Single Variable Calculus

  • AUTHOR: James Stewart
  • ISBN-13: 9781305266704 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 984 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 8th Edition
  • ©2016     Published
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About The Product

James Stewart's Single Variable Calculus is widely renowned for its mathematical precision and accuracy, clarity of exposition, and outstanding examples and problem sets. Millions of students worldwide have explored calculus through Stewart's trademark style, while instructors have turned to his approach time and time again. In the Eighth Edition of Single Variable Calculus, Stewart continues to set the standard for the course while adding carefully revised content. The patient explanations, superb exercises, focus on problem solving, and carefully graded problem sets that have made Stewart's texts best-sellers continue to provide a strong foundation for the Eighth Edition. From the most unprepared student to the most mathematically gifted, Stewart's writing and presentation serve to enhance understanding and build confidence.


  • Four carefully crafted diagnostic tests in algebra, analytic geometry, functions, and trigonometry appear at the beginning of the text. These provide students with a convenient way to test their pre-existing knowledge and brush up on skills they need to successfully begin the course.
  • Stewart's writing style speaks clearly and directly to students, guiding them through key ideas, theorems, and problem-solving steps, and encouraging them to think as they read and learn.
  • Every concept is supported by thoughtfully worked examples—many with step-by-step explanations—and carefully chosen exercises. The quality of this pedagogical system is what sets Stewart's texts above others.
  • The text's clean, user-friendly design provides a clear presentation of calculus. The art program, with its functional and consistent use of color, helps students identify and review mathematical concepts more easily.
  • Stewart draws on physics, engineering, chemistry, biology, medicine, and social science to motivate students and demonstrate the power of calculus as a problem-solving tool in a wide variety of fields.
  • Stewart's text offers an extensive collection of more than 8,000 quality exercises. Each exercise set is carefully graded, progressing from skill-development problems to more challenging problems involving applications and proofs. The wide variety of types of exercises includes many technology-oriented, thought-provoking, real, and engaging problems.
  • Comprehensive review sections follow each chapter and further support conceptual understanding.
  • "Strategies" sections (based on George Polya's problem-solving methodology) help students select what techniques they'll need to solve problems in situations where the choice is not obvious, and help them develop true problem-solving skills and intuition.
  • More challenging exercises called "Problems Plus" follow the end-of-chapter exercises. These sections reinforce concepts by requiring students to apply techniques from more than one chapter of the text, and by patiently showing them how to approach a challenging problem.

About the Contributor

  • James Stewart

    The late James Stewart received his M.S. from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He did research at the University of London and was influenced by the famous mathematician George Polya at Stanford University. Stewart was most recently Professor of Mathematics at McMaster University, and his research field was harmonic analysis. Stewart was the author of a best-selling calculus textbook series published by Cengage Learning, including CALCULUS, CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS, and CALCULUS: CONCEPTS AND CONTEXTS, as well as a series of precalculus texts.

Table of Contents

1. Functions and Limits
2. Derivatives
3. Applications of Differentiation
4. Integrals
5. Applications of Integration
6. Inverse Functions: Exponential, Logarithmic, and Inverse Trigonometric Functions
7. Techniques of Integration
8. Further Applications of Integration
9. Differential Equations
10. Curves in Parametric, Vector, and Polar Coordinates (SV Calculus)
11. Infinite Sequences and Series

New to this Edition

  • The data in examples and exercises have been updated.
  • New examples have been added (see Example 6.1.5, for instance), and the solutions to some of the existing examples have been amplified.
  • Several new application based problems in the book have been added to help the students strengthen the understanding of concepts and make the leap to discovering the impact of Calculus in its various applications.
  • Two new projects have been added: The project, Controlling Red Blood Cell Loss During Surgery, describes the ANH procedure, in which blood is extracted from the patient before an operation and is replaced by saline solution. This dilutes the patient's blood so that fewer red blood cells are lost during bleeding and the extracted blood is returned to the patient after surgery. The project, Planes and Birds: Minimizing Energy, asks how birds can minimize power and energy by flapping their wings versus gliding.
  • More than 20% of the exercises in each chapter are new.

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