In its largest aspect, the calculus functions as a celestial measuring tape, able to order the infinite expanse of the universe. Time and space are given names, points, and limits; seemingly intractable problems of motion, growth, and form are reduced to answerable questions. Calculus was humanity's first attempt to represent the world and perhaps its greatest meditation on the theme of continuity. Charts and graphs throughout. From the Hardcover edition.An intriguing journey through the mysteries and implications of calculus reveals the mysteries of mathemathics, real numbers, functions, and limits and explores the implications of calculus in defining and understanding the changing ...

Title | : | A Tour of the Calculus |

Author | : | David Berlinski |

Publisher | : | Vintage - 2011-04-27 |

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