# Week 2 – Calculus, Aggregation

## Lecture (Monday, April 4th) 👨🏫

## Readings 📖

Required:

- Wikipedia, Quadrature of the Parabola
- YouTube: Visual Proof: 1/4 + 1/16 + 1/64 + … - Sum of Infinite Series
- YouTube: Intro to Data Science: Historical Context
- Staples, Fermat’s technique of finding areas under curves
- O’Connor and Robertson, A history of the calculus
- Raper, The shock of the mean

Optional:

- Monks, Fermat’s Method for Finding Maxima and Minima: recommended supplement to our treatment of Fermat’s adequality
- Williams, Beginnings of the Calculus: highly recommended lecture slides if you’re interested in learning more about the development of calculus during the Scientific Revolution
- Allain, Planetary Motion Smackdown: shows how Kepler’s laws and Newton’s laws are related
- Levenson, The Truth About Isaac Newton’s Productive Plague: interesting perspective, but not all that related to course material
- Keats, Radical insights from The Seven Pillars of Statistical Wisdom: similar to “The shock of the mean”, but more brief

## Homework 2 (due Sunday, April 10th at 11:59PM) 📝

Click here to access the homework on DataHub.

Click here to access the solutions.