Change Is the Only Constant

Change Is the Only Constant

The Wisdom of Calculus in A Madcap World

Book - 2019
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Grand Central Pub
The next book from Ben Orlin, the popular math blogger and author of the underground bestseller Math With Bad Drawings. Change Is The Only Constant is an engaging and eloquent exploration of the intersection between calculus and daily life, complete with Orlin's sly humor and wonderfully bad drawings.

Change is the Only Constant is an engaging and eloquent exploration of the intersection between calculus and daily life, complete with Orlin's sly humor and memorably bad drawings. By spinning 28 engaging mathematical tales, Orlin shows us that calculus is simply another language to express the very things we humans grapple with every day -- love, risk, time, and most importantly, change. Divided into two parts, "Moments" and "Eternities," and drawing on everyone from Sherlock Holmes to Mark Twain to David Foster Wallace, Change is the Only Constant unearths connections between calculus, art, literature, and a beloved dog named Elvis. This is not just math for math's sake; it's math for the sake of becoming a wiser and more thoughtful human.

Baker & Taylor
The popular math blogger and creator of Math with Bad Drawings explores the intersection between calculus and daily life, spinning 28 engagingly mathematical tales that reveal the discipline’s role in expressing human risks, times and changes. 20,000 first printing. Illustrations.

Publisher: New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316509084
0316509086
Branch Call Number: 515 ORL 2019
Characteristics: 319 pages : illustration ; 24 cm

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