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Calculus and Pizza: A Cookbook for the Hungry Mind
     

Calculus and Pizza: A Cookbook for the Hungry Mind

by Clifford A. Pickover
 

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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471269878
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/16/2003
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.48(d)

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Meet the Author

CLIFFORD A. PICKOVER is a research staff member at the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center. He is also a prolific author of books and articles relating to science, art, and mathematics, including Black Holes: A Traveler’s Guide and Keys to Infinity, both from Wiley.

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