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The joy of X : a guided tour of math, from one to infinity / Steven Strogatz.

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  • 11 of 11 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Bloomfield Eastern Greene County Public Library - Bloomfield 510 STR (Text) 36803000850771 NONFICTION Available -
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 510 STROGATZ (Text) 33946002742042 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -
Jefferson County Public Library - Hanover 510 STR (Text) 39391100167921 Nonfiction Available -
LaGrange County Public Library - LaGrange 510 STR (Text) 30477100568629 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Lincoln Heritage Public Library - Dale 510 STR (Text) 70743000130340 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Rochester Library 510 STR (Text) 33187003383334 Nonfiction - R Available -
Schricker Main Library 510 STR (Text) 30032010599030 ADULT NON-FICTION Available -
Seymour Main Library 510 STR (Text) 37500003711419 Nonfiction Available -
West Lafayette Public Library - West Lafayette 510 STR (Text) 31951003767396 2nd Floor - Non-Fiction Available -
Westfield Washington Public Library - Westfield 510 Strogatz (Text) 78292000324842 Adult Non-Fiction Book Collection Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780547517650 :
  • ISBN: 0547517653 :
  • Physical Description: xii, 316 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2012.

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Citation/References Note: Bklst 09/15/2012
LJ 10/15/2012
PW 07/09/2012
Kirkus 08/15/2012
Summary, etc.: "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.
Subject: Mathematics > Popular works.
MATHEMATICS / General.

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