Calculus with Applications, Tenth Edition (also available in a Brief Version containing Chapters 1–9) by Lial, Greenwell, and Ritchey, is our most applied text to date, making the math relevant and accessible for students of business, life science, and social sciences.
Current applications, many using real data, are incorporated in numerous forms throughout the book, preparing students for success in their professional careers.
With this edition, students will find new ways to get involved with the material, such as “Your Turn” exercises and “Apply It” vignettes that encourage active participation.
Lial has written a really excellent book here. It is somewhat different from the typical calculus books one reads: there is less formalism and greater apeal to your intuition (hence the title). Lial works hard to ground the book to reality, so is it useful and applicable, rather than just an exercise in superficial algebraic regurgitation as so many others teach calculus to be. This is a work that wants you to understand not only how...but why! This is a truly important approach: because if you understand why, then you understand how and you have the flexibility to really use the calculus. Just knowing how means you loose some of the connection and treat it as a process rather than a tool. This books at times feels deep, like the philosophy of calculus in addition to a howto, not just a perfunctry, dry how-to.