Thinkwell Calculus - Online Only 571-10

Thinkwell Calculus - Online Only

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  • Author: Edward Burger

Thinkwell's Calculus with Edward Burger is the first next-generation Calculus text for college courses.

This subscription gives you and one student one calendar year to use the website. Thinkwell's Calculus with Edward Burger is the first next-generation Calculus text for college courses. It communicates the fundamentals of Calculus to you student using the engaging, interactive media they prefer and automatically reports on students' progress.

The program uses a comprehensive series of internet-based multimedia video lectures, fully adaptable to any course syllabus.

A website customized to the specifications of a particular course hosts an online testing system, which allows extensive opportunity for practice and quizzing, and provides access to hundreds of pages of review notes, which summarize important points from the online videos. The website also provides a forum for professors and your student to communicate with one another. Professors can also access the Thinkwell gradebook to know how the class is doing on homework assignments.

Your student will cover:

  • The Basics of Calculus
  • Limits
  • Introduction to Derivatives
  • Computational Techniques
  • Special Functions
  • Implicit Differentiation
  • Applications of Differentiation
  • Curve Sketching
  • The Basics of Integration
  • Applications of Integration
  • Calculus I Review
  • An Introduction to Calculus II
  • Elementary Functions and Their Inverses
  • Techniques of Integration
  • Improper Integrals
  • Applications of Integral Calculus
  • Sequences and Series
  • Differential Equations
  • Parametric Equations and Polar Coordinates
  • And more math fun!

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Features for Students:

Features for Professors:

Comprehensive Online Video Tutorials

We've built Thinkwell's Calculus around a series of 146 internet-based multimedia tutorials, providing 40 hours of instructional material. Compared with a traditional textbook, Thinkwell's offers a more engaging, more effective way for students to learn.

Rather than reading dense chunks of text for homework, students watch online video lectures filled with illustrations, examples, even humor.

Students report learning material more easily with Thinkwell than a traditional textbook.

Interactive Exercises with Feedback

Thinkwell's Calculus contains 1,086 exercise items with fully worked-out solutions and explanations for right and wrong answers. Students can work on the exercises at the computer or print them out to work on later. Once students enter their answers in the computer, the items are automatically graded and the results reported to professors.

View a sample exercise

Review Materials

While the online video lectures are the heart of Thinkwell products, we also offer concise, illustrated review notes, a glossary, transcripts of the video lectures, and links to relevant websites. All of these materials may be viewed online, and the notes and transcripts may be printed and kept for reference. Thinkwell's Calculus also features dynamic Flash animations that further explain concepts that give students the most trouble, including the determination of volumes of solids of revolution and the evaluation of integrals using trigonometric substitution.

Access to all review materials is included in the price of this "online access" package.

View a sample note
View a sample animation

Real-Life Applications

Thinkwell's Calculus also features online video lectures that apply calculus to everyday situations, such as determining the instantaneous velocity of a bicyclist or the depth of a pit into which a traditional calculus textbook has been dropped!

Student Help Center

Students have access to a variety of documents to help them quickly become proficient with the Thinkwell product. Online they will find the following:

  1. Getting Started advises students how best to use Thinkwell.
  2. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) addresses the technical questions we hear the most from students.
  3. Plugin and Download Center provides the free software necessary for viewing the Thinkwell content.
  4. Student's User Guide explains step-by-step how to use all the features of the Thinkwell product.

Community Features

With Thinkwell's broadcast email feature, professors can send a message to every registered student's emailbox simultaneously. Professors can also set up and monitor a discussion board where they and students can all communicate with one another.

Many Thinkwell professors enjoy using these tools to promote discussion both in and out of the classroom.

Custom Website

We will build a website around the customized table of contents and assignments for every course using Thinkwell. Materials will be presented in exactly the order professors want them.

Professors can make changes to their websites with our easy-to-use online tools; or contact us and we'll be happy to take care of them.

Custom Reports and Tracking

Assignments from Thinkwell's Calculus are automatically graded, and the results are reported to professors. We also provide aggregate data about the exercise items that are giving students the most trouble. All of this information may be exported to other computerized gradebook systems.

Test Bank and Test Generator

Creating tests has never been easier. With Thinkwell's robust test bank and test generator, professors can create custom exams to be taken in class or online. They can also write their own questions, randomize the question order on tests, and set dates for the availability of tests.

Free Technical Support

We've designed Thinkwell products so that professors and students can use them with a minimum of technological know-how. Still, if problems do arise, we're more than happy to help solve them!

Technical support is available for both students and professors via email or a toll-free telephone call. For hours and contact information, look in the online Help Center.

Professor Help Center

Professors have access to a variety of documents to help them make the best use of Thinkwell including the following:

  1. Getting Started advises professors on the steps they should take to have the greatest impact on student performance.
  2. Frequently Asked Questions addresses the technical and product-use questions we hear most often from students and professors.
  3. Plugin and Download Center provides the free software necessary for viewing the Thinkwell content.
  4. Professor's User Guide explains step-by-step how to use all the features of the Thinkwell product.
  5. Professor Discussion Board allows all professors using the same Thinkwell product to communicate with one another.




If, for any reason, you need to return your Thinkwell product, you must return it to Sonlight in an unopened, unused condition within 30 days of your purchase. You will be fully refunded for the purchase price of the product (minus shipping and handling).

Please note: Each student needs his or her own subscription.

Minimum System Requirements

For PCs:

  • Pentium 166 MHz processor
  • Windows(tm) 95 or NT 4.0
  • 32 MB RAM
  • Sound card/speaker
  • Web access

For MACs:

  • Power PC(tm) 120 MHz
  • Mac OS 8.1
  • 32 MB RAM
  • Sound card/speaker
  • Web access

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