The joy of X : a guided tour of math, from one to infinity
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Published
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2012.
ISBN
9780547517650 (hardback), 0547517653 (hardback)
Physical Desc
xii, 316 pages : ill. ; 24 cm.
Status
Arlington - Adult
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Published
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2012.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9780547517650 (hardback), 0547517653 (hardback)

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Strogatz, S. (2012). The joy of X: a guided tour of math, from one to infinity . Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Strogatz, Steven. 2012. The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Math, From One to Infinity. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Strogatz, Steven. The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Math, From One to Infinity Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Strogatz, Steven. The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Math, From One to Infinity Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.

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