A Stroll through Calculus
In clear, concise chapters the text familiarizes students with concepts such as the area of a rectangle, notation, and polynomials. It introduces the fundamentals discovered by Newton and Leibniz and their varied applications. Students are encouraged to engage in participatory reading by referring to the examples in the chapters and then checking each step independently.
A Stroll through Calculus is designed to supplement instruction in calculus, science, and education classes for non-math majors. It is an excellent learning tool for students in engineering, pre-medical studies, and the social sciences. It can also be used in pre-service teaching programs for educators who will need a solid background for math units they will teach.
It is a lovely book, and I am sure that it will introduce many people to the beauty and utility of calculus. [Barcellos] is a terrific writer. —John Thoo, professor of mathematics, Yuba College
The beginning of your book states, "calculus is about measuring things and how fast they change". It is an outstanding statement. Actually, calculus is very important and very useful; however, it is challenging and hard for many students to learn. … [Barcellos’] approach and writing style are different from some regular calculus textbooks, I am sure that many students will find that it is very helpful to them to learn calculus. — Xin-Ran Duan at American River College
- A profile of Professor Barcellos printed in The Sacramento News & Review
- Math professor Anthony Barcellos speaks about his newest book A Stroll Through Calculus printed in the American River College newspaper, The Current.
- The Porterville Recorder's feature on Professor Barcellos: Porterville native marks milestones