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The Calculus Diaries by Jennifer Ouellette
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Oct 29, 2010

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Read from October 29 to 31, 2010

Do not be scared by the word "Calculus" in the title - this is actually a very easy read, and quite fun. The writing is snappy and witty. It's not so much a book about teaching you math, but talking about how math - calculus in particular - can be related to real-world scenarios. Something most of us never got during high-school and college math.

I'm only giving it three stars however because at times I felt like I was just reading a series of anecdotes. They were interesting in their own right, but the sum of the parts was a bit less than the whole. Or should I say the Integral...

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message 1: by victor (new)

victor harris that helps, thanks. I put it on a reserve list

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