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Change Is the Only Constant : The Wisdom of Calculus in a Madcap World, Hardback Book

Change Is the Only Constant : The Wisdom of Calculus in a Madcap World Hardback

Description

By spinning 28 engaging mathematical tales, Orlin shows us that calculus is simply another language to express the very things we humans grapple with every day - love, risk, time and, most importantly, change.

Divided into two parts, "Moments" and "Eternities," and drawing on everyone from Sherlock Holmes to Mark Twain to David Foster Wallace, Change is the Only Constant unearths connections between calculus, art, literature and a beloved dog named Elvis.

This is not just maths for maths' sake; it's maths for the sake of becoming a wiser and more thoughtful human.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320 pages, 200 two-color illustrations throughout
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Calculus
  • ISBN: 9780316509084

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