Todd Flagg's Reviews > The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

The Calculus Diaries by Jennifer Ouellette
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Nov 28, 2010

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Very easy book to read, but if you are looking for detail in how specific problems are worked, then skip directly to the appendix. I was expecting something more along the lines of "The Physics of Superheroes," but what I ended up getting is anecdote of a situation and an overview of how calculus can be used in such situations. But it really lacks in explaining exactly how the author got to their answer.

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