Infinite Powers

How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe

Ranked #1 in Calculus, Ranked #2 in Algebrasee more rankings.

Without calculus, we wouldn’t have cell phones, TV, GPS, or ultrasound. We wouldn’t have unraveled DNA or discovered Neptune or figured out how to put 5,000 songs in your pocket.

Though many of us were scared away from this essential, engrossing subject in high school and college, Steven Strogatz’s brilliantly creative, down‑to‑earth history shows that calculus is not about complexity; it’s about simplicity. It harnesses an unreal number—infinity—to tackle real‑world problems, breaking them down into easier ones and then reassembling the answers into solutions that feel...

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John Urschel I hope they enjoy it as much as I did. If you or someone you know is studying Calculus, this book is highly recommended. (Source)

Kirk Borne "Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe" book by @stevenstrogatz Great #Mathematics book that explores the History of Modern Science from this amazing perspective! (Source)

Nigel Shadbolt Infinite Powers is a wonderful motivational for anyone taking a course in calculus. For those readers who remember calculus with dread from maths classes of yore, here is a text that explains just why the material has always had such a key place in our curricula. It charts a history of ideas that sought to make sense of the world through mathematics—to develop methods that find the deep laws and patterns that govern nature and enable us to build everything from computers to jet engines, televisions to microwaves. (Source)

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