Jefferson Hane Weaver Conquering Calculus

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Conquering Calculus

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Explains the mysteries of higher math with entertaining and humorous anecdotes and demonstrates integrals and derivatives with everyday examples

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Jefferson Hane Weaver co-authored (with Lloyd Motz) the highly popular book Conquering Mathematics. He received his M.A., his M.Phil., and his Ph.D. at the Columbia Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences. He lives in Fort Lauderdale with his wife, Shelley, and his four children.

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It is unfortunate when a book's title misrepresents the contents. Instead of being a supplementary text for calculus students, as the title implies, this is really a history of the development of calculus that begins with arithmetic and doesn't even mention calculus until p. 185. Even worse, the mathematical examples are embedded in tedious story problems full of superfluous details. Libraries with a demand for calculus books to aid struggling students would be better off with a textbook supplement such as Michael Spivak's The Hitchhiker's Guide to Calculus (Polished Pebble, 1995) or an outline such as Elliot Mendelson's 3000 Solved Problems in Calculus (McGraw-Hill, 1992), while libraries needing a title about the historical foundations of calculus should consider David Berlinski's A Tour of the Calculus (LJ 12/95).?Amy Brunvand, Univ. of Utah Lib., Salt Lake City
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