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Differential and Integral Calculus, Volume 1, 2nd Edition

Differential and Integral Calculus, Volume 1, 2nd Edition

Richard Courant

ISBN: 978-1-118-03149-0

Aug 2011

640 pages



The classic introduction to the fundamentals of calculus

Richard Courant's classic text Differential and Integral Calculus is an essential text for those preparing for a career in physics or applied math. Volume 1 introduces the foundational concepts of "function" and "limit", and offers detailed explanations that illustrate the "why" as well as the "how". Comprehensive coverage of the basics of integrals and differentials includes their applications as well as clearly-defined techniques and essential theorems. Multiple appendices provide supplementary explanation and author notes, as well as solutions and hints for all in-text problems.

Partial table of contents:

The Continuum of Numbers, The Concept of Function, The Concept of the Limit of a Sequence, The Concept of Continuity.

The Fundamental Ideas of the Integral and Differential Calculus: The Definite Integral, The Derivative, The Estimation of Integrals and the Mean Value Theorem of the Integral Calculus.

Differentiation and Integration of the Elementary Functions: Maxima and Minima, The Logarithm and the Exponential Function, The Hyperbolic Functions.

Further Development of the Integral Calculus: The Method of Substitution, Integration by Parts, Integration of Rational Functions, Improper Integrals.


Taylor's Theorem and the Approximate Expression of Functions by Polynomials.

Numerical Methods.

Infinite Series and Other Limiting Processes.

Fourier Series.

A Sketch of the Theory of Functions of Several Variables.

The Differential Equations for the Simplest Types of Vibration.

Answers and Hints.