Famed author and instructor has reached millions of students as a best-selling author, mentor and instructor of calculus
Boston, MA, November 26, 2014 — Using a unique teaching style that led to volumes of best-selling textbooks and millions of engaged students worldwide, Jim Stewart has excelled as an instructor, author and mentor. Today, Cengage Learning, a leading global education company, announced the release of three new Stewart textbooks – Calculus 8e, Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus 7e, and Biocalculus: Calculus for the Life Sciences.
“I’m proud to release these new texts with Cengage Learning,” said Jim Stewart. “Mathematics equations are timeless, and we’ve been lucky enough to see these books evolve over the years with our students. We add to the knowledge in the books, but we don’t ever subtract from it. I like to keep running lists of ideas for future editions as a way to ensure that my books remain relevant and engaging for students of calculus.”
“With the release of three new titles, we celebrate Jim Stewart’s achievements and success in engaging students through his passion for teaching and learning,” said Sandi Kirshner, chief marketing officer, Cengage Learning. “Millions of students worldwide have explored calculus using Stewart’s trademark style, while instructors have turned to his approach time and time again to inspire their students.”
As one of the most widely renowned mathematical texts, Stewart’s Calculus, now in its eighth edition, displays mathematical precision and accuracy, clarity of exposition and interesting examples and problem sets. Similarly, Stewart and his bestselling author team of Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, now in its seventh edition, explain concepts simply and clearly and problem solving and mathematical modeling are introduced early and reinforced throughout. The authors’ attention to detail and clarity—the same as found in Stewart’s Calculus —is what lead to Precalculus becoming the best-selling precalculus book in higher education.
Stewart’s Biocalculus: Calculus for the Life Sciences, was designed with co-author, Troy Day, to display the correlation between calculus and biology, using a rigorous yet informal style. The text motivates and illustrates the topics of calculus with examples drawn from many areas of biology, including genetics, biomechanics, medicine, pharmacology, physiology, ecology, epidemiology and evolution, to name a few. Students develop a sound knowledge of mathematics and an understanding of the importance of mathematical arguments, in addition to a clear understanding of how these mathematical concepts and techniques are central in the life sciences.
Stewart said, “Biocalculus went in a different direction than my usual textbooks and arose from the fact that many of my students wanted to go into the life sciences. To fill this need, Troy Day and I worked tirelessly to scour literature for relevant and engaging applications of calculus for the life sciences. It was quite exciting for me personally, because I ventured into new territories with this book and learned a great deal about biology in the process.”
For more information about Jim Stewart and his life’s work in calculus education, click here to view an interview on the Cengage Learning Blog.
About the Author
James Stewart received the M.S. degree from Stanford University and the Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. After two years as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of London, he became Professor of Mathematics at McMaster University. His research has been in harmonic analysis and functional analysis. Stewart’s books include a series of high school textbooks as well as a best-selling series of calculus textbooks published by Brooks/Cole. He is also co-author, with Lothar Redlin and Saleem Watson, of a series of college algebra and precalculus textbooks. Translations of his books include those into Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Korean, Chinese, Greek, and Indonesian.
About Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement and transform the learning experience. Cengage Learning is headquartered in Boston, MA with an office hub located in San Francisco, CA. The company operates in more than 20 countries around the world. www.cengage.com.
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