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APEX Calculus

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Gregory Hartman, Virginia Military Institute

Brian Heinold, Mount St. Mary’s University

Troy Siemers, Virginia Military Institute

Dimplekumar Chalishajar, Virginia Military Institute

Jennifer Bowen, The College of Wooster

Copyright Year: 2014

ISBN 13: 9781514225158

Publisher: APEX Calculus

Language: English

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Reviewed by Joel Berman, Professor, Valencia College on 6/4/20

I have used this the semester-based courses Calculus 1 and Calculus 2. I will not comment on Calculus 3. The text addresses all of the required areas for the courses, though I would like to see a couple other areas: (1) a section providing... read more

Reviewed by Bethany Downs, Mathematics Instructor, Portland Community College on 6/19/18

This a is a comprehensive text that covers all the basic material presented in a standard calculus sequence. It is clearly written, with easy-to-understand explanations. Many formal proofs are omitted, but the theorems and ideas are explained well. read more

Reviewed by Samuel Horelick, instructor, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College on 2/8/17

The text covers all areas and skills of Calculus I, Calculus II, and Calculus III. This is an excellently written standard Calculus text that includes all ideas and skills of comprehensive college Calculus sequence. The text provides answers to... read more

Reviewed by Bryan Faulkner, Associate Professor, Ferrum College on 2/8/17

The text covers material for a first semester course in differential calculus and begins integral calculus with antiderivatives and Riemann sums. The book begins with limits (even the epsilon-delta definition) and continuity before delving into... read more

Reviewed by Anne Nelson Fisher, Mathematics Instructor, Central Lakes College on 1/7/16

The text covers all necessary topics for Calculus I and II. However, no justification or proof for the derivatives of the natural exponential and natural logarithmic functions are provided. They are simply stated among the basic rules for... read more

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Limits
  • Chapter 2: Derivatives
  • Chapter 3: The Graphical Behavior of Functions
  • Chapter 4: Applications of the Derivative
  • Chapter 5: Integration
  • Chapter 6: Techniques of Antidifferentiation
  • Chapter 7: Applications of Integration
  • Chapter 8: Sequences and Series
  • Chapter 9: Curves in the Plane
  • Chapter 10: Vectors
  • Chapter 11: Vector Valued Functions
  • Chapter 12: Functions of Several Variables
  • Chapter 13: Multiple Integrations
  • Chapter 14: Vector Analysis

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  • About the Book

    This text comprises a three–text series on Calculus. The first part covers material taught in many “Calc 1” courses: limits, derivatives, and the basics of integration, found in Chapters 1 through 6.1. The second text covers material often taught in “Calc 2:” integration and its applications, along with an introduction to sequences, series and Taylor Polynomials, found in Chapters 5 through 8. The third text covers topics common in “Calc 3” or “multivariable calc:” parametric equations, polar coordinates, vector–valued functions, and functions of more than one variable, found in Chapters 9 through 14. More information, including free downloads of .pdf versions of the text, is available at

    About the Contributors


    Gregory Hartman, PhD. Author. Associate Professor of Mathematics at Virginia Military Institute, where he has been on faculty since 2005. He earned his PhD in Mathematics from Virginia Tech in 2002.

    Brian Heinold, PhD. Contributor. Associate Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science Department, Mount St. Mary's University. Heinold came to Mount St. Mary's in 2006, after receiving his doctorate from Lehigh University. Since then he has taught a variety of math and computer science courses. He has mentored several honors projects, coordinated the department's Smalltalk colloquium series and advised a number of COMAP teams. He has given presentations on fractals and mathematical imagery, teaching and graph theory.

    Troy Siemers, PhD. Contributor. Head of the Applied Mathematics program at VMI. He earned his Ph. D. from the University of Virginia and previously led a summer program abroad in Lithuania.

    Dimplekumar Chalishajar, PhD. Contributor. Assoicate Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Virginia Military Institute.


    Jennifer Bowen, PhD. Associate Professor and Department Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science, The College of Wooster. Bowen earned a BA in Mathematics with Honors from Boston College, and both an MS and PhD in Mathematics from The University of Virginia. Bowen teaches a range of courses, including Math in Contemporary Society, Basic Statistics, Calculus I, Calculus II, Multivariate Calculus, Transition to Advanced Mathematics, and Abstract Algebra. 

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