David Acheson's new book The Calculus Story is one of New Scientist's picks for Christmas!
EVER wondered about the best angle from which to view Nelson’s column? To work out the answer, you will need a whit of logic and some basic calculus. Don’t panic if your mathematical muscles appear to have withered away (or you never truly cracked differentiation), David Acheson’s The Calculus Story could be just the thing.
For a book hardly bigger than a phablet, its size may trick you into thinking that it is some sort of pocket guide. Wrong. It is a roller-coaster read, constantly climbing and diving through the wonderful world of calculus.
There’s something for everyone, from the inexperienced integrator to seasoned solver of equations. (Extract taken from Timothy Revell's review in the New Scientist.)
The book, published by Oxford University Press on 23 November, sold out after 10 days but - lucky for you - is reprinted and can be bought via Amazon.
David was the MA’s President in 2010.