Description - The Calculus and Pizza 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 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
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(233mm x 159mm x 13mm)
John Wiley & Sons Inc
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Author Biography - Clifford A. Pickover
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.