Zombies and Calculus

Zombies and Calculus How can calculus help you survive the zombie apocalypse Colin Adams humor columnist for the Mathematical Intelligencer and one of today s most outlandish and entertaining popular math writers demons

  • Title: Zombies and Calculus
  • Author: Colin Conrad Adams
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  • Page: 345
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • How can calculus help you survive the zombie apocalypse Colin Adams, humor columnist for the Mathematical Intelligencer and one of today s most outlandish and entertaining popular math writers, demonstrates how in this zombie adventure novel.Zombies and Calculus is the account of Craig Williams, a math professor at a small liberal arts college in New England, who, in theHow can calculus help you survive the zombie apocalypse Colin Adams, humor columnist for the Mathematical Intelligencer and one of today s most outlandish and entertaining popular math writers, demonstrates how in this zombie adventure novel.Zombies and Calculus is the account of Craig Williams, a math professor at a small liberal arts college in New England, who, in the middle of a calculus class, finds himself suddenly confronted by a late arriving student whose hunger is not for knowledge As the zombie virus spreads and civilization crumbles, Williams uses calculus to help his small band of survivors defeat the hordes of the undead Along the way, readers learn how to avoid being eaten by taking advantage of the fact that zombies always point their tangent vector toward their target, and how to use exponential growth to determine the rate at which the virus is spreading Williams also covers topics such as logistic growth, gravitational acceleration, predator prey models, pursuit problems, the physics of combat, and With the aid of his story, you too can survive the zombie onslaught.Featuring easy to use appendixes that explain the mathematics necessary to enjoy the book, Zombies and Calculus is suitable for recent converts to calculus as well as advanced readers familiar with multivariable calculus.

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    1. Today I will review a book about calculus. That's right. Hell has officially frozen over.Professor Craig Williams is teaching his regular calculus class at a small college. He thinks one of his students is simply stumbling into class late. But when he starts to eat the professor's star pupil, the professor realizes something is wrong. He and the other students run to an office to hide but quickly discovers that a homicidal coed is the least of their problem. a zombie plague has arrived. Someone [...]

    2. In Zombies and Calculus, math professor Craig Williams mistakes the first of zombie hordes for a chronically-late student, until that student starts trying to eat his former classmates. As the zombies destroy campus and attack anything that moves, professor Williams and his allies must use math to defend themselves.You don’t actually need a calculus background for this book. Basic algebra and an interest in math applications is enough to follow the clear and straitforward explanations, and to [...]

    3. I received this book for free through First Reads.Zombies and Calculus is about a teacher, Professor Williams, finding out about a zombie invasion when a late student who is now a zombie interrupts his class. He tries to get away from the college he is teaching at to get to his children who were sent home from school due to these undead circumstances.This book was definitely fast paced and very informative too. I liked the fact that the author used math in explaining such concepts as zombie gro [...]

    4. This has to be one of the dumbest books I have ever had the displeasure to read. If your a fan of mathematics than this might turn you on, but otherwise it will make you want to smack the ever loving crap out of something.Every character, but the dog I hated. Sure they had book smarts, but for common sense they had absolutely none. I would have broken out the champagne and cheered if all of them got eaten. In fact a few of them did and I smiled. Everything that happened the MC had to break it do [...]

    5. I like zombies and I like calculus, so I thought I'd give this book a try. I was disappointed, which probably should have been expected.The writing was very blah. I didn't find it very immersive. I couldn't connect to any of the characters. It read very much like a typical "zombie movie". It added nothing to the genre. There was also unneeded romance which definitely made the book lose points for me. The math in it was ok. I guess it was nice to see how calculus can be applied to a zombie apocal [...]

    6. Humorous and informational. A lovely mix of fiction and non-fiction. A perfect appetizer for both zombies apocalypse and science believer.

    7. Zombies aren't nearly as scary as calculus (and this is really a math teaching device as opposed to being meant just for reading).

    8. This was in the Korean-history section of my local library. I assumed it was misfiled, but I didn't really have time to figure out what was going on at the time, so I checked it out and secretly hoped it actually was some particularly recherché history of Inchon. No such luck. (It turned out that two characters in the call number were transposed when the library made its label.) The book is a zombie-fiction pastiche where the characters occasionally have ludicrously contrived conversations wher [...]

    9. Don't go into this one thinking you're going to be reading a straight up horror, zombie story. This really is a vehicle to show how math works in the real world (for those who don't think it has applications, you're wrong). Note that it is put out by a university press, so yes, a teaching tool of sorts.Dr. Craig Williams is a calculus prof whose class gets interrupted by a zombie student killing another student. Soon the whole university is on the run and only pockets of non-infected students an [...]

    10. A fun book to end a two semester calculus sequence This book is a perfect book to use in the last two weeks of a two-semester calculus sequence where it is time to demonstrate some real-world applications of calculus and rekindle the interest of the students. It opens with a calculus class being interrupted by the appearance of a zombie with an overriding urge to consume human flesh and create even more zombies. The narrator is a professor of mathematics at Roberts College, a small liberal arts [...]

    11. If this book had been used in conjunction with my Calculus textbook back in 1he 1980's, maybe I would have done better than C's. Then again, maybe not. Colin Adams sets his fictional tale in a small New England college town where a Math professor uses calculus and force to survive a zombie outbreak on campus (the outbreak originated in Boston and spread). Interestingly, the author incorporates the calculus formulas and graphs in the storyline (having detailed formula in an appendix). Not often d [...]

    12. A fun little book imagining a zombie outbreak on a campus. The main character, a math professor, copes by using his skills to model this weird new world. Zombie pursuit and vectors, exponential growth of infections, etc. My rusty calculus is good enough to just barely follow the processes once we hit the midpoint but it's still a fun, light read if you skim over the math. If you have any love at all for math and analytical reasoning you'll enjoy the way they examine the problems and figure mathe [...]

    13. An entertaining little review of calculus. (It probably would be a fun aside for people who are taking calculus as well, but I don't think it would be great for someone who hasn't had some exposure to it before. But hey, maybe I'm wrong). It's not, however, great writing. Far from it. It takes a handful of 'real-world' examples, and decorates them up with some zombie scenarios to make them memorable and easier to visualize.

    14. It's always interesting to watch at which point author is not able anymore to keep away from complex math in a story.In this book it's a dramatic difference — the zombie plot is kind of funny, and then BAM! You are deep in formulas and graphs.So although the book is in unusual and interesting, I cannot agree that its goal (to give a smooth way to learn calculus) is achieved.

    15. I enjoyed this novel. I want to make it required reading for my AP Calculus class. I believe that the applications answer a lot of my own questions of when something is useful I enjoyed that you could skim the math and still follow it. I also enjoy a decent zombie story. I once had a discussion in class where would be a safe place during a zombie apocalypse.

    16. Can calculus help you survive the zombie apocalypse? Perhaps, if we understand how zombies point their tangent vectors directly at their prey. I am not sure why this is classed as fiction, considering how much of it is devoted to long mathematical analyses by the characters as they pause while fighting their way out of the trap.

    17. I give this 2 stars. One for originally, really zombies and calculus together in one book, could life get any worse. Another star for the fact it was a really short and quick book to read, I don't think I could take much more. Some thing just don't work!

    18. This was super cute! I mean, I didn't get it, but I really enjoyed it. When you read the introduction and dude says you need to have at least a year of calculus, go ahead and take him seriously. A wonderful, entertaining way to think about how mathematics works in every aspect of your life.

    19. fun approach to a very common theme right now. Actually feel smarter and dumber after having read it. Great "in between books" book

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