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Started by: priscus (8244) Report abuse
A Maths book in the 'Best Sellers'?

Just read the book. (well, it is one of my interests)

It is small and compact, which I guess is unusual for a Calculus book! Not difficult or demanding of mathematical knowledge.

That said, it contains nothing not already easy to find in previously published books on this topic.

Ain't it odd how things get promoted to fashionable status!

Worth a read if you want to bring back to mind all that stuff you had forgotten about calculus.

Posted by: taylork54 (247) Report abuse
Does this mean that Rachel Riley from 8 out of 10 cats does Countdown is your hero(ine) ? and not only because of her legs!

Posted by: priscus (8244) Report abuse
Never watched it, (either of them) so don't know of her.

Very selective concerning what I watch ont telly.

I think it is mostly rubbish, so usually only watch news and film, and maybe the occasional drama.

I was an engineer for the first eight years of my career, then did something completely different for the next half century.

I always thought that there was a kind of elegance in Calculus, so I guess the interest remained long after my using of it had ceased.

Have bought another calculus book since, but to get the most from it, I really need the software package called 'MAPLE'. I cannot afford it! Four figure sum for personal licence!

Posted by: raymyjamie (6241) Report abuse
Dee two Y by dee X squared if memory serves.

I think there are two branches, differential and integral calculus.

Did it while doing my HNC Mech Eng.

Clever stuff, not sure if I could do it now.

Posted by: taylork54 (247) Report abuse
I had enough trouble with Trigonometry, spent 35 years in a Mechanical Maintenance role and can't remember using it, ended up with another company where I used it practically every day, What a (re)learning curve that was!!

Posted by: priscus (8244) Report abuse


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