Javascript is not enabled in your browser. Genres: Mathematics. Want world-class SAT prep, without paying 400 per hour? I was mind blown at how Strogatz explains calculus; like I had been blind all those years and now I saw. Thanks Amazon ! Well certainly you don't need to know it if you do not work in science and research. This book is much more than just a history of a branch of mathematics. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Expeditions & Discoveries World History (Books), © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. And, courtesy of calculus, computers, and Einstein, we were right. Unlimited listening to select Audible Originals, audiobooks, and podcasts. He lives in Ithaca, New York with his wife and two daughters. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Strogatz illustrates how discovering calculus equation can lead to extraordinary real world results. The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity, A Most Elegant Equation: Euler’s Formula and the Beauty of Mathematics, Significant Figures: The Lives and Work of Great Mathematicians, Sync: How Order Emerges from Chaos in the Universe, Nature, and Daily Life. It harnesses an unreal number - infinity - to tackle real world problems, breaking them down into easier ones and then reassembling the answers into solutions that feel miraculous. This Calculus study guide is created by Pamphlet Master for students everywhere. For the Love of Books: Stories of Literary Lives, Banned Books, Author Feuds, Extra... To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Calculus in 5 Hours: Concepts Revealed so You Don't Have to Sit Through a Semester ... STEVEN STROGATZ is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. This helps me overcome my tendency to talk very abstractly in science communication. Creo que para personas que desean consolidar sus conocimientos en el tema puede ser muy útil, también a los docentes de nivel medio y superior les puede ayudar a dar enfoques más interesantes a sus clases. My son is taking Introduction to Calculus in high school and this is assigned reading! In recognition of that rare achievement, this brilliant book is one of six that are shortlisted for the prestigious Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize for 2019. It is a triumph of the imagination. I found the beginning of this book peomising as the author made calculus sounds incredibly intriguing. You meet Archimedes, Descartes, Fermat, Newton, Leibniz, and sundry other geniuses along the way - even the women who figured in the Hidden Figures story. Please try again. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. This book is great for someone who is new to Calculus. However, I found this book to not make calculus that much more interesting than I’d thought befure due to how shallowly the author penetrates the subject. Why don't they teach us about the things this book talks about when we take math in High School? Now, that said, in many cases I understood the “how” but not the “why”. As for Amazon's end their delivery is wondeful. I am teaching Analysis/Calculus for a while now. As the great Oates said, Calculus is one of those subjects that is so complicated that most people not only don’t understand it, they don’t even know what it is that they don’t understand. A rare look at the history and logic of calculus, how it was invented and developed, and what it reveals about the universe, the planet, its creators -- and, well, all of us, Cover: Infinite Powers: The Story of Calculus -- The Language of the Universe by Steven Strogatz.... [+] (Credit: Atlantic Books).

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