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The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

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Kiss My Math meets A Tour of the Calculus

Jennifer Ouellette never took math in college, mostly because she-like most people-assumed that she wouldn't need it in real life. But then the English-major-turned-award-winning-science-writer had a change of heart and decided to revisit the equations and formulas that had haunted her for years. The Calculus Diaries is the fun and fascinating account of her year spent confronting her math phobia head on. With wit and verve, Ouellette shows how she learned to apply calculus to everything from gas mileage to dieting, from the rides at Disneyland to shooting craps in Vegas-proving that even the mathematically challenged can learn the fundamentals of the universal language.

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Ouellette shows how she learned to apply calculus to everything from gas mileage to dieting, proving that even the mathematically challenged can learn the fundamentals of the universal language.

About the Author

Jennifer Ouellette is a card-carrying member of the National Association of Science Writers. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Discover, Salon, and Nature. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Cal Tech cosmologist Sean Carroll.

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Kurt Sussman, January 22, 2011 (view all comments by Kurt Sussman)
If this had been my first calculus textbook, I wouldn't have failed my first calculus class, and I might have enjoyed the next two a lot more. Well written, interesting, and fun are not words you ordinarily associate with calculus books, but this is not an ordinary calculus book. And to be honest, it's not likely to be a great textbook for content, but in terms of inspiring interest and explaining WHY calculus is worth learning, there's nothing better.
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ISBN:
9780143117377
Author:
Ouellette, Jennifer
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Calculus
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Study & Teaching
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Applied
Subject:
Mathematics-Calculus
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Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 x 0.75 in 0.61 lb
Age Level:
17-17

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