I began writing Calculus with the goal of creating a text in which exposition, graphics, and layout would work together to enhance all facets of a students calculus experience: mastery of basic skills, conceptual understanding, and an appreciation of the wide range of applications. I also wanted students to be aware, early in the course, of the beauty of the subject and the important role it will play, both in their further studies and in their understanding of the wider world.
Encouraged by the enthusiastic response to the First Edition, I approached the new edition with the aim of further developing these strengths. Every section of text was carefully revised. During the revision process, I paid particular attention to feedback from adopters, reviewers, and students who have used the book. Their insights and creative suggestions brought numerous improvements to the text.