For university students taking calculus or for high school students taking advanced placement calculus, Calculus Single and Multivariable 6th Edition by Wiley publishers is one of the many textbooks available. Calculus Single and Multivariable 6th Edition varies from other calculus textbooks in that it shows how to perform the various concepts verbally, numerically, symbolically, and graphically so all students can learn the concepts regardless of their learning style.
Like previous editions, the 6th edition of Calculus: Single and Multivariable covers beginning and advanced calculus topics. It first covers the derivative, transitions to integral calculus, ties derivatives and integrals together with differential equations and series, and then moves into more advanced topics, such as vectors and deriving multivariable functions. Topics such as line and flux integrals and Stokes’ theorem are also covered towards the end of the textbook. Unlike previous editions, the 6th edition features problems intended to strengthen students’ understanding after every section. These problems ask students to point out what is wrong with certain statements and to give examples of the concept that was previously covered. Projects are also included after every chapter in order for students to apply skills they have learned at that point in the course in order to reach a desired solution. ConcepTests and worksheets encourage active participation in the classroom and working together to come up with the correct solution. Online problems and drill exercises provide students with additional practice problems to strengthen their skills.
With this textbook, instructors will never be asked if calculus is necessary in the real world. Calculus Single and Multivariable 6th Edition includes updated data and models and case studies from relevant global issues. For example, in the differential equations chapter, data and information from the current debate on Peak Oil Production are present so students can understand how calculus can be used to analyse situations and solve problems. Several problems and case studies show the relationship between calculus and economics, sustainability, medicine, engineering, physics, and biology. These problems are designed to pique students’ interests and show how many careers involve calculus.
Calculus Single and Multivariable 6th Edition can be purchased in four different versions. Students can buy the E-Text for their computer, tablet, or smartphone for convenience purposes with or without the WileyPLUS self-study tools access. If a student prefers a physical book, he or she can buy the binder-ready version or the hardcover textbook, both with WileyPLUS access. The binder-ready version allows students to take only the pages they need to class, highlight without damaging the pages, and do the problems without using a separate sheet of paper. If a professor requires the hardcover book, students can buy that as well. Most textbooks do not offer this many book purchasing options to students, so this is another reason why Wiley books are unique.
The main reason Calculus Single and Multivariable 6th Edition stands out amongst textbooks is the variety it offers. Variety engages students more because they now have a choice and more choices leads to a better education.