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Calculus Story : A Mathematical Adventure - by David Acheson (Hardcover)

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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 writings, he introduces the people who helped to build our understanding of calculus. With a step-by-step treatment, he demonstrates how to start doing calculus, from the very beginning.
Number of Pages: 192
Genre: Mathematics
Sub-Genre: Calculus
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Author: David Acheson
Language: English
Street Date: February 3, 2018
TCIN: 53143737
UPC: 9780198804543
Item Number (DPCI): 248-55-8306
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