The Joy of X

The Joy of X

A Guided Tour of Math, From One to Infinity

Book - 2012
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Explains the ideas of math gently and clearly, starting with why numbers are helpful, and moving on to such topics as shapes, calculus, fat tails, and infinity.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012
ISBN: 9780547517650
0547517653
Branch Call Number: 510 STR 2012
Characteristics: xii, 316 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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samuelcameron
Aug 04, 2017

Wonderful read. Great insights and practical understanding. Great writer and definitely worth the read if you like math. It could even make you like math. I ended up buying it so I can re read it.

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writermala
Aug 14, 2016

'The Joy of X' delivers on its title's promise to show the readers the joy of Mathematics. However, I believe that a little knowledge of Mathematics including Algebra and Pre- calculus will help in understanding the concepts in the book.
Strogatz does a great job of giving true life examples to illustrate complicated concepts and his writing style is inimitable; for example when he says statistics helps to "find the needle of meaning in the haystack of data."

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kkitscool
Jul 29, 2015

Represented great ideas and concepts in mathematics. This book presented amazing examples and provided step by step solutions to follow along as well.

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jkrambeck
Feb 12, 2013

Great book about numbers. Not just one of those books that tells you what the number two is, but goes in to detail about mathematics.

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green_turtle_570 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Feb 12, 2013

jkrambeck thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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