Edition 
First edition. 
Description 
viii, 192 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm 

text txt rdacontent 

unmediated n rdamedia 

volume nc rdacarrier 
Bibliography 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183186) and index. 
Contents 
Introduction  The spirit of mathematics  Infinity  How steep is a curve?  Differentiation  Greatest and least  Playing with infinity  Area and volume  Infinite series  'Too much delight'  Dynamics  Newton and planetary motion  Leibniz's paper of 1684  'An enigma'  Who invented calculus?  Round in circles  Pi and the odd numbers  Calculus under attack  Differential equations  Calculus and the electric guitar  The best of all possible worlds?  The mysterious number e  How to make a series  Calculus with imaginary numbers  Infinity bites back  What is a limit, exactly?  The equations of nature  From calculus to chaos. 
Summary 
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 wideranging 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. 
Subject 
Calculus.


Calculus  History.


Calculus. (OCoLC)fst00844119

Genre/Form 
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628

ISBN 
9780198804543 (hardcover) 

0198804547 (hardcover) 
