Cozying Up to Calculus -- Dick Jackson
Differential calculus is one of mankind's greatest creative inventions. It is an essential mathematical tool for analyzing the process of change, and thus is fundamental to all modern sciences, engineering, and economics. Mathematicians describe calculus as "beautiful" as well as useful. This course will help you appreciate both its utility and elegance.
Prior to class you will receive materials that will familiarize you with the algebraic precursors to the calculus. In class we will review these basics and then illustrate some uses of calculus in science and engineering. Don't worry; the algebra required will consist of no more than multiplying (a+b) by itself. I promise that your brain will hurt for no more than two minutes.
Dick Jackson finagled his way to a PhD in physics and worked in electronics and data communications.
This course has one class session: Tuesday, March 4 from 1pm-3:30pm.
Please purchase a separate ticket for each person so that we can have a record of all attendees.
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San Luis Obispo Library Conference Room (View)
995 Palm St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
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