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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

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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
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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. "--
Summary
A comprehensive tour of leading mathematical ideas by an award-winning professor and columnist for the New York Times Opinionator series demonstrates how math intersects with philosophy, science and other aspects of everyday life
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10146736
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DLC
Citation source
  • Bklst 09/15/2012
  • LJ 10/15/2012
  • PW 07/09/2012
  • Kirkus 08/15/2012
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Strogatz, Steven H.
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA93
LC item number
.S77 2012
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • MATHEMATICS / General
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a guided tour of math, from one to infinity
Label
The joy of X : a guided tour of math, from one to infinity, Steven Strogatz
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20604302
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 316 pages
Isbn
9780547517650
Lccn
2012017320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(DLC) 2012017320
Label
The joy of X : a guided tour of math, from one to infinity, Steven Strogatz
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20604302
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 316 pages
Isbn
9780547517650
Lccn
2012017320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(DLC) 2012017320

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