*Preface* ix

*Calculus Topics Discussed by Chapter* xi

CHAPTER 1 Wake Up and Smell the Functions 1

What's Trig Got to Do with Your Morning? 2

How a Rational Function Defeated Thomas Edison, and Why Induction Powers the World 5

The Logarithms Hidden in the Air 10

The Frequency of Trig Functions 14

Galileo's Parabolic Thinking 17

CHAPTER 2 Breakfast at Newton's 21

Introducing Calculus, the CNBC Way 21

Coffee Has Its Limits 25

A Multivitamin a Day Keeps the Doctor Away 30

Derivatives Are about Change 34

CHAPTER 3 Driven by Derivatives 35

Why Do We Survive Rainy Days? 36

Politics in Derivatives, or Derivatives in Politics? 39

What the Unemployment Rate Teaches Us about the Curvature of Graphs 41

America's Ballooning Population 44

Feeling Derivatives 46

The Calculus of Time Travel 47

CHAPTER 4 Connected by Calculus 51

E-Mails, Texts, Tweets, Ah! 51

The Calculus of Colds 53

What Does Sustainability Have to Do with Catching a Cold? 56

What Does Your Retirement Income Have to Do with Traffic? 58

The Calculus of the Sweet Tooth 61

CHAPTER 5 Take a Derivative and You'll Feel Better 65

I "Heart" Differentials 65

How Life (and Nature) Uses Calculus 67

The Costly Downside of Calculus 73

The Optimal Drive Back Home 75

Catching Speeders Efficiently with Calculus 77

CHAPTER 6 Adding Things Up, the Calculus Way 81

The Little Engine That Could . . . Integrate 82

The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus 90

Using Integrals to Estimate Wait Times 93

CHAPTER 7 Derivatives Integrals: The Dream Team 97

Integration at Work-Tandoori Chicken 98

Finding the Best Seat in the House 101

Keeping the T Running with Calculus 104

Look Up to Look Back in Time 108

The Ultimate Fate of the Universe 109

The Age of the Universe 113

*Epilogue* 116

*Appendix A Functions and Graphs* 119

*Appendices* 1-7 125

*Notes* 147

*Index* 149

## Comments

## Additional review

A more extensive review of Everyday Calculus can be found at http://people.cs.kuleuven.be/~adhemar.bultheel/WWW/EMS/r063.php.