Applications of Calculus
Philip D. Straffin, Jr
Cambridge University Press, 1993 - Mathematics - 262 pages
Students see how calculus can explain the structure of a rainbow, guide a robot arm, or analyze the spread of AIDS. Each module starts with a concrete problem and moves on to provide a solution. The discussions are detailed, realistic, and pay careful attention to the process of mathematical modeling. Exercises, solutions, and references are provided.
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Someone needs to teach Janke how to write in a way that actually explains things. As it is, his writing is more convoluted than most most calculus text books. This could have been very interesting if he knew how to explain each step of what he's doing, but as it is, this book should be avoided.