The Joy of x A Guided Tour of Math from One to Infinity A world class mathematician and regular contributor to the New York Times hosts a delightful tour of the greatest ideas of math revealing how it connects to literature philosophy law medicine art
A world class mathematician and regular contributor to the New York Times hosts a delightful tour of the greatest ideas of math, revealing how it connects to literature, philosophy, law, medicine, art, business, even pop culture in ways we never imaginedDid O.J do it How should you flip your mattress to get the maximum wear out of it How does Google search the Internet A world class mathematician and regular contributor to the New York Times hosts a delightful tour of the greatest ideas of math, revealing how it connects to literature, philosophy, law, medicine, art, business, even pop culture in ways we never imaginedDid O.J do it How should you flip your mattress to get the maximum wear out of it How does Google search the Internet How many people should you date before settling down Believe it or not, math plays a crucial role in answering all of these questions and .Math underpins everything in the cosmos, including us, yet too few of us understand this universal language well enough to revel in its wisdom, its beauty and its joy This deeply enlightening, vastly entertaining volume translates math in a way that is at once intelligible and thrilling Each trenchant chapter of The Joy of x offers an aha moment, starting with why numbers are so helpful, and progressing through the wondrous truths implicit in , the Pythagorean theorem, irrational numbers, fat tails, even the rigors and surprising charms of calculus Showing why he has won awards as a professor at Cornell and garnered extensive praise for his articles about math for the New York Times, Strogatz presumes of his readers only curiosity and common sense And he rewards them with clear, ingenious, and often funny explanations of the most vital and exciting principles of his discipline.Whether you aced integral calculus or aren t sure what an integer is, you ll find profound wisdom and persistent delight in The Joy of x.

The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity ¦ Steven H. Strogatz 388 Steven H. Strogatz

Title: The Joy of x: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity ¦ Steven H. Strogatz
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Steven Strogatz is the Schurman Professor of applied mathematics at Cornell University A renowned teacher and one of the world s most highly cited mathematicians, he has been a frequent guest on National Public Radio s Radiolab Among his honors are MIT s highest teaching prize, membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a lifetime achievement award for communication of math to the general public, awarded by the four major American mathematical societies He also wrote a popular New York Times online column, The Elements of Math, which formed the basis for his new book, The Joy of x He lives in Ithaca, New York with his wife and two daughters.