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Vector Calculus (3rd Edition)

Vector Calculus (3rd Edition)
Author: Susan J. Colley
ISBN 13: 9780131858749
ISBN 10: 131858742
Edition: 3
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2005-03-26
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 576
List Price: $174.00

Atraditional yet accessible calculus book with a strong conceptual and geometricslant. Using the language and notation of vectors and matrices to clarify theanalogy between concepts in single- and multivariable calculus, this bookprovides a greater challenge than the multivariable material typically found incalculus books. The book offers flexibility for readers bypresenting topics not usually found in a book at this level. It incorporatesmore than 500 diagrams and figures that connect analytic work to geometry andassist with visualization. It stresses mathematical rigor, but presentstechnical derivations at the ends of sections. Proofs are available forreference, but positioned so as to not interfere with the main flow of ideas.A valuable reference book for any reader who needs agreater understanding of multivariable calculus.


A textbook for a sophomore or junior course in multivariable calculus. Requires a previous standard course in the calculus of functions of one variable, but develops the necessary matrix arithmetic and algebra as needed. Strives to develop a sound conceptual grasp of vector calculus and to begin the transition from first-year calculus to more advanced technical mathematics. Highlights with color throughout. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.