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Computer-Supported Calculus

Ben-Israel, A., Gilbert, R.

Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002, XI, 612 p.

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  • About this textbook

  • * the first calculus book integrated with a special software
This is a new type of calculus book: Students who master this text will be well versed in calculus and, in addition, possess a useful working knowledge of one of the most important mathematical software systems, namely, MACSYMA. This will equip them with the mathematical competence they need for science and engi­ neering and the competitive workplace. The choice of MACSYMA is not essential for the didactic goal of the book. In fact, any of the other major mathematical software systems, e. g. , AXIOM, MATHEMATICA, MAPLE, DERIVE, or REDUCE, could have been taken for the examples and for acquiring the skill in using these systems for doing mathematics on computers. The symbolic and numerical calcu­ lations described in this book will be easily performed in any of these systems by slight modification of the syntax as soon as the student understands and masters the MACSYMA examples in this book. What is important, however, is that the student gets all the information necessary to design and execute the calculations in at least one concrete implementation language as this is done in this book and also that the use of the mathematical software system is completely integrated with the text. In these times of globalization, firms which are unable to hire adequately trained technology experts will not prosper. For corporations which depend heavily on sci­ ence and engineering, remaining competitive in the global economy will require hiring employees having had a traditionally rigorous mathematical education.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Fundamental theorem of calculus - Integralrechnung - Macsyma - Maple - Mathematica - algorithm - algorithms - approximation - calculus - derivative - differential equation - geometry - linear optimization - mathematics - mean value theorem

Related subjects » Computational Intelligence and Complexity - Computational Science & Engineering - Theoretical Computer Science

Table of contents 

Functions, limits, and continuity.- 1 Functions.- 1.1 Introduction.- 1.2 Functions and their graphs.- 1.3 Polynomials.- 1.4 Rational functions.- 1.5 Inverse functions.- 2 Elementary functions used in calculus.- 2.1 Exponential and logarithmic functions.- 2.2 Trigonometric functions.- 2.3 Inverse trigonometric functions.- 2.4 Hyperbolic functions.- 2.5 Inverse hyperbolic functions.- 3 Limits and continuity.- 3.1 Limits.- 3.2 One-sided limits.- 3.3 Infinite limits.- 3.4 Continuous functions.- 3.5 Continuous functions on closed intervals.- 3.6 Proofs.- Derivatives.- 4 Differentiation.- 4.1 Tangency.- 4.2 Differentiability.- 4.3 Derivative function.- 4.4 Special derivatives.- 4.5 Rectilinear motion and velocity.- 4.6 Approximations.- 4.7 Higher derivatives.- 4.8 Acceleration.- 5 Differentiation rules.- 5.1 Product and quotient rules.- 5.2 Chain rule and implicit differentiation.- 5.3 Rates of change.- 5.4 Derivatives of inverse functions.- 6 Extremum problems.- 6.1 Terminology.- 6.2 Necessary condition for a local extremum.- 6.3 First-derivative test.- 6.4 Second-derivative test.- 6.5 Optimal inventory.- 6.6 Convexity.- 6.7 Analysis of graphs.- 6.8 Proofs.- 7 Mean value theorem.- 7.1 Mean value theorem.- 7.2 Rule of l’Hospital.- 7.3 Taylor theorem.- 7.4 Antiderivatives.- 7.5 Iterative methods.- 7.6 Newton method.- 7.7 Fixed points.- 7.8 Proofs.- Integrals.- 8 Definite integrals.- 8.1 Introduction.- 8.2 Riemann sums.- 8.3 Definite integral.- 8.4 Numerical integration: trapezoid method.- 8.5 Numerical integration: Simpson method.- 8.6 Proofs.- 9 Fundamental theorem of calculus.- 9.1 Indefinite integral.- 9.2 Position and distance from velocity.- 9.3 Fundamental theorem of calculus.- 9.4 List of integrals.- 9.5 Proofs.- 10 Integration techniques.- 10.1 Changing variables.- 10.2 Integration by parts.- 10.3 Rational functions.- 10.4 Improper integrals: infinite intervals.- 10.5 Improper integrals: unbounded integrands.- 11 Applications of integrals.- 11.1 Area.- 11.2 Area by polar coordinates.- 11.3 Arc length.- 11.4 Volume.- 11.5 Solids of revolution: volume.- 11.6 Solids of revolution: surface area.- 11.7 Moments and centroids.- 11.8 Centroids of three-dimensional bodies.- 11.9 Work.- 11.10 Hydrostatic force.- Series and approximations.- 12 Sequences and series.- 12.1 Sequences and convergence.- 12.2 Series.- 12.3 Convergence criteria for series.- 12.4 Proofs.- 13 Series expansions and approximations.- 13.1 Series of functions.- 13.2 Power series.- 13.3 Differentiation of power series.- 13.4 Taylor series.- 13.5 Lagrange interpolation.- 13.6 Proofs.- Appendixes.- A Introduction to MACSYMA.- A.1 MACSYMA inputs and outputs.- A.2 Getting on-line help.- A.3 Expressions.- A.4 Constants.- A.5 Numbers.- A.6 Assignments.- A.7 Equations.- A.8 Functions.- A.9 Lists.- A.10 Expanding expressions.- A.11 Simplifying expressions.- A.12 Factoring expressions.- A.13 Making substitutions.- A.14 Extracting parts of an expression.- A.15 Trigonometric functions.- A.16 A simple program.- A.17 Plotting.- B Numbers.- B.1 Arithmetic operations.- B.2 Real numbers.- B.3 Absolute value.- B.4 Equations and inequalities.- B.5 Two fundamental properties of real numbers.- B.6 Complex numbers.- C Analytical geometry.- C.2 Lines.- C.3 Circles.- C.4 Sine, cosine, and tangent.- C.5 Polar coordinates.- D Conic sections.- D.l Conic sections.- D.2 Circle.- D.3 Parabola.- D.4 Ellipse.- D.5 Hyperbola.

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