Active Calculus - Single Variable

Rather than detailed explanations and worked out examples, this book uses activities intended to be done by the students in order to present the standard concepts and computational techniques of calculus.

**Tag(s):**
Calculus

**Publication date**: 03 Aug 2014

**ISBN-10**:
n/a

**ISBN-13**:
9780989897532

**Paperback**:
553 pages

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Active Calculus - Single Variable

Rather than detailed explanations and worked out examples, this book uses activities intended to be done by the students in order to present the standard concepts and computational techniques of calculus.

From the Preface:

Matthew Boelkins wrote:Where many texts present a general theory of calculus followed by substantial collections of worked examples, we instead pose problems or situations, consider possibilities, and then ask students to investigate and explore. Following key activities or examples, the presentation normally includes some overall perspective and a brief synopsis of general trends or properties, followed by formal statements of rules or theorems. While we often offer a plausibility argument for such results, rarely do we include formal proofs.

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About The Author(s)

David Austin is Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics at Grand Valley State University.

Matthew Boelkins is Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics at Grand Valley State University. Boelkins and mathematics faculty David Austin and Steve Schlicker were co-authors of the textbook that encourages faculty to use active learning pedagogy in first- and second-semester calculus courses. The book is endorsed by the American Institute of Mathematics' Open Textbook Initiative.

Steve Schlicker is Professor of Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics at Grand Valley State University.

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