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The Resource The joy of X : a guided tour of math, from one to infinity, Steven Strogatz

The joy of X : a guided tour of math, from one to infinity, Steven Strogatz

Label
The joy of X : a guided tour of math, from one to infinity
Title
The joy of X
Title remainder
a guided tour of math, from one to infinity
Statement of responsibility
Steven Strogatz
Title variation
Guided tour of math, from one to infinity
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 2010, award-winning professor Steven Strogatz wrote a series for the New York Times online called "The Elements of Math." It was hugely popular: Each piece climbed the most emailed list and elicited hundreds of comments. Readers begged for more, and Strogatz has now delivered. In this fun, fast-paced book, he offers us all a second chance at math. Each short chapter of The Joy of X provides an "Aha!" moment, starting with why numbers are helpful, and moving on to such topics as shapes, calculus, fat tails, and infinity. Strogatz explains the ideas of math gently and clearly, with wit, insight, and brilliant illustrations. Assuming no knowledge, only curiosity, he shows how math connects to literature, philosophy, law, medicine, art, business, even pop culture and current events. For example, did 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? Strogatz is the math teacher you wish you'd had, and The Joy of X is the book you'll want to give to all your smart and curious friends. "--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strogatz, Steven H.
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA93
LC item number
.S77 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Mathematics
Label
The joy of X : a guided tour of math, from one to infinity, Steven Strogatz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Numbers. From fish to infinity ; Rock groups ; The enemy of my enemy ; Commuting ; Division and its discontents ; Location, location, . location -- Relationships. The joy of X ; finding your roots ; My tub runneth over ; Working your quads ; Power tools -- Shapes. Square dancing ; Something from nothing ; The conic conspiracy l Sine qua non ; Take it to the limit -- Change. Change we can believe in ; It slices, it dices ; All about e ; Loves me, loves me not ; Step into the light -- Data. The new normal ; Chances are ; Untangling the Web -- Frontiers. The loneliest numbers; Group think ; Twist and shout ; Think globally ; Analyze this! ; The Hilbert Hotel
Control code
sky248792245
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 316 p.
Isbn
9780547517650
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012017320
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The joy of X : a guided tour of math, from one to infinity, Steven Strogatz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Numbers. From fish to infinity ; Rock groups ; The enemy of my enemy ; Commuting ; Division and its discontents ; Location, location, . location -- Relationships. The joy of X ; finding your roots ; My tub runneth over ; Working your quads ; Power tools -- Shapes. Square dancing ; Something from nothing ; The conic conspiracy l Sine qua non ; Take it to the limit -- Change. Change we can believe in ; It slices, it dices ; All about e ; Loves me, loves me not ; Step into the light -- Data. The new normal ; Chances are ; Untangling the Web -- Frontiers. The loneliest numbers; Group think ; Twist and shout ; Think globally ; Analyze this! ; The Hilbert Hotel
Control code
sky248792245
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 316 p.
Isbn
9780547517650
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012017320
Other physical details
ill.

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