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Joy of X : A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity
 

Joy of X : A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Strogatz, Steven

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A delightful tour of the greatest ideas of math, showing how math intersects with philosophy, science, art, business, current events, and everyday life, by an acclaimed science communicator and regular contributor to the New York Times.

ISBN 9780544105850
Published 1 October 2014 by Houghton Mifflin
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780544105850
ISBN-10 0544105850
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Imprint Mariner Books,US
Publication Date 1 October 2014
International Publication Date 1 October 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Strogatz, Steven
Category Mathematics
Number of Pages 316
Dimensions Width: 136mm
Height: 204mm
Weight 272g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Mathematics
NBS Text Science & Mathematics: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 510
Catalogue Code 442947

Description of this Book

A delightful tour of the greatest ideas of math, showing how math intersects with philosophy, science, art, business, current events, and everyday life, by an acclaimed science communicator and regular contributor to the New York Times.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Amazon Best Books of 2012: Science and Math A delightful exploration of the beauty and fun of mathematics, in the best tradition of Lewis Carroll, George Gamow, and Martin Gardner. The Joy of x will entertain you, amaze you, and make you smarter. -- Steven Pinker, Harvard College Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of How the Mind Works and The Language Instinct Steven Strogatz should do for math what Julia Child did for cookery. He shows that this stuff really matters, and he shows that it can nourish us. -- James Gleick, author of The Information and Chaos Steve Strogatz may be the only person alive with the skill to pied piper me into the murky abyss of set theory. I literally learned something on every page, despite my innumerate brain. This is a fantastic book, conveyed with clarity, technical mastery and infectious joy. -- Jad Abumrad, host of Radiolab This joyous book will remind you just how beautiful and mesmerizing math can be. Steve Strogatz is the teacher we all wish we had. -- Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein I loved this beautiful book from the first page. With his unique ingenuity and affable charm, Strogatz disassembles mathematics as a subject, both feared and revered, and reassembles it as a world, both accessible and magical. The Joy of x is, well, a joy. -- Janna Levin, Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Barnard College, Columbia University, and author of How the Universe Got Its Spots and A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines Amazingly, mathematicians can see patterns in the universe that the rest of us are usually blind to. With clarity and dry wit, The Joy of x opens a window onto this hidden world with its landscapes of beauty and wonder. -- Alan Alda This book is, simply put, fantastic. It introduces the reader to the underlying concepts of mathematics -- presenting reasons for its unfamiliar language and explaining conceptual fr

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Author's Bio

STEVEN STROGATZ is a 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. He is the author of Sync and The Calculus of Friendship, the story of his thirty-year correspondence with his high school math teacher.

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