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The Calculus of Happiness

How a Mathematical Approach to Life Adds Up to Health, Wealth, and Love

Oscar Fernandez



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Princeton University Pres
17 September 2019
How math holds the keys to improving one's health, wealth, and love life What's the best diet for overall health and weight management? How can we change our finances to retire earlier? How can we maximize our chances of finding our soul mate? In The Calculus of Happiness, Oscar Fernandez shows us that math yields powerful insights into health,
By:   Oscar Fernandez
Imprint:   Princeton University Pres
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9780691192314
ISBN 10:   0691192316
Pages:   176
Publication Date:   17 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Oscar E. Fernandez is associate professor of mathematics at Wellesley College and the author of Everyday Calculus and Calculus Simplified (both Princeton).

Reviews for The Calculus of Happiness: How a Mathematical Approach to Life Adds Up to Health, Wealth, and Love

Fernandez generates such enthusiasm [for studying math] by considering topics that people do want to learn more about-food, money, other people-and skillfully weaving solid mathematical concepts within these topics. -Sandra L. Arlinghaus, Mathematical Reviews The Calculus of Happiness . . . demonstrate[s] how mathematics can yield powerful insights into everyday life. -Helen Thomson, New Scientist Brilliant. . . . Once you realise it all boils down to maths, you will wake up happier, wealthier and healthier tomorrow morning, and we have Oscar E. Fernandez to thank for that. -Nick Smith, Engineering and Technology Readers are sure to get a sense of how content from algebra and precalculus can help inform us about important decisions that are almost universally relevant. -Jason M. Graham, MAA Reviews Surveys a wide variety of ways that mathematics can be used to improve decision making and general well-being. -Chris Wilson,

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