Applied Calculus

Shana Calaway, Dale Hoffman, David Lippman
An openly licensed applied calculus textbook, covering derivatives, integrals, and an intro to multivariable calculus. This book is heavily remixed from Dale Hoffman's Contemporary Calculus textbook, and retains the same conceptual focus from that text.
License: Creative Commons Attribution. This license is considered to be some to be the most open license since it is the least restrictive. It allows reuse, remixing, and distribution (including commercial), only requiring attribution. The content can be remixed into content of other license, but on the other hand it allows the remix to be put under a more restrictive license.
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Openness Rating (0-4): 4
Openness Comments: This book is under the most permissive license, and is easily editable in the Word format.
  • Chapter 1: Review
    • Section 1: Functions
    • Section 2: Operations on Functions
    • Section 3: Linear Functions
    • Section 4: Exponents
    • Section 5: Quadratics
    • Section 6: Polynomials and Rational Functions
    • Section 7: Exponential Functions
    • Section 8: Logarithmic Functions
  • Chapter 2: The Derivative
    • Section 1: Limits and Continuity
    • Section 2: The Derivative
    • Section 3: Power and Sum Rules for Derivatives
    • Section 4: Product and Quotient Rules
    • Section 5: Chain Rule
    • Section 6: Second Derivative and Concavity
    • Section 7: Optimization
    • Section 8: Curve Sketching
    • Section 9: Applied Optimization
    • Section 10: Other Applications
    • Section 11: Implicit Differentiation and Related Rates
  • Chapter 3: The Integral
    • Section 1: The Definite Integral
    • Section 2: The Fundamental Theorem and Antidifferentiation
    • Section 3: Antiderivatives of Formulas
    • Section 4: Substitution
    • Section 5: Additional Integration Techniques
    • Section 6: Area, Volume, and Average Value
    • Section 7: Applications to Business
    • Section 8: Differential Equations
  • Chapter 4: Functions of Two Variables
    • Section 1: Functions of Two Variables
    • Section 2: Calculus of Functions of Two Variables
    • Section 3: Optimization
  • Table of Integrals
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Notes: The MyOpenMath course pack includes overview videos and online homework. There are also links to additional resources produced by Shana Calaway.