Jon Rogawski ; Colin Adams; Robert Franzosa
W. H. Freeman
The author's objective for the book is that it be written in a way that is easy to understand, that a student of calculus would be able to read it, and that it inspires readers to take an interest in the subject matter and learn more. In addition, the goal was to produce a textbook in which the exposition, graphics, and layout would all collaborate to improve the overall quality of the calculus experience for the student. They focused their attention particularly on the following aspects of the text:
1. Exposition that is understandable and easily accessible, which takes into account and addresses the challenges faced by students.
2. A layout and accompanying figures that effectively communicate the progression of ideas.
3. Features that are brought to light that place an emphasis on concepts and mathematical reasoning, such as Conceptual Insight, Graphical Insight, Assumptions Matter, Reminder, and Historical Perspective.
4. An extensive library of examples and exercises of varying degrees of difficulty that teach fundamental skills as well as techniques for problem-solving, reinforce conceptual understanding, and motivate calculus through the use of interesting applications. In addition, there are exercises at the end of each section that are designed to help students gain new insights and push themselves to further develop their skills.