An introduction to differential and integral calculus; Fundamentals of Calculus presents key topics suited for a variety of readers in fields ranging from entrepreneurship and economics to environmental and social sciences.
Practical examples from a variety of subject areas are featured throughout each chapter and step-by-step explanations for the solutions are presented. Specific techniques are also applied to highlight important information in each section; including symbols interspersed throughout to further reader comprehension.
In addition; the book illustrates the elements of finite calculus with the varied formulas for power; quotient; and product rules that correlate markedly with traditional calculus. Featuring calculus as the mathematics of change; each chapter concludes with a historical notes section.
Fundamentals of Calculus chapter coverage includes:
– Linear Equations and Functions
– The Derivative
– Using the Derivative
– Exponents and Logarithms
– Differentiation Techniques
– Integral Calculus
– Integrations Techniques
– Functions of Several Variables
– Series and Summations
– Applications to Probability
Supplemented with online instructional support materials; Fundamentals of Calculus is an ideal textbook for undergraduate students majoring in business; economics; biology; chemistry; and environmental science.