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Author Fernandez, Oscar E. (Oscar Edward)
Title The calculus of happiness : how a mathematical approach to life adds up to health, wealth, and love / Oscar E. Fernandez
Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2017]
book jacket
 RCHSS Library  QA93 F467 2017    AVAILABLE    30560400661945
Descript xii, 159 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Part I. A healthier you is just a few equations away. How many calories should you eat each day? -- Live longer (and be healthier) by eating the right foods -- Part II. A mathematician's guide to managing our money. Dissecting your monthly budget -- How to beat Wall Street at its own game -- Part III. Looking for love? There may be an equation for that. Finding "The 1" -- Living happily ever after with "The 1."
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, wealth, and love. Using only high-school-level math (precalculus with a dash of calculus), Fernandez guides us through several of the surprising results, including an easy rule of thumb for choosing foods that lower our risk for developing diabetes (and that help us lose weight too), simple "all-weather" investment portfolios with great returns, and math-backed strategies for achieving financial independence and searching for our soul mate. Moreover, the important formulas are linked to a dozen free online interactive calculators on the book's website, allowing one to personalize the equations. Fernandez uses everyday experiences--such as visiting a coffee shop--to provide context for his mathematical insights, making the math discussed more accessible, real-world, and relevant to our daily lives. Every chapter ends with a summary of essential lessons and takeaways, and for advanced math fans, Fernandez includes the mathematical derivations in the appendices. A nutrition, personal finance, and relationship how-to guide all in one, The Calculus of Happiness invites you to discover how empowering mathematics can be
Subject Mathematics -- Popular works
Mathematics. fast (OCoLC)fst01012163
Popular works. fast (OCoLC)fst01423846
Popular works
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