n 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 Steven has now delivered. In this fun, fast-paced book, he offers us all a second chance at math.Read More
The Calculus of Friendship is the story of an extraordinary connection between a teacher and a student, as chronicled through more than thirty years of letters between them. What makes their relationship unique is that it is based almost entirely on a shared love of calculus. For them, calculus is more than a branch of mathematics; it is a game they love playing together, a constant when all else is in flux.Read More
The tendency to synchronize may be the most mysterious and pervasive drive in all of nature. It has intrigued some of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century, including Albert Einstein, Richard Feynman, Norbert Wiener, Brian Josephson, and Arthur Winfree.
At once elegant and riveting, Sync tells the story of the dawn of a new science. Steven Strogatz, a leading mathematician in the fields of chaos and complexity theory, explains how enormous systems can synchronize themselves, from the electrons in a superconductor to the pacemaker cells in our hearts. He shows that although these phenomena might seem unrelated on the surface, at a deeper level there is a connection, forged by the unifying power of mathematics.
* Translated into German, Italian, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese
* Featured on Amazon's list of Customers' Favorites in science for 2003
* Selected as a Best Book of the Year by Discover magazine in 2003
* Won the Anomalist Award for the best science book of 2003
* The Korean edition was named “Best Science Book of 2005” by the Ministry of Science & Technology Korea, and received the “Best Science Book Award” given by the Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics.
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An introductory text in nonlinear dynamics and chaos, emphasizing applications in several areas of science, which include vibrations, biological rhythms, insect outbreaks, and genetic control systems. This bestselling textbook on chaos contains a rich selection of illustrations, with many exercises and examples.Read More