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 item The joy of X : a guided tour of math, from one to infinity, Steven Strogatz represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Grosse Pointe Public Library.
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 "In 2010, awardwinning 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, fastpaced 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, fattails, 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. "
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 eng
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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
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 Steven Strogatz
 Language
 eng
 Summary
 "In 2010, awardwinning 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, fastpaced 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, fattails, 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. "
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 Strogatz, Steven H.
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 510
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 Mathematics
 MATHEMATICS / General
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 The joy of X : a guided tour of math, from one to infinity, Steven Strogatz
 Control code
 BK0010659065
 Dimensions
 24 cm.
 Extent
 xii, 316 p.
 Isbn
 9780547517650
 Lccn
 2012017320
 Other physical details
 ill.
 Label
 The joy of X : a guided tour of math, from one to infinity, Steven Strogatz
 Control code
 BK0010659065
 Dimensions
 24 cm.
 Extent
 xii, 316 p.
 Isbn
 9780547517650
 Lccn
 2012017320
 Other physical details
 ill.
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