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