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Calculus and Pizza : A Cookbook for the Hungry Mind
by Clifford A. Pickover




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CALCULUS + PEPPERONI / FUN = MATH SUCCESS

Do you want to do well on your calculus exam? Are you looking for a quick refresher course? Or would you just like to get a taste of what calculus is all about? If so, you've selected the right book. Calculus and Pizza is a creative, surprisingly delicious overview of the essential rules and formulas of calculus, with tons of problems for the learner with a healthy appetite.

Setting up residence in a pizza parlor, Clifford Pickover focuses on procedures for solving problems, offering short, easy-to-digest chapters that allow you to quickly get the essence of a technique or question. From exponentials and logarithms to derivatives and multiple integrals, the book utilizes pepperoni, meatballs, and more to make complex topics fun to learn-emphasizing basic, practical principles to help you calculate the speed of tossed pizza dough or the rising cost of eggplant parmigiana. Plus, you'll see how simple math-and a meal-can solve especially curious and even mind-shattering problems.

Authoritatively and humorously written, Calculus and Pizza provides a lively-and more tasteful-approach to calculus.

Pickover has published nearly a book a year in which he stretches the limits of computers, art, and thought.
--Los Angeles Times

A perpetual idea machine, Clifford Pickover is one of the most creative, original thinkers in the world today.
--Journal of Recreational Mathematics

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Overview

CALCULUS + PEPPERONI / FUN = MATH SUCCESS

Do you want to do well on your calculus exam? Are you looking for a quick refresher course? Or would you just like to get a taste of what calculus is all about? If so, you've selected the right book. Calculus and Pizza is a creative, surprisingly delicious overview of the essential rules and formulas of calculus, with tons of problems for the learner with a healthy appetite.

Setting up residence in a pizza parlor, Clifford Pickover focuses on procedures for solving problems, offering short, easy-to-digest chapters that allow you to quickly get the essence of a technique or question. From exponentials and logarithms to derivatives and multiple integrals, the book utilizes pepperoni, meatballs, and more to make complex topics fun to learn-emphasizing basic, practical principles to help you calculate the speed of tossed pizza dough or the rising cost of eggplant parmigiana. Plus, you'll see how simple math-and a meal-can solve especially curious and even mind-shattering problems.

Authoritatively and humorously written, Calculus and Pizza provides a lively-and more tasteful-approach to calculus.

Pickover has published nearly a book a year in which he stretches the limits of computers, art, and thought.
--Los Angeles Times

A perpetual idea machine, Clifford Pickover is one of the most creative, original thinkers in the world today.
--Journal of Recreational Mathematics


 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780471269878
  • ISBN-10: 0471269875
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publish Date: June 2003
  • Page Count: 224
  • Dimensions: 6.1 x 9.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


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