Compare Larson to Other Calculus Books
Are the pages written to design by the author so that examples never break from one page to another?
This innovation in pedagogical design was started by Ron Larson in 1995.
Are the examples and exercises titled for clear identification of the concept that is illustrated in the example and exercise?
These innovations in pedagogy were started by Ron Larson in 1982 and 2013.
Does each section begin with a list of learning objectives for that section?
The learning objectives at the beginning of each section correspond to the subsections in the section.
Does each section contain an interactive example that is available free on the internet?
At LarsonCalculus.com there is at least one Mathematica interactive example for each section in the book.
Are the 3-dimensional figures in the book available free as rotatable graphics to help students visualize 3-dimensional figures?
At LarsonCalculus.com each 3-dimensional figure in the book can be viewed and explored using Mathematica.
Is the proof of each theorem in the book presented as a free video to help students understand the development of calculus?
At LarsonCalculus.com co-author Bruce Edwards presents a video discussion of the proof of each theorem.
Does the book contain over 10,000 exercises? Does each section contain a “How Do You See It?” exercise that stresses the concepts of calculus?
The “How Do You See It?” exercises in each section were designed to visually reinforce concepts and applications.
Does the book contain numerous applications of calculus in engineering and the physical sciences?
On average, Larson’s Calculus has more than twice the number of engineering applications as Briggs’s or Stewart’s Calculus.
Do students who use the book claim that it is the best math book they have ever used? Do they praise the book for its clear examples and prose?
At Amazon.com, users of Larson’s Calculus praise the book and give it a rating of 4.7 out of 5. Briggs’s rating is 3.2 out of 5. Stewart’s rating is 2.7 out of 5.
Is the Student Solution Manual (with the worked out solutions to the odd-numbered exercises) available free online?
The worked out solutions are free at CalcChat.com. These come with free live tutorial help.
Is the book accompanied by free tutorial videos to help students see the lesson from a different perspective?
At LarsonCalculus.com, students can watch a video presentation of each lesson. These videos are by Dana Mosely.
Does the author of the book have a tuition reimbursement program for undergraduate students who major in mathematics?
At Larson Texts in Erie, PA students can participate in a paid internship program that offers tuition reimbursement.