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Author Kojima, Hiroyuki, 1958- author

Title The manga guide to calculus / Hiroyuki Kojima, Shin Togami, Becom Co., Ltd
Edition English edition
Published San Francisco : No Starch Press ; [Tokyo] : Ohmsha, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 238 pages) : illustrations
Series The manga guide series
Manga guide series.
Contents Prologue: what is a function? -- Let's differentiate a function -- Let's learn differentiation techniques -- Let's integrate a function -- Let's learn integration techniques -- Let's learn about Taylor Expansions -- Let's learn about partial differentiation -- Epilogue: what is mathematics for?
Summary "In The Manga Guide to Calculus, you'll follow along with Noriko as she learns that calculus is more than just a class designed to weed out would-be science majors. You'll see that calculus is a useful way to understand the patterns in physics, economics, and the world around us, with help from real-world examples like probability, supply and demand curves, the economics of pollution, and the density of Shochu (a Japanese liquor)."--Back cover
The Manga Guide to Calculus teaches calculus in an original and refreshing way, by combining Japanese-style Manga cartoons with serious content. This is real calculus combined with real Manga. The book's story revolves around heroine, Noriko. Noriko takes a job with a local newspaper and quickly befriends the geeky Kakeru, a math whiz who wants to help her understand the practical uses of calculus in journalism. Kakeru begins by teaching Noriko (and the book's readers) the basics of calculus, such as approximating with functions, derivatives, techniques of differentiation, and polynomials. As the book progresses, Noriko and readers learn calculus, including complex concepts like the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, exponential and logarithmic functions, the Taylor Expansion, and partial differentiation. This charming, easy-to-read guide uses real-world examples like celebrity weight gain, TV commercials, and economics, and includes examples and exercises (with answer keys) to help readers learn. This EduManga book is a translation from a bestselling series in Japan, co-published with Ohmsha, Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan
Notes Includes index
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Description based on print version record
Subject Calculus -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Calculus -- Popular works.
Genre/Form Downloadable books
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.
Popular works.
Comics (Graphic works)
Form Electronic book
Author Togami, Shin, illustrator
Becom Co.
ISBN 1593271948 (electronic bk.)
1593272960 (electronic bk.)
9781593271947 (electronic bk.)
9781593272968 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Manga de wakaru bibun sekibun. English