9780143117377

The Calculus Diaries How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

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    9780143117377

  • ISBN10:

    0143117378

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/31/2010
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
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Summary

Ouellette shows how she learned to apply calculus to everything from gas mileage to dieting, proving that even the mathematically challenged can learn the fundamentals of the universal language.

Author Biography

Jennifer Ouellette is a card-carrying member of the National Association of Science Writers. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Discover, Salon, and Nature. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Cal Tech cosmologist Sean Carroll.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Prologue: I Could Be Mathierp. 1
To Infinity and Beyondp. 11
Drive Me Crazyp. 40
Casino Royalep. 65
The Devil's Playgroundp. 93
Show Me the Moneyp. 119
A Pox upon Itp. 140
Body Heatp. 171
The Catenary Talesp. 202
Surfin' Safarip. 225
Epilogue: The Mimetics of Mathp. 249
Doing the Mathp. 263
Calculus of the Living Deadp. 293
Bibliographyp. 299
Indexp. 309
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