Brief Calculus: An Applied Approach, 8th Edition Brief Calculus: An Applied Approach, 8th Edition By Michael Sullivan Brief Calculus: An Applied Approach demonstrates how mathematics applies to various fields of study in a manner designed to engage students. The course is packed with real data and real-life applications to business, economics, and the social and life sciences. It features goal-oriented pedagogy to further help student understanding, with over 600 questions and CPA practice problem sets rendered algorithmically with full hints and solutions. Schedule a Demo Sign Up for a Test Drive Adopt WileyPLUS Want to learn more about WileyPLUS? Click Here Hear from our Authors What’s Inside About the Authors Table of Contents Read, Study, and Practice Students learn course concepts using the complete online eTextbook, flashcards, crossword puzzles, practice questions, videos, and animations. 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What’s New Optional Use of Technology: More opportunities for the use of graphing calculator, including screen shots and instructions. Icons clearly identify each opportunity for the use of spreadsheets or graphing calculator. Now Work Problems appear throughout the text, giving the student the chance to immediately reinforce the skill or concept they have just learned. Chapter Reviews contain a variety of features to help synthesize the ideas of the chapter: Objectives Check Important Terms and Concepts True-False Items Fill in the Blanks Review Exercises Michael Sullivan is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Chicago State University where he taught for 35 years before retiring a few years ago. Dr. Sullivan is a member of the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the American Mathematical Society, the Mathematical Association of America, and the American Mathematical Association of Two year Colleges. he is President of the Text and Academic Authors Association and Represents that organization on the Authors Coalition of America. Mike has been writing textbooks in mathematics for over 30 years. He currently has 13 books in print: 3 texts with John Wiley & Sons and 10 with Prentice-Hall. Six of these titles are co-authored with his son, Michael Sullivan III. Mike has four children: Kathleen, who teaches college mathematics; Michael, who teaches college mathematics, Dan, who is a Prentice-Hall sales representative , and Colleen, who teaches middle-School mathematics. Nine grandchildren round out the family. Chapter 1. Functions and Their GraphsChapter 2. Classes of FunctionsChapter 3. The Limit of a FunctionChapter 4. 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