Loading... Please wait...
Print This Page

Infinite Powers (How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe)

List Price: $28.00
SKU:
9781328879981
Quantity:
  • Prices shown are for Bulk Books (unbranded)
  • Minimum to Customize Books: 50 copies

Overview

From preeminent math personality and author of The Joy of x, a brilliant and endlessly appealing explanation of calculus – how it works and why it makes our lives immeasurably better. 
 
Without calculus, we wouldn’t have cell phones, TV, GPS, or ultrasound. We wouldn’t have unraveled DNA or discovered Neptune or figured out how to put 5,000 songs in your pocket. 
 
Though many of us were scared away from this essential, engrossing subject in high school and college, Steven Strogatz’s brilliantly creative, down‑to‑earth history shows that calculus is not about complexity; it’s about simplicity. It harnesses an unreal number—infinity—to tackle real‑world problems, breaking them down into easier ones and then reassembling the answers into solutions that feel miraculous. 
 
Infinite Powers recounts how calculus tantalized and thrilled its inventors, starting with its first glimmers in ancient Greece and bringing us right up to the discovery of gravitational waves (a phenomenon predicted by calculus). Strogatz reveals how this form of math rose to the challenges of each age: how to determine the area of a circle with only sand and a stick; how to explain why Mars goes “backwards” sometimes; how to make electricity with magnets; how to ensure your rocket doesn’t miss the moon; how to turn the tide in the fight against AIDS. 
 
As Strogatz proves, calculus is truly the language of the universe. By unveiling the principles of that language, Infinite Powers makes us marvel at the world anew. 

Customizing Options and Pricing (v)

  • Cover Imprint (1-color): $1.00/book
  • Promo-Pages (full-color printed): $2.00 / single-sided page, inquire for additional pages
  • Belly-Band Wrap (full-color printed): $2.00
  • Set-Up Charge: $40 per decoration

Call for higher quantities. Standard turnaround for Customized Books 10 business days from proof approval. Standard turnaround for Bulk Books 3-5 business days. Rush service available. Product availability changes daily. Please confirm your quantity is available prior to placing an order. Customization options may be limited or unavailable based on product design, binding or cover artwork.

  • Product Details

    Author:
    Steven Strogatz
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Pages:
    384
    Publisher:
    HMH Books (April 2, 2019)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9781328879981
    ISBN-10:
    1328879984
    Weight:
    20.16oz
    Dimensions:
    6" x 9" x 1.22"
    Case Pack:
    12
    File:
    Eloquence-Houghton_08032019_005516_P2436078_onix21_Complete-20190802.xml
    Folder:
    Eloquence
    List Price:
    $28.00
    As low as:
    $20.72
    Publisher Identifier:
    P-HM
    Discount Code:
    A
  • Redhead Labs