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Everyday calculus : discovering the hidden math all around us

Author: Oscar E Fernandez
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014] ©2014
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Calculus. For some of us, the word conjures up memories of ten-pound textbooks and visions of tedious abstract equations. And yet, in reality, calculus is fun, accessible, and surrounds us everywhere we go. In Everyday Calculus, Oscar Fernandez shows us how to see the math in our coffee, on the highway, and even in the night sky. Fernandez uses our everyday experiences to skillfully reveal the hidden calculus behind  Read more...
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Fernandez, Oscar E. (Oscar Edward).
Everyday calculus.
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2014]
(DLC) 2013033097
(OCoLC)856879224
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Oscar E Fernandez
ISBN: 9781400850082 1400850088
OCLC Number: 869736016
Description: 1 online resource (x, 150 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Wake up and smell the functions --
Breakfast at Newton's --
Driven by derivatives --
Connected by calculus --
Take a derivative and you'll feel better --
Adding things up, the calculus way --
Derivatives and integrals : the dream team --
Epilogue --
Appendices.
Responsibility: Oscar E. Fernandez.

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Calculus. For some of us, the word conjures up memories of ten-pound textbooks and visions of tedious abstract equations. And yet, in reality, calculus is fun, accessible, and surrounds us everywhere  Read more...

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