T. W. Körner

From the author of The Pleasures of Counting and Naïve Decision Making comes a calculus book perfect for self-study. It will open up the calculus ideas 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 Körner uses approximation and estimates in a way that will easily merge into the typical development of analysis. By using Taylor’s theorem with error bounds, he can discuss topics that are rarely covered at this introductory level. This book describes essential and exciting ideas in a way that will enthuse a new generation of mathematicians.