Author | Lang, Serge. author |
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Title | A First Course in Calculus [electronic resource] / by Serge Lang |

Imprint | New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 1986 |

Edition | Fifth Edition |

Connect to | http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-8532-3 |

Descript | XV, 731 p. online resource |

SUMMARY

The purpose of a first course in calculus is to teach the student the basic notions of derivative and integral, and the basic techniques and applicaยญ tions which accompany them. The very talented students, with an obยญ vious aptitude for mathematics, will rapidly require a course in functions of one real variable, more or less as it is understood by professional is not primarily addressed to them (although mathematicians. This book I hope they will be able to acquire from it a good introduction at an early age). I have not written this course in the style I would use for an advanced monograph, on sophisticated topics. One writes an advanced monograph for oneself, because one wants to give permanent form to one's vision of some beautiful part of mathematics, not otherwise acยญ cessible, somewhat in the manner of a composer setting down his symยญ phony in musical notation. This book is written for the students to give them an immediate, and pleasant, access to the subject. I hope that I have struck a proper comยญ promise, between dwelling too much on special details and not giving enough technical exercises, necessary to acquire the desired familiarity with the subject. In any case, certain routine habits of sophisticated mathematicians are unsuitable for a first course. Rigor. This does not mean that so-called rigor has to be abandoned

CONTENT

One Review of Basic Material -- I Numbers and Functions -- II Graphs and Curves -- Two Differentiation and Elementary Functions -- III The Derivative -- IV Sine and Cosine -- V The Mean Value Theorem -- VI Sketching Curves -- VII Inverse Functions -- VIII Exponents and Logarithms -- Three Integration -- IX Integration -- X Properties of the Integral -- XI Techniques of Integration -- XII Applications of Integration -- Four Taylorโ{128}{153}s Formula and Series -- XIII Taylor's Formula -- XIV Series -- Five Functions of Several Variables -- XV Vectors -- XVI Differentiation of Vectors -- XVII Functions of Several Variables -- XVIII The Chain Rule and the Gradient -- Answer

Mathematics
Functions of real variables
Mathematics
Real Functions