James Stewart received his M.S. from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto. He did research at the University of London and was influenced by the famous mathematician George Polya at Stanford University. Stewart is currently a Professor of Mathematics at McMaster University. His research field is harmonic analysis. James Stewart is the author of a best-selling calculus textbook series published by Brooks/Cole, including CALCULUS, 5th Edition, CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS, 5th Edition, and CALCULUS: CONCEPTS AND CONTEXTS, 3rd Edition, as well as a series of precalculus texts.Stewart, James is the author of 'Algebra and Trigonometry- 2nd Edition (with Video Skillbuilder CD-ROM )', published 2006 under ISBN 9780495013570 and ISBN 0495013579.