Prof. E. McSquared's Calculus Primer: Expanded Intergalactic Version!

Prof. E. McSquared's Calculus Primer: Expanded Intergalactic Version!

by Howard Johnson Swann, John Johnson


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ISBN-13: 9780971462403
Publisher: Dyer & Swann Publishing
Publication date: 07/28/2003
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 13 Years

About the Author

Howard Swann taught mathematics at San Jose State Unviersity from 1970 until his retirement.
John F. Johnson is a well-known California-based graphic artist.

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Calculus is concerned with studying VERY CAREFULLY relationships of the sort that can be put on a graph.

In the course of studying these relationships, mathematicians tried to answer the following three questions:

The FIRST question is ... Pictures are not precise enough and computers can't compute with them.

Assuming a logical answer to the first question, the SECOND question is ...

Mathematicians floundered around for years over this one and finally came up with a clever if somewhat slippery answer that also gave them a way to deal with the THIRD question ...

The answers to these three questions provided the basis for what is called "Differential Calculus," and these answers were just what mathematicians needed to talk about velocities, gravity, etc., and thus get the whole scientific trip off the ground.


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Table of Contents

I. Functions
II. Limits
III. Derivatives

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