Sci’s not going to lie. I HATED math. Ok, Algebra I could handle, but Calculus? Let’s just say my GPA wasn’t high for a very good reason. And that reason was Calculus. Remembering the dusty lecture room with the plain white furniture and the feeling of fear every time I hear the words “Derivative” or “Integral” is not a pretty thing. But when I heard that Jennifer Oullette had a book out about Calculus…I thought I’d give it another try. I’ve always liked Jennifer’s blog, Cocktail Party Physics, and I thought, if ANYONE was going to get me to feel ok about Calculus, she was probably it.
I got my copy in the mail (SIGNED! <3) and settled in to read. Well, “settling in” is a misnomer. I have basically no time to read anymore. So I read all my books for review (and other books) while cross-training at the gym. This means I only get in 1-3 hours of reading a week (the rest of the workout time is running and it’s very hard to read, you run in to people and trees and stuff). But doing reading while on the stairmaster and elliptical and bike turned out to be really useful for this book, particularly in Chapter 7. Jennifer, throughout Chapter 7, I quite literally felt your pain. 🙂
(Available at Amazon)