A Tour of the Calculus
In its largest aspect, the calculus functions as a celestial measuring tape, able to order the infinite expanse of the universe. Time and space are given names, points, and limits; seemingly intractable problems of motion, growth, and form are reduced to answerable questions. Calculus was humanity’s first attempt to represent the world and perhaps its greatest meditation on the theme of continuity. Charts and graphs throughout.
- The Advent of the Algorithm: The 300-Year Journey from an Idea to the Computer
- The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions
- Infinite Ascent: A Short History of Mathematics (Modern Library Chronicles)
- Newton’s Gift: How Sir Isaac Newton Unlocked the System of the World
- "e": The Story of a Number (Princeton Science Library)