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The Facts On File Calculus Handbook
  • Authored by: Eli Maor, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Science Handbook
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 081604581X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-4581-5
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $40.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 06/01/2003
  • Dewey Number: 515
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 176


The Facts On File Calculus Handbook brings the fundamentals of calculus to students in an easy and accessible format. An ideal primer for the subject, this book takes all the basics of calculus and helps students understand and apply them in their work.

Topics include:

  • Absolute value
  • Binomial theorem
  • Derivative
  • Exponential growth
  • Greatest integer function
  • Implicit differentiation
  • Integration
  • Law of cosines
  • Linear function
  • Parabola
  • Polynomial functions
  • Second derivative
  • Velocity.
Biographies include:
  • Jakob Bernoulli
  • René Descartes
  • Eudoxus of Cnidus
  • Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier
  • Carl Friedrich Gauss
  • Sir Isaac Newton
  • Blaise Pascal
  • François Viète
  • John Wallis.
Tables, charts, and diagrams include:
  • Complementary and supplementary relations (angles in degrees)
  • Convergence tests for series
  • Derivatives
  • Indefinite integrals (antiderivatives)
  • Periodicity (angles in radians)
  • Pythagorean relations
  • Sum-to-product formulas
  • Values for special angles.


Approximately 85 black-and-white photographs and line illustrations. Index. Appendixes. Bibliography. Glossary. Cross-references. Chronology. Tables and charts.

About the Author(s)

Eli Maor, Ph.D., is adjunct professor of mathematics at Loyola University of Chicago (1995-present) and adjunct professor at Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, IL (1990-present). Maor earned a Ph.D. in mathematics 1969 from the Israel Institute of Technology, and has published several works, including Trigonometric Delights (Princeton University Press, 1998) and To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite (Princeton University Press, 1991), which has been translated into German, Japanese, Italian, and Korean. Maor was an editorial consultant in 1989 and a contributor in 2000 to Encyclopedia Britannica.

Reviews and Awards

"...first-rate illustrations and explanations. A historical introduction supplies excellent background...The presentation of the material is clear and understandable...Recommended."

"...a compact and concise supplement to the traditional calculus textbook...a useful addition to the personal library of anyone who is interested in mathematics..."
Mathematics Teacher

"...useful...a practical ready-reference resource...suitable for school and public libraries as well as academic reference collections."
American Reference Books Annual

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