Everyday calculus : discovering the hidden math all around us
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Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014].
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x, 150 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Fernandez, O. E. (2014). Everyday calculus: discovering the hidden math all around us. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

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Fernandez, Oscar E. 2014. Everyday Calculus: Discovering the Hidden Math All Around Us. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

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Fernandez, Oscar E, Everyday Calculus: Discovering the Hidden Math All Around Us. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014.

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Fernandez, Oscar E. Everyday Calculus: Discovering the Hidden Math All Around Us. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014. Print.

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Uses everyday experiences to reveal the hidden calculus behind a typical day's events, showing how math naturally emerges from simple observations such as how hot coffee cools down, and demonstrating that calculus can be both useful and fascinating.

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9780691157559, 0691157553

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Uses everyday experiences to reveal the hidden calculus behind a typical day's events, showing how math naturally emerges from simple observations such as how hot coffee cools down, and demonstrating that calculus can be both useful and fascinating.
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