Calculus has been called the key to much of modern science and engineering, and for good reason. It is the mathematical method for analyzing things that change, helping us to understand the world around us through the lens of numbers and equations. What’s more, calculus is an adventure in and of itself, with infinite possibilities lurking around every corner. That’s where David Acheson’s The Calculus Story comes in – this comprehensive book presents a wide-ranging picture of calculus and its applications, from the earliest days of the Greeks up to the present day.
With a step-by-step approach, Acheson introduces the people who helped to build our understanding of calculus and demonstrates how to start doing calculus from the very beginning. For math enthusiasts and novices alike, The Calculus Story is an essential read for exploring the fascinating world of calculus.