Author:
Jennifer Ouellette

ISBN 13:
9780143117377

ISBN 10:
143117378

Edition:
Reprint

Publisher:
Penguin Books

Publication Date:
2010-08-31

Format:
Paperback

Pages:
336

List Price:
$16.00

*Kiss My Math* meets *A Tour of the Calculus*

Jennifer Ouellette never took math in college, mostly because she-like most people-assumed that she wouldn't need it in real life. But then the English-major-turned-award-winning-science-writer had a change of heart and decided to revisit the equations and formulas that had haunted her for years. *The Calculus Diaries* is the fun and fascinating account of her year spent confronting her math phobia head on. With wit and verve, Ouellette shows how she learned to apply calculus to everything from gas mileage to dieting, from the rides at Disneyland to shooting craps in Vegas-proving that even the mathematically challenged can learn the fundamentals of the universal language.

In The Calculus Diaries, science writer Jennifer Ouellette makes maths palatable using a mix of humour, anecdote and enticing facts. . .Using everyday examples, such as petrol mileage and fairground rides, Ouellette makes even complex ideas such as calculus and probability appealing.