Calculus for Business, Economics, and the Social and Life Sciences, Brief Version, Media Update

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byLaurence Hoffmann, Gerald Bradley, David Sobecki

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Calculus for Business, Economics, and the Social and Life Sciences, Brief Edition provides a sound, intuitive understanding of the basic concepts students need as they pursue careers in business, economics, and the life and social sciences. Students achieve success using this text as a result of the author's applied and real-world orientation to concepts, problem-solving approach, straight forward and concise writing style, and comprehensive exercise sets. More than 100,000 students worldwide have studied from this text!

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Calculus for Business, Economics, and the Social and Life Sciences, Brief Edition provides a sound, intuitive understanding of the basic concepts students need as they pursue careers in business, economics, and the life and social sciences. Students achieve success using this text as a result of the author's applied and real-world or...

Format:OtherDimensions:10.3 × 8.5 × 1.25 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Functions, Graphs, and Limits

1.1Functions

1.2The Graph of a Function

1.3Lines and Linear Functions

1.4Functional Models

1.5Limits

1.6One-Sided Limits and Continuity

Chapter 2: Differentiation: Basic Concepts

2.1The Derivative

2.2Techniques of Differentiation

2.3Product and Quotient Rules; Higher-Order Derivatives

2.4The Chain Rule

2.5Marginal Analysis and Approximations Using Increments

2.6Implicit Differentiation and Related Rates

Chapter 3: Additional Applications of the Derivative

3.1 Increasing and Decreasing Functions; Relative Extrema

3.2 Concavity and Points of Inflection

3.3 Curve Sketching

3.4 Optimization; Elasticity of Demand

3.5 Additional Applied Optimization

Chapter 4: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

4.1 Exponential Functions; Continuous Compounding

4.2 Logarithmic Functions

4.3 Differentiation of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

4.4 Additional Applications; Exponential Models

Chapter 5: Integration

5.1 Indefinite Integration and Differential Equations

5.2 Integration by Substitution

5.3 The Definite Integral and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

5.4 Applying Definite Integration: Distribution of Wealth and Average Value

5.5 Additional Applications to Business and Economics

5.6 Additional Applications to the Life and Social Sciences

Chapter 6: Additional Topics in Integration

6.1 Integration by Parts; Integral Tables

6.2 Numerical Integration

6.3 Improper Integrals

6.4 Introduction to Continuous Probability

Chapter 7: Calculus of Several Variables

7.1 Functions of Several Variables

7.2 Partial Derivatives

7.3 Optimizing Functions of Two Variables

7.4 The Method of Least-Squares

7.5 Constrained Optimization: The Method of Lagrange Multipliers

7.6 Double Integrals

Appendix A: Algebra Review

A.1 A Brief Review of Algebra

A.2 Factoring Polynomials and Solving Systems of Equations

A.3 Evaluating Limits with L'Hopital's Rule

A.4 The Summation Notation