Calculus for the Ambitious
From the author of The Pleasures of Counting and Naive Decision Making comes a calculus book perfect for self-study. It will open up the ideas of the calculus for any 16- to 18-year-old, about to begin studies in mathematics, and will be useful for anyone who would like to see a different account of the calculus from that given in the standard texts. In a lively and easy-to-read style, Professor Koerner uses approximation and estimates in a way that will easily merge into the standard development of analysis. By using Taylor's theorem with error bounds he is able to discuss topics that are rarely covered at this introductory level. This book describes important and interesting ideas in a way that will enthuse a new generation of mathematicians.
- Electronic book text
- 11 Jun 2014
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- 15 b/w illus. 195 exercises
Table of contents
Introduction; 1. Preliminary ideas; 2. The integral; 3. Functions, old and new; 4. Falling bodies; 5. Compound interest and horse kicks; 6. Taylor's theorem; 7. Approximations, good and bad; 8. Hills and dales; 9. Differential equations via computers; 10. Paradise lost; 11. Paradise regained; Bibliography; Index.
About T. W. Korner
T. W. Korner is Professor of Fourier Analysis in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at the University of Cambridge. His previous books include The Pleasures of Counting and Fourier Analysis.