Calculus with Applications, Brief Version, 12th edition

  • Margaret L. Lial, 
  • Raymond N. Greenwell, 
  • Nathan P. Ritchey

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Calculus with Applications, Brief Version, 12th Edition prepares you for success in your future career with timely applications incorporated throughout. Known for using real data in their examples and exercises, the authors make mathematics relevant and accessible throughout the narrative, examples, exercise sets, and supplementary resources. You’ll have ample opportunity to relate what you’re learning to career situations through the Apply It question at the beginning of sections, the applied examples and exercises, and the Extended Application at the end of each chapter. The 12th Edition introduces coauthor Geoffrey Krader, whose enhancements to the MyLab® Math course make it an even more valuable learning resource. 

Published by Pearson (September 29th 2021) - Copyright © 2022

ISBN-13: 9780137419425

Subject: Finite Math & Applied Calculus

Category: Applied Calculus

Table of contents

Prerequisite Skills Diagnostic Test

R. Algebra Reference
R.1 Polynomials
R.2 Factoring
R.3 Rational Expressions
R.4 Equations
R.5 Inequalities
R.6 Exponents
R.7 Radicals

1. Linear Functions
1.1 Slopes and Equations of Lines
1.2 Linear Functions and Applications
1.3 The Least Squares Line
Chapter 1 Review
Extended Application: Predicting Life Expectancy

2. Nonlinear Functions
2.1 Properties of Functions
2.2 Quadratic Functions; Translation and Reflection
2.3 Polynomial and Rational Functions
2.4 Exponential Functions
2.5 Logarithmic Functions
2.6 Applications: Growth and Decay; Mathematics of Finance
Chapter 2 Review
Extended Application: Power Functions

3. The Derivative
3.1 Limits
3.2 Continuity
3.3 Rates of Change
3.4 Definition of the Derivative
3.5 Graphical Differentiation
Chapter 3 Review
Extended Application: A Model for Drugs Administered Intravenously

4. Calculating the Derivative
4.1 Techniques for Finding Derivatives
4.2 Derivatives of Products and Quotients
4.3 The Chain Rule
4.4 Derivatives of Exponential Functions
4.5 Derivatives of Logarithmic Functions
Chapter 4 Review
Extended Application: Electric Potential and Electric Field

5. Graphs and the Derivative
5.1 Increasing and Decreasing Functions
5.2 Relative Extrema
5.3 Higher Derivatives, Concavity, and the Second Derivative Test
5.4 Curve Sketching
Chapter 5 Review
Extended Application: A Drug Concentration Model for Orally Administered Medications

6. Applications of the Derivative
6.1 Absolute Extrema
6.2 Applications of Extrema
6.3 Further Business Applications
6.4 Implicit Differentiation
6.5 Related Rates
6.6 Differentials: Linear Approximation
Chapter 6 Review
Extended Application: A Total Model for a Training Program

7. Integration
7.1 Antiderivatives
7.2 Substitution
7.3 Area and the Definite Integral
7.4 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
7.5 The Area Between Two Curves
7.6 Numerical Integration
Chapter 7 Review
Extended Application Estimating Depletion Dates for Minerals

8. Further Techniques and Applications of Integration
8.1 Integration by Parts
8.2 Volume and Average Value
8.3 Continuous Money Flow
8.4 Improper Integrals
Chapter 8 Review
Extended Application: Estimating Learning Curves in Manufacturing With Integrals

9. Multivariable Calculus
9.1 Functions of Several Variables
9.2 Partial Derivatives
9.3 Maxima and Minima
9.4 Lagrange Multipliers
9.5 Total Differentials and Approximations
9.6 Double Integrals
Chapter 9 Review
Extended Application: Using Multivariable Fitting to Create a Response Surface Design


  1. Solutions to Prerequisite Skills Diagnostic Test
  2. Tables

Answers to Selected Exercises
Index of Applications

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