“How do you humanize calculus and bring its equations and concepts to life? Larry Gonick’s clever and delightful answer is to have characters talking, commenting, and joking-all while rigorously teaching equations and concepts and indicating calculus’s utility. It’s a remarkable accomplishment-and a lot of fun.” (Lisa Randall, Professor of Physics, Harvard University, and author of Knocking on Heaven's Door)
Gonick is to graphical expositions of advanced materials as Newton or Leibniz is to calculus. The difference is that Gonick has no rival. (Xiao-Li Meng, Whipple V. N. Jones Professor of Statistics and Department Chair, Harvard University)
Larry Gonick’s sparkling and inventive drawings make a vivid picture out of every one of the hundreds of formulas that underlie Calculus. Even the jokers in the back row will ace the course with this book. (David Mumford, Professor emeritus of Applied Mathematics at Brown University and recipient of the National Medal of Science)
I always thought that there are no magic tricks that use calculus. Larry Gonick proves me wrong. His book is correct, clear and interesting. It is filled with magical insights into this most beautiful subject. (Persi Diaconis, Professor of Mathematics, Stanford)
It has no mean derivative results about the only derivatives that matter…. A spunky tool-toting heroine called Delta Wye seems the perfect role model for our next generation. (Susan Holmes, Professor of Statistics, Stanford)
A creative take on an old, and for many, tough subject…Gonick’s cartoons and intelligent humor make it a fun read. (Amy Langville, Recipient of the Distinguished Researcher Award at College of Charleston and South Carolina Faculty of the Year)
A complete—and completely enjoyable—new illustrated guide to calculus
Master cartoonist Larry Gonick has already given readers the history of the world in cartoon form. Now, Gonick, a Harvard-trained mathematician, offers a comprehensive and up-to-date illustrated course in first-year calculus that demystifies the world of functions, limits, derivatives, and integrals. Using clear and helpful graphics—and delightful humor to lighten what is frequently a tough subject—he teaches all of the essentials, with numerous examples and problem sets. For the curious and confused alike, The Cartoon Guide to Calculus is the perfect combination of entertainment and education—a valuable supplement for any student, teacher, parent, or professional.See all Editorial Reviews
A little too "cool" for me. I never tried to be hip even when I was in high school.Published 6 months ago by maryann davenport
Larry Gonicks guides are the most fun way of getting a thorough knowledge of the bits you missed at School. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Hugh Dennis
great for catching up on college calculus you slept through way back then.Published 8 months ago by Kirkham Motorsports
I guess I shouldn't complain, the title did say cartoon but...
...I think I'd rather have a bit more substance like the Calculus for Dummies.
A clear, well designed calculus guide for the math novice to the PhD major. Highly recommendPublished 10 months ago by D. Dalal
This book contains fairly good explanations of many of the basic principles of Calculus. Admittedly, this is a difficult subject, but it seems to me that this book occasionally... Read morePublished 14 months ago by StarStuff