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27%OFFOscar Fernandez - Everyday Calculus: Discovering the Hidden Math All Around Us - 9780691157559 - V9780691157559
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Everyday Calculus: Discovering the Hidden Math All Around Us

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Description for Everyday Calculus: Discovering the Hidden Math All Around Us Hardback. 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. This book shows us how to see the math in our coffee, on the highway, and even in the night sky. Num Pages: 168 pages, 47 line illus. 1 table. BIC Classification: PBKA; PBW; PDZ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 242 x 154 x 18. Weight in Grams: 404.
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 a typical day's events. He guides us through how math naturally emerges from simple observations--how hot coffee cools down, for example--and in discussions of over fifty familiar events and activities. Fernandez ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Princeton University Press
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2014
Condition
New
Number of Pages
168
Place of Publication
New Jersey, United States
ISBN
9780691157559
SKU
V9780691157559
Shipping Time
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Ref
99-25

About Oscar Fernandez
Oscar E. Fernandez is assistant professor of mathematics at Wellesley College.

Reviews for Everyday Calculus: Discovering the Hidden Math All Around Us
One of American Association for the Advancement of Science's Books for General Audiences and Young Adults 2014 "For every befuddled math student who's ever sat in class and thought, 'When am I ever going to use this?' Fernandez, assistant professor of mathematics at Wellesley College, gleefully reveals the truth: the world really does run on math... Whether describing how biology ... Read more

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