Infinite Powers

Infinite Powers recounts how calculus tantalized and thrilled its inventors, starting with its first glimmers in ancient Greece and bringing us right up to the discovery of gravitational waves (a phenomenon predicted by calculus).

Infinite Powers

Infinite Powers

From preeminent math personality and author of The Joy of x, a brilliant and endlessly appealing explanation of calculus - how it works and why it makes our lives immeasurably better. 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 miraculous. Infinite Powers recounts how calculus tantalized and thrilled its inventors, starting with its first glimmers in ancient Greece and bringing us right up to the discovery of gravitational waves (a phenomenon predicted by calculus). Strogatz reveals how this form of math rose to the challenges of each age: how to determine the area of a circle with only sand and a stick; how to explain why Mars goes "backwards" sometimes; how to make electricity with magnets; how to ensure your rocket doesn't miss the moon; how to turn the tide in the fight against AIDS. As Strogatz proves, calculus is truly the language of the universe. By unveiling the principles of that language, Infinite Powers makes us marvel at the world anew.

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Infinite Powers
Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: Steven Strogatz
Categories: Mathematics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-06-06 - Publisher: Atlantic Books

Shortlisted for the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2019 A magisterial history of calculus (and the people behind it) from one of the world's foremost mathematicians. This is the captivating story of mathematics' greatest ever idea: calculus. Without it, there would be no computers, no microwave ovens, no GPS, and
Summary & Analysis of Infinite Powers
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: ZIP Reads
Categories: Mathematics
Type: BOOK - Published: 101-01-01 - Publisher: ZIP Reads

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Infinite Powers
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Steven H. Strogatz
Categories: Mathematics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02 - Publisher:

A magisterial history of calculus (and the people behind it) from one of the world's foremost mathematicians.
In Tune with Infinite Powers
Language: en
Pages: 177
Authors: Tony Talmage
Categories: Mathematics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-01 - Publisher:

An alternative, ground-breaking guide to harnessing the life-transforming power found at the place where the worlds of quantum science and the paranormal meet. After setting out the evidence for his discovery of 'Cosmogenic Energy', the author gives a step by step guide to plugging into the Unified Force that will
Anna to the Infinite Power
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Mildred Ames
Categories: Cloning
Type: BOOK - Published: 1985-12-01 - Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

A science-fiction story set in the 1990s centers on Anna Hart and the terrible secret she learns about herself.

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