Everyday Calculus

Everyday Calculus

The book features a new preface that alerts readers to new interactive online content, including demonstrations linked to specific figures in the book as well as an online supplement.

Author: Oscar E. Fernandez

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400885664

Category: Mathematics

Page: 168

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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 and accessible, and surrounds us everywhere we go. In Everyday Calculus, Oscar Fernandez demonstrates that calculus can be used to explore practically any aspect of our lives, including the most effective number of hours to sleep and the fastest route to get to work. He also shows that calculus can be both useful—determining which seat at the theater leads to the best viewing experience, for instance—and fascinating—exploring topics such as time travel and the age of the universe. Throughout, Fernandez presents straightforward concepts, and no prior mathematical knowledge is required. For advanced math fans, the mathematical derivations are included in the appendixes. The book features a new preface that alerts readers to new interactive online content, including demonstrations linked to specific figures in the book as well as an online supplement. Whether you're new to mathematics or already a curious math enthusiast, Everyday Calculus will convince even die-hard skeptics to view this area of math in a whole new way.
Categories: Mathematics

Everyday Calculus

Everyday Calculus

The book will convince even die-hard skeptics to view this area of math in a whole new way.

Author: Oscar E. Fernandez

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400850082

Category: Mathematics

Page: 168

View: 490

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 demonstrates that calculus can be used to explore practically any aspect of our lives, including the most effective number of hours to sleep and the fastest route to get to work. He also shows that calculus can be both useful—determining which seat at the theater leads to the best viewing experience, for instance—and fascinating—exploring topics such as time travel and the age of the universe. Throughout, Fernandez presents straightforward concepts, and no prior mathematical knowledge is required. For advanced math fans, the mathematical derivations are included in the appendixes. Whether you’re new to mathematics or already a curious math enthusiast, Everyday Calculus invites you to spend a day discovering the calculus all around you. The book will convince even die-hard skeptics to view this area of math in a whole new way.
Categories: Mathematics

Annual Catalogue of the Officers and Students of the University of Kansas

Annual Catalogue of the Officers and Students of the University of Kansas

Milleb. *2. Modern Higher Algebra and Determinants. — Muir's Determinants. 1st
term. Every day, at 9. Prof. Milleb. *3. Quaternions. ... 2d term. Every day. Prof.
Milleb. [Not given in 1887-88.] * 7. Calculus of Probabilities. — 1st term. Everyday
.

Author: University of Kansas

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015075918378

Category: Universities and colleges

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Categories: Universities and colleges

Popular Science

Popular Science

Calculus is a beautiful idea exposing the rational workings of the world; it is part
of our intellectual heritage. Calculus is the exploration of only two ideas, both of
which arise from a clear, commonsensical analysis of our everyday experience of
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Page: 128

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.
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The Best Writing on Mathematics 2015

The Best Writing on Mathematics 2015

Expository mathematical writing largely accessible to the general readers are
Mathematical Curiosities by Alfred Posamentier and Ingmar Lehman; How Not to
Be Wrong by Jordan Ellenberg; Everyday Calculus by Oscar Fernandez;
Beautiful ...

Author: Mircea Pitici

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691169651

Category: Mathematics

Page: 392

View: 502

This annual anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2015 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else—and you don’t need to be a mathematician to enjoy them. These writings offer surprising insights into the nature, meaning, and practice of mathematics today. They delve into the history, philosophy, teaching, and everyday occurrences of math, and take readers behind the scenes of today’s hottest mathematical debates. Here David Hand explains why we should actually expect unlikely coincidences to happen; Arthur Benjamin and Ethan Brown unveil techniques for improvising custom-made magic number squares; Dana Mackenzie describes how mathematicians are making essential contributions to the development of synthetic biology; Steven Strogatz tells us why it’s worth writing about math for people who are alienated from it; Lisa Rougetet traces the earliest written descriptions of Nim, a popular game of mathematical strategy; Scott Aaronson looks at the unexpected implications of testing numbers for randomness; and much, much more. In addition to presenting the year’s most memorable writings on mathematics, this must-have anthology includes a bibliography of other notable writings and an introduction by the editor, Mircea Pitici. This book belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in where math has taken us—and where it is headed.
Categories: Mathematics

The Calculus of Happiness

The Calculus of Happiness

Moreover, the important formulas are linked to a dozen free online interactive calculators on the book's website, allowing one to personalize the equations.

Author: Oscar Fernandez

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691192314

Category: Mathematics

Page: 176

View: 675

How math holds the keys to improving one’s health, wealth, and love life What’s the best diet for overall health and weight management? How can we change our finances to retire earlier? How can we maximize our chances of finding our soul mate? In The Calculus of Happiness, Oscar Fernandez shows us that math yields powerful insights into health, wealth, and love. Relying on only high school–level math (precalculus with a dash of calculus), Fernandez uses everyday experiences to provide context for his mathematical insights and guides us through surprising results. Important formulas are linked to a dozen free online interactive calculators on the book’s website, allowing one to personalize equations. Every chapter ends with a summary of essential lessons and takeaways, and for advanced math fans, Fernandez includes the mathematical derivations in the appendices.
Categories: Mathematics

Calculus Simplified

Calculus Simplified

In Calculus Simplified, Oscar Fernandez combines the strengths and omits the weaknesses, resulting in a “Goldilocks approach” to learning calculus: just the right level of detail, the right depth of insights, and the flexibility to ...

Author: Oscar Fernandez

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691189413

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

View: 591

An accessible, streamlined, and user-friendly approach to calculus Calculus is a beautiful subject that most of us learn from professors, textbooks, or supplementary texts. Each of these resources has strengths but also weaknesses. In Calculus Simplified, Oscar Fernandez combines the strengths and omits the weaknesses, resulting in a “Goldilocks approach” to learning calculus: just the right level of detail, the right depth of insights, and the flexibility to customize your calculus adventure. Fernandez begins by offering an intuitive introduction to the three key ideas in calculus—limits, derivatives, and integrals. The mathematical details of each of these pillars of calculus are then covered in subsequent chapters, which are organized into mini-lessons on topics found in a college-level calculus course. Each mini-lesson focuses first on developing the intuition behind calculus and then on conceptual and computational mastery. Nearly 200 solved examples and more than 300 exercises allow for ample opportunities to practice calculus. And additional resources—including video tutorials and interactive graphs—are available on the book’s website. Calculus Simplified also gives you the option of personalizing your calculus journey. For example, you can learn all of calculus with zero knowledge of exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions—these are discussed at the end of each mini-lesson. You can also opt for a more in-depth understanding of topics—chapter appendices provide additional insights and detail. Finally, an additional appendix explores more in-depth real-world applications of calculus. Learning calculus should be an exciting voyage, not a daunting task. Calculus Simplified gives you the freedom to choose your calculus experience, and the right support to help you conquer the subject with confidence. · An accessible, intuitive introduction to first-semester calculus · Nearly 200 solved problems and more than 300 exercises (all with answers) · No prior knowledge of exponential, logarithmic, or trigonometric functions required · Additional online resources—video tutorials and supplementary exercises—provided
Categories: Mathematics

Qualitative Aspects of Decision Making

Qualitative Aspects of Decision Making

In Table 5 the positions of predicate calculus , probability theory , and everyday
reasoning regarding central problems of reasoning are compared . The
inspection of Table 5 highlights the fact that , in general , predicate calculus and
probability ...

Author: Roland W. Scholz

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P006496226

Category: Decision making

Page: 186

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Res. en inglés y alemán.
Categories: Decision making

Information Technology in Everyday Life

Information Technology in Everyday Life

Propositional calculus is a logic system used to verify whether a given
proposition is true or false . First order predicate calculus is logical system which
is commonly used in Al . It is a variation of predicate calculus in that it allows the
use of ...

Author: Computer Society of India. Annual Convention

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3887196

Category: Computers

Page: 460

View: 282

Categories: Computers

Straight Talk on Everyday Mysteries

Straight Talk on Everyday Mysteries

The marriage of algebra and geometry results in calculus , a little bit of which is
introduced in the kit . As an introduction to rates of change , calculus is shown as
being useful in determining minimum and maximum solutions , which is part of ...

Author: Queena N. Lee

Publisher: Anvil Books

ISBN: UOM:39015040904941

Category: Health

Page: 242

View: 260

Categories: Health

Physics for the Modern Mind

Physics for the Modern Mind

The synthetic language referred to by Lorenzen is commonly called operational
calculus . ... century was the mathematician Gottlob Frege ( 1848 – 1925 ) who ,
in a striking illustration , compared the relation between calculus and everyday ...

Author: Walter Robert Fuchs

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company

ISBN: UCAL:B4513691

Category: Science

Page: 359

View: 986

An illustrated introduction to the fundamental principles of physics presented in a nontechnical manner
Categories: Science

Generalized Functions and Direct Operational Methods

Generalized Functions and Direct Operational Methods

Convergence in D ' 4 is defined , in direct analogy with the pointwise
convergence of everyday calculus , as convergence at every element pe D( also
called weak convergence in D ' P ) : ( also called everyday calculus . , in direct
analogy wi ...

Author: Thomas Phillip George Liverman

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015017135537

Category: Calculus, Operational

Page:

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Categories: Calculus, Operational

Human Motivation and the Dynamic Calculus

Human Motivation and the Dynamic Calculus

... well as the general controllers , but stability of attitudes is , in general , a
function of C . A development of the dynamic calculus that reaches the heart of
everyday behavior is in the realization that every sem is both a structure and a
process .

Author: Raymond Bernard Cattell

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015010718602

Category: Motivation (Psychology)

Page: 164

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Categories: Motivation (Psychology)

New Media Worlds

New Media Worlds

Possibilities may distend and distort as well as enable the many everyday
activities that have conventionally been organised according to the everyday
calculus of the probable ( Heller , 1984 ) ; they may be anti - inventive as well as
inventive ...

Author: Virginia Nightingale

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015079331800

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

View: 442

Using a combination of case study materials, theoretical reflection and critical analysis this book explores four central issues for the study of new media and their impact on their user communities: 1 The impact of convergence on traditional media: explores the implications of mediaconvergence for everyday media use and for the policy context. 2. Activism: using a series of case studies this section explores how user communities with special access needs are ensuring they are not denied access to the emerging new media world. 3. Access: provides an overview of areas where theintroduction of new media has created debate about which social and cultural groups will benefit and how new media policy should be developed. 4. Participation: the emerging world of new media is inseparably linked to the commercialization of the internet and of mobile communications. This sectionexamines the implications of the resulting commodification of information for the way audience formations are structured and operate.
Categories: Social Science

Bible Review

Bible Review

Calculus is a beautiful idea exposing the rational workings of the world ; it is part
of our intellectual heritage . Calculus is the exploration of only two ideas , both of
which arise from a clear , commonsensical analysis of our everyday experience ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079681196

Category: Bible

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Categories: Bible

Kiplinger s Personal Finance Magazine

Kiplinger s Personal Finance Magazine

Calculus is a beautiful idea exposing the rational workings of the world ; it is part
of our intellectual heritage . Calculus is the exploration of only two ideas , both of
which arise from a clear , commonsense analysis of our everyday experience of ...

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ISBN: NWU:35556037450681

Category: Consumer education

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Categories: Consumer education