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#1 2013-07-31 05:16:28

bobbym
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Are Calculus books kaboobly doo?

Hi;

Def: kaboobly dooist - noun

One who does lots of kaboobly doo.

Are they kaboobly doo or just used by kaboobly dooists? Do mathematicians really use Simpson's ?

Now I ain't saying these guys are wrong or right. After all what the heck could a bumpkin like
me know about it?

http://faculty.etsu.edu/knisleyj/calculus/Crisis.htm

Are the books bad, or is this article kaboobly doo^kaboobly doo?

And most engineers will tell you that they have to "undo" much of what the calculus course does to their students.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#2 2013-07-31 08:38:15

ShivamS
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Re: Are Calculus books kaboobly doo?

I presume you have not had the pleasure of reading AoPS's Calculus book.

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#3 2013-07-31 08:53:30

bobbym
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Re: Are Calculus books kaboobly doo?

Hi;

The opinions of that book are not necessarily mine. I can not get by the paradox that a calculus book says calculus books stink.

"Analytical Geometry and Calculus" by Smail and "Calculus Made Easy" were the best I have ever seen.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#4 2013-07-31 09:47:37

ShivamS
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Re: Are Calculus books kaboobly doo?

Have read both yet they focus too much on sheer computation.

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#5 2013-07-31 12:47:53

bobbym
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Re: Are Calculus books kaboobly doo?

I do not agree but computation is what got the Rover up there on Mars, discovers new planets, builds all the weaponry that fights our wars. I could not imagine a world without it.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#6 2013-07-31 19:03:16

bob bundy
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Re: Are Calculus books kaboobly doo?

bobbym wrote:

or is this article kaboobly doo^kaboobly doo?

Yes.  But then again who would buy their planned book if it was called "Yet another calculus book" ?

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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#7 2013-07-31 20:13:57

bobbym
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Re: Are Calculus books kaboobly doo?

Hi;

I agree, that title will decrease sales. I suggest "Simply Simple Calculus."


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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