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Breaking the mold of existing calculus textbooks, Calculus in Context draws students into the subject in two new ways. Part I develops the mathematical preliminaries (including geometry, trigonometry, algebra, and coordinate geometry) within the historical frame of the ancient Greeks and the heliocentric revolution in astronomy. Part II starts with comprehensive and modern

Kindle Edition, 712 pages
Published April 16th 2017 by Johns Hopkins University Press
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Mar 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best maths books I've had the pleasure of reading in 20 years of studying and teaching mathematics. It has a really impressive blend of calculus teaching content but set in both real life and historical context. So you explore the mathematics of Archimedes working with conic sections when learning about the precursors to modern calculus, the use of trigonometry to determine the radius of the Earth by the ancient Greeks, how the attempts to understand the motion of the planets ...more
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