The Calculus Diaries

The Calculus Diaries

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Kiss My Math meets A Tour of the Calculus Jennifer Ouellette never took math in college, mostly because she-like most people-assumed that she wouldn't need it in real life. But then the English-major-turned-award-winning-science-writer had a change of heart and decided to revisit the equations and formulas that had haunted her for years. The Calculus Diaries is the fun and fascinating account of her year spent confronting her math phobia head on. With wit and verve, Ouellette shows how she learned to apply calculus to everything from gas mileage to dieting, from the rides at Disneyland to shooting craps in Vegas-proving that even the mathematically challenged can learn the fundamentals of the universal language.Thata#39;s why I resist the occasional twinge of Prius envy when I read about the 2010 Prius with the solar-powered sunroof ... If digital speedometers and odometers do a better job than manual calculations of speed and distance, why do we stillanbsp;...

Title:The Calculus Diaries
Author:Jennifer Ouellette
Publisher:Penguin - 2010-08-31


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