Features and Benefits

Available for fall 2020 classes

The DIGITAL UPDATE gives you revised content and resources that keep your course current

Digital updates:

The groundbreaking eText includes approximately 700 figures that can be manipulated by students to provide a deeper geometric understanding of key concepts and examples as they read and learn new material.

  • NEW - The eText is now run on Wolfram Cloud instead of the Wolfram CDF Player. This cloudbased solution runs in any browser and does not require installation, making it immediately accessible to students.

Digital updates in MyMathlab® for School:

  • UPDATED - All exercises that use Interactive Figures are now run on Wolfram Cloud instead of the Wolfram CDF Player.
  • REVISED - Improved MyMathlab® for School exercises for Chapters 10 and 11 on sequences and series – The authors have updated answers and learning aids to more deeply assess student understanding and to align with methods in the textbook.
  • NEW - Personal Inventory Assessments are a collection of online exercises designed to promote self-reflection and engagement in students. These 33 assessments include topics such as a Stress Management Assessment, Diagnosing Poor Performance and Enhancing Motivation, and Time Management Assessment.

About the Book

  • REVISED! The exercise setsare a major focus of the revision. In response to reviewer and instructor feedback, the authors implemented some significant changes to the exercise sets by rearranging and relabeling exercises, modifying some exercises, and adding many new ones.
    • Of the approximately 10,400 exercises appearing in this edition, 18% are new and many of the exercises from the second edition were revised for this edition.
    • A simplified exercise set structure went from including five parts to three: Getting Started, Practice Exercises, Explorations and Challenges.
    • Chapter Review exercises received a major revamp to provide more exercises, particularly intermediate-level problems, and more opportunities for students to choose a strategy of solution. More than 26% of the Chapter Review exercises are new.
  • Figures — Based on their experiences with students who learn better once they are able to visualize concepts, the authors devoted considerable time and deliberation to the figures in this book. Whenever possible, the authors let the figures communicate essential ideas using annotations reminiscent of an instructor’s voice at the board. Readers will quickly find that the figures facilitate learning in new ways.
  • Annotated Examples — Worked-out examples feature annotations (set in blue type) to guide students through the process of a solution and to emphasize that each step in a mathematical argument is rigorously justified. These annotations are designed to echo how instructors talk through examples in lecture. They also provide help for students who may struggle with the algebra and trigonometry steps within the solution process.
  • Quick Checks — The narrative is interspersed with Quick Check questions that encourage students to do the calculus as they are reading about it. These questions resemble the kinds of questions instructors pose in class.

Check out the preface for a complete list of features and what's new in this edition.

Reach every student with MyMathlab for School

  • Deliver trusted content: You deserve teaching materials that meet your own high standards for your course. That’s why we partner with highly respected authors to develop interactive content and course-specific resources that you can trust–and that keep your students engaged.
    • UPDATED! Assignable Exercises The authors analyzed aggregated student usage and performance data from MyMathlab for School for the previous edition of this text. The results of this analysis helped improve the quality and quantity of text and MyMathlab for School exercises and learning aids that matter the most to instructors and students.
    • Setup & Solve Exercises These exercises require students to show how they set up a problem as well as the solution, better mirroring what is required on tests. This new exercise type was widely praised by users of the 2nd edition, so more were added to the 3rd edition. Each Setup & Solve Exercise is also now available as a regular question where just the final answer is scored.
    • Additional Conceptual Questions focus on deeper, theoretical understanding of the key concepts in calculus. These questions were written by faculty at Cornell University under an NSF grant and are also assignable through Learning Catalytics™.
    • Additional practice problems--beyond those in the textbook sections--have been added to selected sections within MyMathlab for School. These problems are clearly labeled EXTRA and are perfect for use in chapter reviews or practice tests.
    • eText with Interactive Figures The eText includes approximately 700 figures that can be manipulated by students to provide a deeper geometric understanding of key concepts and examples as they read and learn new material. The authors have written Interactive Figure Exercises that can be assigned for homework so that students can engage with the figures outside of the classroom.
    • NEW! Enhanced Interactive Figures By incorporating functionality from several standard Interactive Figures, Enhanced Interactive Figures are mathematically richer and ideal for in-class demonstrations. Using a single figure, instructors can illustrate concepts that are difficult for students to visualize and make important connections to key themes of calculus.
    • ALL NEW! Instructional Videos – For each section of the text, there is now a new full-lecture video. Many of these videos make use of Interactive Figures to enhance student understanding of concepts. To make it easier for students to navigate to the content they need, each lecture video is segmented into shorter clips (labeled Introduction, Example, or Summary).
  • Empower each learner: Each student learns at a different pace. Personalized learning pinpoints the precise areas where each student needs practice, giving all students the support they need–when and where they need it–to be successful.
    • NEW! Enhanced Sample Assignments – These section-level assignments include just-in-time prerequisite review, help keep skills fresh with spaced practice of key concepts, and provide opportunities to work exercises without learning aids so students check their understanding.
    • An Integrated Review version of the MyMathlab for School course contains pre-made, assignable quizzes to assess the prerequisite skills needed for each chapter, plus personalized remediation for any gaps in skills that are identified. Each student, therefore, receives just the help that he or she needs--no more, no less.
  • Teach your course your way: Your course is unique. So whether you’d like to build your own assignments, teach multiple sections, or set prerequisites, MyMathlab for School gives you the flexibility to easily create your course to fit your needs.
    • Guided Projects – MyMathlab for School contains 78 Guided Projects that allow students to work in a directed, step-by-step fashion, with various objectives: to carry out extended calculations, to derive physical models, to explore related theoretical topics, or to investigate new applications of calculus. The Guided Projects vividly demonstrate the breadth of calculus and provide a wealth of mathematical excursions that go beyond the typical classroom experience.
    • Learning Catalytics Now included in all MyMathlab for School courses, this student response tool uses students’ smartphones, tablets, or laptops to engage them in more interactive tasks and thinking during lecture. Learning Catalytics™ fosters student engagement and peer-to-peer learning with real-time analytics. Access pre-built exercises created specifically for calculus, including Additional Conceptual Questions.
  • Improve student results: When you teach with MyMyMathlab for School, student performance often improves. That’s why instructors have chosen MyMathlab for School for over 15 years, touching the lives of over 50 million students.