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Change Is the Only Constant

Change Is the Only Constant

The Wisdom of Calculus in a Madcap World

by Ben Orlin
Hardback
Publication Date: 10/12/2019
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The next book from Ben Orlin, the popular math blogger and author of the underground bestseller Math With Bad Drawings. Change Is The Only Constant is an engaging and eloquent exploration of the intersection between calculus and daily life, complete with Orlin's sly humor and wonderfully bad drawings.
Change is the Only Constant is an engaging and eloquent exploration of the intersection between calculus and daily life, complete with Orlin's sly humor and memorably bad drawings. By spinning 28 engaging mathematical tales, Orlin shows us that calculus is simply another language to express the very things we humans grapple with every day -- love, risk, time, and most importantly, change. Divided into two parts, "Moments" and "Eternities," and drawing on everyone from Sherlock Holmes to Mark Twain to David Foster Wallace, Change is the Only Constant unearths connections between calculus, art, literature, and a beloved dog named Elvis. This is not just math for math's sake; it's math for the sake of becoming a wiser and more thoughtful human.
ISBN:
9780316509084
9780316509084
Category:
History of mathematics
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
10-12-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Running Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
234.95x187.96x38.1mm
Weight:
0.93kg

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