40% off Popular Science books & eBooks—Save on general interest titles now!

Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics

Calculus: A Liberal Art

Authors: Priestley, W.M.

Free Preview

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4612-1658-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-0-387-98379-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
Softcover $74.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4612-7233-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
About this Textbook

reason for delaying its study has to do with the question of mathematical maturity. * No use is made here of trigonometric, logarithmic, or expo­ nential functions except in occasional optional material indicating how such functions can be handled. A perceptive remark made by George P6lya suggests how we can simultaneously learn mathematics and learn "about" mathematics-i.e., about the nature of mathematics and how it is developed: If the learning of mathematics reflects to any degree the invention of mathematics, it must have a place for guessing, for plausible inference. The reader will find plenty of opportunity here for guessing. The early chapters go at a gentle pace and invite the reader to enter into the spirit of the investigation. Exercises asking the reader to "make a guess" should be taken in this spirit-as simply an invitation to speculate about what is the likely truth in a given situation without feeling any pressure to guess "correctly". Readers will soon realize that a matter about which they are asked to guess will likely be a topic of serious discussion later on.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4612-1658-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-0-387-98379-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
Softcover $74.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4612-7233-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Calculus: A Liberal Art
Authors
Series Title
Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-1658-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-1658-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-98379-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-7233-5
Series ISSN
0172-6056
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVII, 404
Topics