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Thomas’ Calculus, Multivariable, Thirteenth Edition, introduces readers to the intrinsic beauty of calculus and the power of its applications. For more than half a century, this text has been revered for its clear and precise explanations, thoughtfully chosen examples, superior figures, and time-tested exercise sets. With this new edition, the exercises were refined, updated, and expanded–always with the goal of developing technical competence while furthering readers’ appreciation of the subject. Co-authors Hass and Weir have made it their passion to improve the text in keeping with the shifts in both the preparation and ambitions of today's learners.
Joel Hass received his PhD from the University of California—Berkeley. He is currently a professor of mathematics at the University of California—Davis. He has coauthored six widely used calculus texts as well as two calculus study guides. He is currently on the editorial board of Geometriae Dedicata and Media-Enhanced Mathematics. He has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University and of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, and he was a Sloan Research Fellow. Hass’s current areas of research include the geometry of proteins, three dimensional manifolds, applied math, and computational complexity. In his free time, Hass enjoys kayaking.
Maurice D. Weir holds a DA and MS from Carnegie-Mellon University and received his BS at Whitman College. He is a Professor Emeritus of the Department of Applied Mathematics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Weir enjoys teaching Mathematical Modeling and Differential Equations. His current areas of research include modeling and simulation as well as mathematics education. Weir has been awarded the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, the Superior Civilian Service Award, and the Schieffelin Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has coauthored eight books, including the University Calculus series and the twelfth edition of Thomas’ Calculus.
George B. Thomas, Jr. (late) of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was a professor of mathematics for thirty-eight years; he served as the executive officer of the department for ten years and as graduate registration officer for five years. Thomas held a spot on the board of governors of the Mathematical Association of America and on the executive committee of the mathematics division of the American Society for Engineering Education. His book, Calculus and Analytic Geometry, was first published in 1951 and has since gone through multiple revisions. The text is now in its twelfth edition and continues to guide students through their calculus courses. He also co-authored monographs on mathematics, including the text Probability and Statistics.
10. Infinite Sequences and Series
10.1 Sequences
10.2 Infinite Series
10.3 The Integral Test
10.4 Comparison Tests
10.5 Absolute Convergence; The Ratio and Root Tests
10.6 Alternating Series and Conditional Convergence
10.7 Power Series
10.8 Taylor and Maclaurin Series
10.9 Convergence of Taylor Series
10.10 The Binomial Series and Applications of Taylor Series
11. Parametric Equations and Polar Coordinates
11.1 Parametrizations of Plane Curves
11.2 Calculus with Parametric Curves
11.3 Polar Coordinates
11.4 Graphing Polar Coordinate Equations
11.5 Areas and Lengths in Polar Coordinates
11.6 Conic Sections
11.7 Conics in Polar Coordinates
12. Vectors and the Geometry of Space
12.1 Three-Dimensional Coordinate Systems
12.2 Vectors
12.3 The Dot Product
12.4 The Cross Product
12.5 Lines and Planes in Space
12.6 Cylinders and Quadric Surfaces
13. Vector-Valued Functions and Motion in Space
13.1 Curves in Space and Their Tangents
13.2 Integrals of Vector Functions; Projectile Motion
13.3 Arc Length in Space
13.4 Curvature and Normal Vectors of a Curve
13.5 Tangential and Normal Components of Acceleration
13.6 Velocity and Acceleration in Polar Coordinates
14. Partial Derivatives
14.1 Functions of Several Variables
14.2 Limits and Continuity in Higher Dimensions
14.3 Partial Derivatives
14.4 The Chain Rule
14.5 Directional Derivatives and Gradient Vectors
14.6 Tangent Planes and Differentials
14.7 Extreme Values and Saddle Points
14.8 Lagrange Multipliers
14.9 Taylor's Formula for Two Variables
14.10 Partial Derivatives with Constrained Variables
15. Multiple Integrals
15.1 Double and Iterated Integrals over Rectangles
15.2 Double Integrals over General Regions
15.3 Area by Double Integration
15.4 Double Integrals in Polar Form
15.5 Triple Integrals in Rectangular Coordinates
15.6 Moments and Centers of Mass
15.7 Triple Integrals in Cylindrical and Spherical Coordinates
15.8 Substitutions in Multiple Integrals
16. Integrals and Vector Fields
16.1 Line Integrals
16.2 Vector Fields and Line Integrals: Work, Circulation, and Flux
16.3 Path Independence, Conservative Fields, and Potential Functions
16.4 Green's Theorem in the Plane
16.5 Surfaces and Area
16.6 Surface Integrals
16.7 Stokes' Theorem
16.8 The Divergence Theorem and a Unified Theory