Calculus and Pizza : A Cookbook for the Hungry Mind Paperback / softback
CALCULUS + PEPPERONI / FUN = MATH SUCCESS Do you want to do well on your calculus exam?
Are you looking for a quick refresher course? Or would you just like to get a taste of what calculus is all about?
If so, you've selected the right book. Calculus and Pizza is a creative, surprisingly delicious overview of the essential rules and formulas of calculus, with tons of problems for the learner with a healthy appetite. Setting up residence in a pizza parlor, Clifford Pickover focuses on procedures for solving problems, offering short, easy-to-digest chapters that allow you to quickly get the essence of a technique or question.
From exponentials and logarithms to derivatives and multiple integrals, the book utilizes pepperoni, meatballs, and more to make complex topics fun to learn-emphasizing basic, practical principles to help you calculate the speed of tossed pizza dough or the rising cost of eggplant parmigiana.
Plus, you'll see how simple math-and a meal-can solve especially curious and even mind-shattering problems. Authoritatively and humorously written, Calculus and Pizza provides a lively-and more tasteful-approach to calculus. "Pickover has published nearly a book a year in which he stretches the limits of computers, art, and thought." -Los Angeles Times "A perpetual idea machine, Clifford Pickover is one of the most creative, original thinkers in the world today." -Journal of Recreational Mathematics
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/06/2003
- Category: Calculus
- ISBN: 9780471269878