Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals The Secrets Of The Universe
Autor : Steven Strogatz
Geschlecht : Bücher, Fachbücher, Naturwissenschaft & Mathematik,
lesen : 5070
Herunterladen : 4225
Dateigröße : 28.08 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Pressestimmen “Readers who pay close attention to Strogatz’s analogies, generously supplied with graphs and illustrations…will enjoy the long final section, which eschews education in favor of a history of modern science, which turns out to be a direct consequence of this mathematics…an energetic effort that successfully communicates the author’s love of mathematics.”—Kirkus Praise for THE JOY OF X 'Delightful . . . easily digestible chapters include plenty of helpful examples and illustrations. You'll never forget the Pythagorean theorem again!'—Scientific American “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 and author of How the Mind Works “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 “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 Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende STEVEN STROGATZ is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. A renowned teacher and one of the world’s most highly cited mathematicians, he has blogged about math for the New York Times and The New Yorker and has been a frequent guest on Radiolab and Science Friday. He is the author of Sync and The Joy of x. He lives in Ithaca, New York.