The Joy of x

A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity
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Author(s): Steven Strogatz
Genre: Science, History
Original Publish Date: Oct 02, 2012
Product Number: EB00032047
Released: Oct 02, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780547517667
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Description

"Delightful . . . easily digestible chapters include plenty of helpful examples and illustrations. You'll never forget the Pythagorean theorem again!"—Scientific American Many people take math in high school and promptly forget much of it. But math plays a part in all of our lives all of the time, whether we know it or not. In The Joy of x, Steven Strogatz expands on his hit New York Times series to explain the big ideas of math gently and clearly, with wit, insight, and brilliant illustrations. Whether he is illuminating how often you should flip your mattress to get the maximum lifespan from it, explaining just how Google searches the internet, or determining how many people you should date before settling down, Strogatz shows how math connects to every aspect of life. Discussing pop culture, medicine, law, philosophy, art, and business, Strogatz is the math teacher you wish you'd had. 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.

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Author(s): Steven Strogatz
Narrator(s): Jonathan Yen
Genre: Science
Product Number Z100151537
Released: Jul 30, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515936473

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