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The Cartoon Guide to Calculus by Larry Gonick

The Cartoon Guide to Calculus by Larry Gonick

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A complete—and completely enjoyable—new illustrated guide to calculus

Master cartoonist Larry Gonick has already given readers the history of the world in cartoon form. Now, Gonick, a Harvard-trained mathematician, offers a comprehensive and up-to-date illustrated course in first-year calculus that demystifies the world of functions, limits, derivatives, and integrals. Using clear and helpful graphics—and delightful humor to lighten what is frequently a tough subject—he teaches all of the essentials, with numerous examples and problem sets. For the curious and confused alike, The Cartoon Guide to Calculus is the perfect combination of entertainment and education—a valuable supplement for any student, teacher, parent, or professional.
A complete—and completely enjoyable—new illustrated guide to calculus

Master cartoonist Larry Gonick has already given readers the history of the world in cartoon form. Now, Gonick, a Harvard-trained mathematician, offers a comprehensive and up-to-date illustrated course in first-year calculus that demystifies the world of functions, limits, derivatives, and integrals. Using clear and helpful graphics—and delightful humor to lighten what is frequently a tough subject—he teaches all of the essentials, with numerous examples and problem sets. For the curious and confused alike, The Cartoon Guide to Calculus is the perfect combination of entertainment and education—a valuable supplement for any student, teacher, parent, or professional.

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Published by: WilliamMorrowBooks on Dec 14, 2011
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Chapter -1
Speed, Velocity, Change
basic idea #1
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alculus is the mathematics of change, and change ismysterious. some things grow imperceptibly... others zoom...hair grows slowly and is suddenly cut... tempera tures riseand fall... smoke curls through the air... planets wheel through space... and time, time never stops...
 
 think hard about change, and you may reach some pretty strange conclusions. inancient greece, for example,
 zeno of elea
thought about change and convinced himself that 
motion is impossible.
he reasoned like so:motion is a change ofposition over time.at any 
instant,
nochange of position takes place. therefore, therecan be
no motion
 at any instant. therefore,motion
never 
  takes place!but time is asuccession ofinstants.
hey!
howdid I get over here?

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