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# The Calculus Story: A Mathematical Adventure

## David Acheson

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Calculus is the key to much of modern science and engineering. It is the mathematical method for the analysis of things that change, and since in the natural world we are surrounded by change, the development of calculus was a huge breakthrough in the history of mathematics. But it is also something of a mathematical adventure, largely because of the way infinity enters at virtually every twist and turn... In The Calculus Story David Acheson presents a wide-ranging picture of calculus and its applications, from ancient Greece right up to the present day. Drawing on their original ... Read more

**The Calculus Story: A Mathematical Adventure**Hardcover. Calculus is the mathematical method for the analysis of things that change, and since in the natural world we are surrounded by change, the development of calculus was a huge breakthrough in the history of mathematics. David Acheson charts the historical development of calculus and takes readers through the basic ideas, step by step. Series: Very Short Introductions. Num Pages: 160 pages, 115 black and white images. BIC Classification: PBK; PBKA; PBX. Dimension: 196 x 129. .Calculus is the key to much of modern science and engineering. It is the mathematical method for the analysis of things that change, and since in the natural world we are surrounded by change, the development of calculus was a huge breakthrough in the history of mathematics. But it is also something of a mathematical adventure, largely because of the way infinity enters at virtually every twist and turn... In The Calculus Story David Acheson presents a wide-ranging picture of calculus and its applications, from ancient Greece right up to the present day. Drawing on their original ... Read more

### Product Details

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Format

Hardback

Publication date

2018

Series

Very Short Introductions

Condition

New

Number of Pages

208

Place of Publication

Oxford, United Kingdom

ISBN

9780198804543

SKU

V9780198804543

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About

**David Acheson**

David Acheson is a British applied mathematician, best known for his popular maths book 1089 and All That (OUP, 2010), which has been translated into 11 languages. He is an Emeritus Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford, and was Oxford University's first winner of a National Teaching Fellowship, in 2004. He was President of the Mathematical Association for 2010-11, and now ... Read more

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**The Calculus Story: A Mathematical Adventure**

This wide-ranging picture of calculus and its applications, from antiquity to the present, reveals the method as both the key to much of modern science and engineering, and something of a mathematical adventure.

Science

A simple guide to calculus - where it came from, how it works, what it's good for, and where it went. Brief, informative, charming, ... Read more

Science

A simple guide to calculus - where it came from, how it works, what it's good for, and where it went. Brief, informative, charming, ... Read more