The Manga Guide to Calculus
Noriko is just getting started as a junior reporter for the Asagake times. She wants to cover the hard-hitting issues, like world affairs and politics, but does she have the smarts for it? Thankfully, her overbearing and math-minded boss, Mr. Seki, is here to teach her how to analyze her stories with a mathematical eye.
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).
Mr. Seki teaches Noriko how to:
- use differentiation to understand a function´s rate of change
- apply the fundamental theorem of calculus, and grasp the relationship between a function´s derivative and its integral
- integrate and differentiate trigonometric and other complicated functions
- use multivariate calculus and partial differentiation to deal with tricky functions
- use taylor expansions to accurately imitate difficult functions with polynomials
Whether you´re struggling through a calculus course for the first time or you just need a painless refresher, you´ll find what you´re looking for in The Manga Guide to Calculus.
- • Students of calculus, from high school on up
• Engineers, computer scientists, economists, statisticians
Hiroyuki Kojima received his PhD in Economics from the Graduate School of Economics, Faculty of Economics, at the University of Tokyo. He has worked as a lecturer and is now an associate professor in the Faculty of Economics at Teikyo University in Tokyo, Japan. While well-regarded as an economist, he is also active as an essayist and has published a wide range of books on mathematics and economics at the fundamental, practical, and academic levels.