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Calculus I 9th Edition Review by Cathy Duffy
12 DVDs, hardbound text, complete solutions guide, and student technical support - $464
The text for this course is Calculus of a Single Variable, Ninth Edition, by Larson and Edwards. The text actually covers two courses - Calculus 1 and Calculus 2 - but the DVDs and the complete solutions guide cover only Calculus 1 which includes chapters on preparation for calculus; limits and their properties; differentiation; applications of differentiation; logarithmic, exponential, and other transcendential functions; and differential equations. The textbook includes hundreds of application problems in biology, business, chemistry and physics.
This is a true college level course. I suspect that most students tackling such a course will want to earn college credit if possible, so students should check with the college of their choice beforehand to make sure they will have the opportunity to test out of Calculus I once the course is completed. I would not be surprised if the college uses the same text since it is one of the most popular calculus texts.
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