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Read more about Optimal, Integral, Likely Optimization, Integral Calculus, and Probability for Students of Commerce and the Social Sciences

Optimal, Integral, Likely Optimization, Integral Calculus, and Probability for Students of Commerce and the Social Sciences

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributors: Belevan, Hamidi, Malhotra, and Yeager

Publisher: Bruno Belevan, Parham Hamidi, Nisha Malhotra, and Elyse Yeager

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Optimal, Integral, Likely is a free, open-source textbook intended for UBC’s course MATH 105: Integral Calculus with Applications to Commerce and Social Sciences. It is shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

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Read more about Elementary Calculus

Elementary Calculus

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Corral

Publisher: Michael Corral

License: Free Documentation License (GNU)

This textbook covers calculus of a single variable, suitable for a year-long (or two-semester) course. Chapters 1-5 cover Calculus I, while Chapters 6-9 cover Calculus II. The book is designed for students who have completed courses in high-school algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Though designed for college students, it could also be used in high schools. The traditional topics are covered, but the old idea of an infinitesimal is resurrected, owing to its usefulness (especially in the sciences).

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Multivariable Calculus

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributor: Shimamoto

Publisher: Don Shimamoto

License: CC BY

This book covers the standard material for a one-semester course in multivariable calculus. The topics include curves, differentiability and partial derivatives, multiple integrals, vector fields, line and surface integrals, and the theorems of Green, Stokes, and Gauss. Roughly speaking the book is organized into three main parts corresponding to the type of function being studied: vector-valued functions of one variable, real-valued functions of many variables, and finally the general case of vector-valued functions of many variables. As is always the case, the most productive way for students to learn is by doing problems, and the book is written to get to the exercises as quickly as possible. The presentation is geared towards students who enjoy learning mathematics for its own sake. As a result, there is a priority placed on understanding why things are true and a recognition that, when details are sketched or omitted, that should be acknowledged. Otherwise the level of rigor is fairly normal. Matrices are introduced and used freely. Prior experience with linear algebra is helpful, but not required.

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Read more about APEX PreCalculus

APEX PreCalculus

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributors: Chapman, Herald, and Libertini

Publisher: APEX Calculus

License: CC BY-NC

This text was written as a prequel to the APEXCalculus series, a three–volume series on Calculus. This text is not intended to fully prepare students with all of the mathematical knowledge they need to tackle Calculus, rather it is designed to review mathematical concepts that are often stumbling blocks in the Calculus sequence. It starts basic and builds to more complex topics. This text is written so that each section and topic largely stands on its own, making it a good resource for students in Calculus who are struggling with the supporting mathemathics found in Calculus courses. The topics were chosen based on experience; several instructors in the Applied Mathemathics Department at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) compiled a list of topics that Calculus students commonly struggle with, giving the focus of this text. This allows for a more focused approach; at first glance one of the obvious differences from a standard Pre-Calculus text is its size.

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Read more about Introduction to GNU Octave: A brief tutorial for linear algebra and calculus students

Introduction to GNU Octave: A brief tutorial for linear algebra and calculus students

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributor: Lachniet

Publisher: Jason Lachniet

License: CC BY-SA

This brief book provides a noncomprehensive introduction to GNU Octave, a free open source alternative to MatLab. The basic syntax and usage is explained through concrete examples from the mathematics courses a math, computer science, or engineering major encounters in the first two years of college: linear algebra, calculus, and differential equations.

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Read more about Ordinary Differential Equations

Ordinary Differential Equations

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributor: Wiggins

Publisher: Stephen Wiggins

License: CC BY

This book consists of ten weeks of material given as a course on ordinary differential equations (ODEs) for second year mathematics majors at the University of Bristol. It is the first course devoted solely to differential equations that these students will take.

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Read more about Active Calculus Multivariable

Active Calculus Multivariable

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributors: Schlicker, Austin, and Boelkins

Publisher: Grand Valley State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Active Calculus Multivariable is the continuation of Active Calculus to multivariable functions. The Active Calculus texts are different from most existing calculus texts in at least the following ways: the texts are free for download by students and instructors in .pdf format; in the electronic format, graphics are in full color and there are live html links to java applets; the texts are open source, and interested instructors can gain access to the original source files upon request; the style of the texts requires students to be active learners — there are very few worked examples in the texts, with there instead being 3-4 activities per section that engage students in connecting ideas, solving problems, and developing understanding of key calculus concepts; each section begins with motivating questions, a brief introduction, and a preview activity, all of which are designed to be read and completed prior to class; the exercises are few in number and challenging in nature.

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Read more about Yet Another Calculus Text

Yet Another Calculus Text

Copyright Year: 2007

Contributor: Sloughter

Publisher: Dan Sloughter

License: CC BY-NC-SA

I intend this book to be, firstly, a introduction to calculus based on the hyperrealnumber system. In other words, I will use infinitesimal and infinite numbers freely. Just as most beginning calculus books provide no logical justification for the real number system, I will provide none for the hyperreals. The reader interested in questions of foundations should consult books such asAbraham Robinson's Non-standard Analysis or Robert Goldblatt's Lectures onthe Hyperreals.

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Read more about Calculus: Early Transcendentals

Calculus: Early Transcendentals

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributor: Guichard

Publisher: Lyryx

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Calculus: Early Transcendentals, originally by D. Guichard, has been redesigned by the Lyryx editorial team. Substantial portions of the content, examples, and diagrams have been redeveloped, with additional contributions provided by experienced and practicing instructors. This approachable text provides a comprehensive understanding of the necessary techniques and concepts of the typical Calculus course sequence, and is suitable for the standard Calculus I, II and III courses.

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Read more about Calculus-Based Physics II

Calculus-Based Physics II

Copyright Year: 2008

Contributor: Schnick

Publisher: Jeffrey W. Schnick

License: CC BY-SA

Calculus-Based Physics is an introductory physics textbook designed for use in the two-semester introductory physics course typically taken by science and engineering students.

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