This book presents the basics of applied calculus through technology and practical use. Written especially for readers with an interest in business, economics, life and social sciences. Topics include the applications of first and second derivatives and the integral as well as translations among graphs, formulas, numbers, and words. KEY TOPIC: While emphasizing fundamental concepts over symbol manipulation, Applied Calculus: A Graphing Approach presents calculus in a manner that is intuitive, yet intellectually satisfying. It provides realistic applications illustrating the uses of calculus in other disciplines as well as detailed instructions on the use of the TI-82, TI-83, and TI-85 graphing calculators. Instructions on the use of Visual Calculus, an easy-to-use software package customized for the book are also given. A valuable reference book for professionals across a variety of disciplines who need to apply calculus to mathematical problems in their own businesses.