SEARCH Advanced Search Topic All Topics Algebra Applied Mathematics Calculus and Analysis Chemistry Computer Science Courseware Differential Equations Discrete Mathematics Earth Sciences Economics and Finance Engineering Geometry Graphics Life Sciences Modeling and Simulation Number Theory Physics Probability and Statistics Programming Recreational Social Sciences Tutorial and Reference Language All Languages English Bulgarian Catalan Chinese Dutch Finnish French German Greek Hungarian Italian Japanese Korean Lithuanian Norwegian Polish Portuguese Russian Spanish Swedish
 BROWSE TOPICS Algebra» Applied Mathematics» Calculus and Analysis» Chemistry» Computer Science» Courseware» Differential Equations» Discrete Mathematics» Earth Sciences» Economics and Finance» Engineering» Geometry» Graphics» Life Sciences» Modeling and Simulation» Number Theory» Physics» Probability and Statistics» Programming» Recreational» Social Sciences» Tutorial and Reference» Fundamentos Para Cįlculo usando Wolfram|Alpha e Scilab, Foundations for Calculus - using Wolfram|Alpha and Scilab
by José de Oliveira Siqueira
• Publisher: Saraiva
• Year: 2012
• ISBN: 9788502141735 (Paperback)
• 145 pp
Description
Didactic and innovative, "Fundamentos para cįlculo" [Foundations for calculus] addresses the mathematical transition between secondary and higher education. High school mathematics is often not enough either in terms of content or approach to succeed in math-related disciplines at university. Disciplines such as differential and integral calculus, statistics, physics, applied mathematics in chemistry and biology, among others, require a transitional approach focused on the fundamentals of calculus and analysis.

The fundamental concept of calculus and analysis is the function and their raw material is the number. Therefore, the book addresses primarily the concepts of number and function. They are explored theoretically and with assistance of the internet service called Wolfram|Alpha.

Wolfram|Alpha is the Google of mathematics, statistics and computing; the free math oracle; the quintessence of numerical, graphical and symbolic computation; the universal, free, numerical (exact and approximate), symbolic and graphical calculator; and beyond all that, it has a free-format command, plus the ultimate mathematical system with Mathematica as its underlying software. Wolfram|Alpha is a technological tool of great help in the learning process of mathematical concepts. Whenever possible, it is shown throughout the text how mathematics is operationalized by Wolfram|Alpha. Accordingly, a new stage of socialization of mathematics arises, called computational mathematics, resulting from the interaction between modern mathematical theory and numerical, graphical and symbolic computing systems.

The book contains no intimidating expressions such as “trivial”, “easy”, “obvious”, “immediate”, “clear”, since its proposal is to bring a didactic work, even if theoretically well structured. Related Topics
Calculus and Analysis
Can't find what you're looking for or don't see your title listed? Contact us »