Calculus: Early Transcendentals Single Variable
Fourth Edition   ©2019

Calculus: Early Transcendentals Single Variable

Jon Rogawski (University of California, Los Angeles) , Colin Adams (Williams College) , Robert Franzosa

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-05593-1; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-05593-6; Format: Paper Text, 800 pages

General themes of the revision include the following (a detailed list of changes is also available):

  • Rewrite portions to increase readability without reducing level of mathematical rigor. This includes increasing clarity, improving organization, and building consistency.
  • Add applications, particularly in life science and earth science to broaden the scientific fields represented in the book. In particular, there are a number of new examples and exercises in climate science, an area that is currently drawing a lot of interest in the scientific community.
  • Add conceptual and graphical insights to assist student understanding in places where pitfalls and confusion often occurs.
  • Add diversity to the Historical Perspectives and historical marginal pieces.
  • Maintain threads throughout the book by previewing topics that come up later and revisiting topics that have been presented before.
  • Expand the perspective on curve sketching--beyond just sketching a curve using calculus tools--to include analyzing given curves using calculus tools. (This is an addition of some elements of the “reform” perspective on calculus instruction.)
  • “Tighten” the presentation of the mathematics in the text, improving rigor (without increasing the overall level of formality). This includes correcting previous errors and omissions.