Calculus (AP® Edition Updated)

  • AUTHORS: Ron Larson; Bruce H. Edwards
  • ISBN-13: 9781305952874 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • Hardcover 
  • 10th Edition
  • ©2017     Published
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About The Product

The Larson CALCULUS program has a long history of innovation in the calculus market. It has been widely praised by a generation of students and professors for its solid and effective pedagogy that addresses the needs of a broad range of teaching and learning styles and environments. Each title is just one component in a comprehensive calculus course program that carefully integrates and coordinates print, media, and technology products for successful teaching and learning.

The updated edition of this text is designed to support AP® Calculus students as they prepare for the updated AP® Calculus exams.


  • REVISED Remarks - To eliminate any possible confusion all Study Tips and Notes have been combined into one feature Remarks. These hints and tips can be used to reinforce or expand upon concepts help you.
  • REVISED Exercise Sets - The exercise sets have been carefully and extensively examined to ensure they are rigorous relevant and cover all topics suggested by our users. The exercises have been reorganized and titled so you can better see the connections between examples and exercises. Multi-step real-life exercises reinforce problem-solving skills and mastery of concepts by giving you the opportunity to apply the concepts in real-life situations. Putnam Exam questions to push the limits of students’ understanding of calculus. Graphing technology exercises for students to make us of a graphing utility to help find solutions.
  • Chapter Openers - Each Chapter Opener highlights five real-life applications of calculus found throughout the chapter. The applications reference the examples or exercises featured. You can find a full listing of the applications in the Index of Applications.
  • Enhanced WebAssign Course - The Larson EWA course has over 3 900 textbook questions which have been drawn from the book and offer more coverage of problems and topics than most online homework programs for Calculus. The EWA course for Larson CALCULUS will present numerous section-level video lessons by Dana Mosely and animated tutorials. In addition to these assets the course includes exercise-level features: Read It Watch It Master It and Chat About It links. These tools benefit students with varied learning styles to ensure they get the most out of their online learning experience.
  • Graded Homework Exercises - Online homework and tests are evaluated using powerful Maple software to ensure mathematical accuracy. Instructors control point values weighting grades and whether or not an item is graded. An electronic gradebook helps instructors manage course information easily and can be exported to other files such as Excel.
  • CAS Investigation - Many examples throughout the book are accompanied by CAS Investigations. These are collaborative investigations using a computer algebra system (e.g. Maple) to further explore the related example. CAS Investigations are located online and in the eBook.
  • Writing Style - Simple mathematically precise instruction and directions are clear and easy to understand for students.
  • Linked Examples and Exercises - The Larson program has long been recognized as offering many more examples than most calculus texts. Examples are broken down into critical steps with careful use of color and design to emphasize the process. Each is linked to problems in the exercise sets giving students a way to learn or review material as they do their homework.
  • Instructor Resource Guide with Solutions - The instructor’s resource contains an abundance of resources keyed to the textbook by chapter and section including chapter summaries teaching strategies multiple versions of chapter tests final exams gateway tests and suggested solutions to the Chapter Openers Explorations Section Projects and Technology features in the text.

About the Contributor

  • Ron Larson

    Dr. Ron Larson is a professor of mathematics at The Pennsylvania State University, where he has taught since 1970. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Colorado and is considered the pioneer of using multimedia to enhance the learning of mathematics, having authored over 30 software titles since 1990. Dr. Larson conducts numerous seminars and in-service workshops for math educators around the country about using computer technology as an instructional tool and motivational aid. He is the recipient of the 2014 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTAL FUNCTIONS, the 2014 Text and Academic Authors Association TEXTY Award for PRECALCULUS, the 2012 William Holmes McGuffey Longevity Award for CALCULUS: AN APPLIED APPROACH, and the 1996 Text and Academic Authors Association TEXTY Award for INTERACTIVE CALCULUS (a complete text on CD-ROM that was the first mainstream college textbook to be offered on the Internet). Dr. Larson authors numerous textbooks including the best-selling Calculus series published by Cengage Learning.

  • Bruce H. Edwards

    Dr. Bruce H. Edwards is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Florida. Professor Edwards received his B.S. in Mathematics from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from Dartmouth College. He taught mathematics at a university near Bogotá, Colombia, as a Peace Corps volunteer. While teaching at the University of Florida, Professor Edwards has won many teaching awards, including Teacher of the Year in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences Student Council Teacher of the Year, and the University of Florida Honors Program Teacher of the Year. He was selected by the Office of Alumni Affairs to be the Distinguished Alumni Professor for 1991–1993. Professor Edwards has taught a variety of mathematics courses at the University of Florida, from first-year calculus to graduate-level classes in algebra and numerical analysis. He has been a frequent speaker at research conferences and meetings of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. He has also coauthored a wide range of award winning mathematics textbooks with Professor Ron Larson.

Table of Contents

P. Preparation for Calculus
1. Limits and their Properties
2. Differentiation
3. Applications of Differentiation
4. Integration
5. Logarithmic, Exponential, and Other Transcendental Functions
6. Differential Equations
7. Applications of Integration
8. Integration Techniques, L’Hopital’s Rule, and Improper Integrals
9. Infinite Series
10. Conics, Parametric Equations, and Polar Coordinates
11. Vectors and the Geometry of Space
12. Vector-Valued Functions
13. Functions of Several Variables
14. Multiple Integration
15. Vector Analysis
16. Second Order Differential Equations* (online)
A. Proofs of Selected Theorems
B. Integration Tables
C. Precalculus Review (online)
D. Rotation and the General Second-Degree Equation (online)
E. Complex Numbers (online)
F. Business and Economic Applications (online)

New to this Edition

  • AP® EXAM TIPS and AP® EXAM PRACTICE QUESTIONS – At the end of each chapter, these items have been updated and revised to reflect the updated AP® Calculus exams.
  • AP® Calculus Curriculum Framework Correlation – this resource is now found in the Preface.
  • Insights – Insights offer important information to help students prepare for the specific material that appears on the AP® exam.
  • Interactive Examples - Examples throughout the book are accompanied by Interactive Examples at
  • HOW DO YOU SEE IT? Exercise - The How Do You See It? exercise in each section presents a problem that you will solve by visual inspection using the concepts learned in the lesson.
  • - We’ve created a free website hosting valuable resources. At this website, you can access the following: Proof Videos – Watch co-author Bruce Edwards present theorems and explain their proofs. Calculus Videos – Watch Dana Mosely explain concepts of calculus. Interactive Examples – Explore examples using Wolfram’s free CDF player (plug-in required). Rotatable Graphs – View and rotate three-dimensional graphs using Wolfram’s free CDF player (plug-in required). Biographies – Read biographies of men and women who were instrumental in creating calculus. Web Appendices – Read the web-only appendices that accompany the text. Data Downloads – Use real data to solve problems.
  • Table of Contents Changes – In this 10th edition, we moved Appendix A (Proofs of Selected Theorems) to the website, which also includes videos of co-author Bruce Edwards explaining these proofs.


Teacher Components

  • AP Teacher’s Resource Guide and Lesson Plans  (ISBN-10: 128506304X | ISBN-13: 9781285063041)
    Price = 10.75
  • Fast Track to a 5 Calculus AP® Enhanced  (ISBN-10: 1305952901 | ISBN-13: 9781305952904)
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Student Supplements

  • Fast Track to a 5 Calculus AP® Enhanced  (ISBN-10: 1305952901 | ISBN-13: 9781305952904)
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