Calculus GemsCalculus Gems: Brief Lives and Memorable Mathematics

Simmons offers two books in one. The first 200 pages survey the lives of 33 mathematicians who made seminal contributions to calculus and its applications to analysis, physics, number theory, and geometry. The second 150 pages fulfill the promise of the title by offering 26 gems of calculus, such as the divergence of the sum of reciprocals of all primes, or the classic result of Euler on the sum of the reciprocals of squares.

ISBN-10: 0883855615 and ISBN-13: 978-0883855614. Published by the Mathematical Association of America; 2007.