Calculus: Concepts and Methods

by Ken Binmore, Joan Davies

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  • 9780521775410
  • 9781139632751
  • 9781139636766
The pebbles used in ancient abacuses gave their name to the calculus, which today is a fundamental tool in business, economics, engineering and the sciences. This introductory book takes readers gently from single to multivariate calculus and simple differential and difference equations. Unusually the book offers a wide range of applications in business and economics, as well as more conventional scientific examples. Ideas from univariate calculus and linear algebra are covered as needed, often from a new perspective. They are reinforced in the two-dimensional case, which is studied in detail before generalisation to higher dimensions. Although there are no theorems or formal proofs, this is a serious book in which conceptual issues are explained carefully using numerous geometric devices and a wealth of worked examples, diagrams and exercises. Mathematica has been used to generate many beautiful and accurate, full-colour illustrations to help students visualise complex mathematical objects. This adds to the accessibility of the text, which will appeal to a wide audience among students of mathematics, economics and science.
  • Cambridge University Press; February 2002
  • ISBN: 9781139632751
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  • Title: Calculus: Concepts and Methods
  • Author: Ken Binmore; Joan Davies
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780521775410
  • 9781139632751
  • 9781139636766

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'… well illustrated and has a good supply of examples and exercises … an excellent textbook for courses in intermediate calculus for students of mathematics as well as economics.' Zentralblatt für Mathematik

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780521775410
  • 9781139632751
  • 9781139636766