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From calculus to chaos

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paperback First edition, published in 1997 by Oxford University Press. Blue card covers with photo on front cover. Title in white on front cover and spine. Covers slightly creased and scuffed at extremities.Inscribed inside front cover and some marginalia on free endpaper, otherwise clean and tightly bound.


What is calculus really for? This book is a highly readable introduction to applications of calculus, from Newton's time to the present day. These often involve questions of dynamics, i.e. of how - and why - things change with time. Problems of this kind lie at the heart of much of applied mathematics, physics, and engineering. From Calculus to Chaos takes a fresh approach to the subject as a whole, by moving from first steps to the frontiers, and by highlighting only the most important and interesting ideas, which can get lost amid a snowstorm of detail in conventional texts. The book is aimed at a wide readership, and assumes only some knowledge of elementary calculus. There are exercises (with full solutions) and simple but powerful computer programs which are suitable even for readers with no previous computing experience. David Acheson's book will inspire new students by providing a foretaste of more advanced mathematics and showing just how interesting the subject can be.

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Author(s):
Acheson, David
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Edition:
First, 1997
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Paperback
ISBN-10:
0198500777
ISBN-13:
9780198500773
Number of pages:
269
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
From Calculus to Chaos

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paperback First edition, published in 1997 by Oxford University Press. Blue card covers with photo on front cover. Title in white on front cover and spine. Covers slightly creased and scuffed at extremities.Inscribed inside front cover and some marginalia on free endpaper, otherwise clean and tightly bound.


What is calculus really for? This book is a highly readable introduction to applications of calculus, from Newton's time to the present day. These often involve questions of dynamics, i.e. of how - and why - things change with time. Problems of this kind lie at the heart of much of applied mathematics, physics, and engineering. From Calculus to Chaos takes a fresh approach to the subject as a whole, by moving from first steps to the frontiers, and by highlighting only the most important and interesting ideas, which can get lost amid a snowstorm of detail in conventional texts. The book is aimed at a wide readership, and assumes only some knowledge of elementary calculus. There are exercises (with full solutions) and simple but powerful computer programs which are suitable even for readers with no previous computing experience. David Acheson's book will inspire new students by providing a foretaste of more advanced mathematics and showing just how interesting the subject can be.

Added value:
Rarely Available
Author(s):
Acheson, David
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23 x 15.5 x 1.5 cms
Edition:
First, 1997
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0198500777
ISBN-13:
9780198500773
Number of pages:
269
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
From Calculus to Chaos

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