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    Whitman Calculus

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    David Guichard, Whitman College

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    Publisher: David Guichard

    Language: English

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    Reviewed by Xiaosheng Li, Mathematics Instructor, Normandale Community College on 6/10/15

    The current open textbook under review is Whitman Calculus (single variable) in pdf format. The text covers appropriately all areas and ideas of standard calculus 1 and calculus 2 courses taught at US universities and colleges, although the... read more

    Reviewed by Huimei Delgado, Continuing Lecturer, Purdue University on 7/15/14

    The book covers standard first semester calculus topics. Topics in the second semester calculus tend to vary a little more from program to program. For the second semester course some instructors might find this text missing some topics, such as... read more

    Reviewed by Michael Nyenhuis, Instructor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University on 10/9/13

    The text covers the standard topics in first-year calculus, but I think a regular student would have trouble using it. It covers the contents at a more mathematically sophisticated level than students are usually used to. For example, limits are... read more

    Reviewed by Sam Pimentel, Assistant Professor of Mathematical Sciences, Trinity Western University on 10/9/13

    The textbook covers all the topics necessary for a Calculus 1 course. The entire textbook, chapters 1-11, cover material for a Calculus 2 course, with the exception that the current copy received for review doesn’t include a section/chapter on... read more

    Reviewed by Bruce Aubertin, Instructor, Langara College on 10/9/13

    The text reviewed here is a version (May 2013) of the single variable portion (chapters 1 -11; 318 pages) of the full text, Calculus – Early Transcendentals by Guichard et al, which includes both single and multivariable calculus and can be found... read more

    Reviewed by James L. Bailey, Chair, British Columbia Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics and Statistics, College of the Rockies on 10/9/13

    The BCcupms Core Calculus Report (revised 2013): In 2002 the British Columbia Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics and Statistics (BCcupms) accepted the Core Calculus Report. It was reviewed in 2007 and revised... read more

    Table of Contents

    • 1 Analytic Geometry
    • 2 The Derivative
    • 3 Rules for Finding Derivatives
    • 4 Transcendental Functions
    • 5 Curve Sketching
    • 6 Applications of the Derivative
    • 7 Integration
    • 8 Techniques of Integration
    • 9 Applications of Integration
    • 10 Polar Coordinates, Parametric Equations
    • 11 Sequences and Series

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    • David Guichard
    • About the Book

      An introductory level single variable calculus book, covering standard topics in differential and integral calculus, and infinite series. Late transcendentals and multivariable versions are also available.

      This textbook has been used in classes at: Boise State University, Claremont McKenna College, University of Minnesota, University of Puget Sound, Western Connecticut State University, Whitman College.

      About the Contributors


      David Guichard is a Professor of Mathematics at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, and his research interests include Graph Theory.

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