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Calculus I Textbook Calculus I Textbook RecommendationRecommendation
The ContendersThe Contenders
Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 4th Edition by James Stewart
Vs.
Calculus with Analytic Geometry, 5th Edition by Howard Anton
Evaluation CriteriaEvaluation Criteria
Section IntroductionsSection IntroductionsThe chapter sections should have an The chapter sections should have an introduction stating the section’s objective introduction stating the section’s objective so students know immediately what they so students know immediately what they should learn from each section.should learn from each section.
InChapter Example ProblemsInChapter Example ProblemsThe chapter sections should include at The chapter sections should include at
least least one example to illustrate what was taught one example to illustrate what was taught in in each section. each section.
Evaluation CriteriaEvaluation Criteria
GraphicsGraphicsThe graphics should be used liberally to The graphics should be used liberally to
illustrate concepts, example problems, endillustrate concepts, example problems, endofchapter problems, and problem solutions.ofchapter problems, and problem solutions.EndofChapter ProblemsEndofChapter Problems
The endofchapter problems should be The endofchapter problems should be plentiful and range from easy to difficult.plentiful and range from easy to difficult.Students’ Solution ManualStudents’ Solution Manual
The students’ solutions manual should The students’ solutions manual should provide the student with detailed solutions to provide the student with detailed solutions to a a large number of the book’s endofchapter large number of the book’s endofchapter problems. problems.
Section IntroductionsSection Introductions AntonAnton
Provides concise section introductions for Provides concise section introductions for each and every sectioneach and every section
Anton introduction to section on derivatives
StewartGenerally does not provide introductions and jumps right into material
InChapter Example Problems InChapter Example Problems
Both books have adequate example problems. Both books have adequate example problems. The books essentially tie under this criterion.The books essentially tie under this criterion.
GraphicsGraphics
Both books have very similar graphics. Both are Both books have very similar graphics. Both are very good.very good.
Stewart’s graphical explanation of the derivative
Anton’s graphical explanation of the derivative
EndofChapter ProblemsEndofChapter Problems
AntonAntonProblems are more interesting and Problems are more interesting and
grouped more logicallygrouped more logically
StewartStewart
Problems are often boringProblems are often boring
Students’ Solutions ManualStudents’ Solutions Manual
Little distinction can be made between the Little distinction can be made between the twotwo
Both have solutions to approximately half Both have solutions to approximately half the endofchapter problemsthe endofchapter problems
Neither is incredibly detailedNeither is incredibly detailed
RecommendationRecommendation
Although both books Although both books are good books, I are good books, I recommend Anton’s recommend Anton’s because of his very because of his very useful section useful section introductions. The introductions. The introductions orient introductions orient students quickly, so students quickly, so they know exactly they know exactly what the section is what the section is trying to accomplish.trying to accomplish.