contain a variety of features to help synthesize the ideas of the chapter:

- Objectives Check
- Important Terms and Concepts
- True-False Items
- Fill in the Blanks
- Review Exercises