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Calculus: A Liberal Art By W.M. Priestley

Calculus: A Liberal Art by W.M. Priestley

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Presenting mathematics as forming a natural bridge between the humanities and the sciences, this book makes calculus accessible to those in the liberal arts.

Calculus: A Liberal Art Summary

Calculus: A Liberal Art by W.M. Priestley

Presenting mathematics as forming a natural bridge between the humanities and the sciences, this book makes calculus accessible to those in the liberal arts. Much of the necessary geometry and algebra are exposed through historical development, and a section on the development of calculus offers insights into the place of mathematics in the history of thought.

Table of Contents

1. Tokens from the Gods Variables, Functions, and Limits.- 2. Rational Thoughts The Rise of Mathematics and the Liberal Arts.- 3. To Measure Is to Know More Pre-calculus Mathematics.- 4. Sherlock Holmes Meets Pierre de Fermat Derivatives.- 5. Optimistic Steps Techniques of Optimization.- 6. Chains and Change Instantaneous Rates.- 7. The Integrity of Ancient and Modern Mathematics Integrals and Antiderivatives.- 8. Romance in Reason Seventeenth-century Mathematics.- Appendices.- Answers to Selected Problems.

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NLS9781461272335
9781461272335
1461272335
Calculus: A Liberal Art by W.M. Priestley
New
Paperback
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
2012-10-23
404
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