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Daniel L. HansenThis work is an applied mathematics book for the general reader who understands calculus. It contains a large collection of popular engineering problems, worked out completely, that should inform and entertain the reader. The mathematics used in this book includes elementary algebra, geometry, spherical trigonometry, calculus, and elementary differential equations. Several chapters use elementary statistics and probability. It is not a textbook, but it may be useful as supplementary reading in a high school or college-level class. The book begins with a chapter on units and dimensions and finishes with a chapter on mathematical models of the speed of a human runner. In between are twenty-two chapters tat discuss such diverse topics as towing icebergs, modeling growth and decay, scoring the Olympics, and falling dominoes. The author uses an engaging style that is both lighthearted and direct. I recommend this book to anyone interested in applied mathematics.
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