Hiroyuki Kojima received his PhD in Economics from the Graduate School of Economics, Faculty of Economics, at the University of Tokyo. He has worked as a lecturer and is now an associate professor in the Faculty of Economics at Teikyo University in Tokyo, Japan. While well-regarded as an economist, he is also active as an essayist and has published a wide range of books on mathematics and economics at the fundamental, practical, and academic levels.
"I have got to say, I am quite impressed with The Manga Guide to Calculus. As the title suggests, it is an introduction into the ideas of differential and integral calculus through the use of manga and a story line. The book fulfills on this goal and then some."
--Geoff Hotchkiss, Math + CS = 11
"This book is designed to be a text book meaning it gives examples, theory and exercises yet it surprised me to also be a bit of a page turner."
--Amber, Davenport Public Library
"To be honest I actually loved this book; I think the concept of the Manga Guides series is a fantastic way of breaking down some of the barriers to learning and making the content accessible to all!"
--Sarah Blow, GirlyGeekdom
"I never took calculus in high school or college, yet I was able to get through the Guide and come out at the end with a pretty fair understanding of it. Moreover, I actually enjoyed the learning journey!"
--Jim Holmes, FrazzledDad
"The book is primarily for those who want to understand calculus, especially where some prior exposure has been a bad experience. However, anyone interested in technical communicationregardless of the subjectshould find this guide a great source of ideas. "
--Major Keary, Linux Users of Victoria Inc.
"An excellent, calculus-savvy and user-friendly guide for any student needing to brush up on their calculus, whether tackling a course for the first time or seeking a refresher. "
--Diane Donovan, Wisconsin Bookwatch: Midwest Book Review
"Overall, this book is a good choice for someone who is looking to get an idea for the basics and get a few laughs along the way."
--Brian Tate, Amazon.com
"...both writer and artist do a decent job of keeping readers entertained with a tale which should keep them interested from beginning to end."
--Nancy Gail, Blogcritics
"What this book does better than any calculus book I have seen is give a context to the processes and concepts."
--Matthew Helmke, MatthewHelmke.net
"This book does exactly what it is supposed to off: offer a fun, interesting to learn calculus concepts that would otherwise be extremely bland to memorize. "
--Michael Barkoviak, DailyTech
"It didnt take long for me to realise that this book is pretty revolutionary in its style and approach to making physics accessible to all. "
--Sarah Blow, GirlyGeekdom
"...when a paperback book titled The Manga Guide to Physics came across the desk - and contained a notation in the top righthand corner of the book saying "Comics Inside!" - it got a second glace."
--Lonnie Brown, The Lakeland Ledger
"Takatsu's art is well-suited to the story segments. Solidly cartoonish, with plenty of broadly and physically expressed emotions, it comically fits the book's considerations of energy, momentum and impact. "
--Bill Sherman, Blogcritics.org
"The book purposefully departs from a traditional physics textbook format and it does it very well."
--Dr. Marina Milner-Bolotin, Ryerson University
"...its perfect and I wish Id had it while I was in school! "
--Naomi H., Gaming Angels
"Overall, though, both writer and artist do a decent job of keeping readers entertained with a tale which should keep them interested from beginning to end."
--Nancy Hecko, Blogcritic.org
"In summary, The Manga Guide to Calculus is an entertaining comic with colorful characters and a fun strategy to teach its readers calculus. It could also provide a quick refresher for those who took calculus before but need a light reminder of calculus main principles. I would highly recommend the book to a student who needs to review calculus or have a quick preview before taking a formal class in the subject (readers should have at least finished geometry first)."
--Marielle Riley, Dr. Dobb's CodeTalk