5 books on the list
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A Most Elegant Equation
Euler's Formula and the Beauty of Mathematics
Discover the magic of mathematics in this contemplative stroll through the glories of Euler's identity formula. A single equation unites basic arithmetic, compound interest, trigonometry, calculus, and even infinity. Written by an award-winning science writer, this book reveals the extraordinary revelation of hidden connections within just five numbers. Experience the exaltation of mathematics that Bertrand Russell likened to poetry.
Finally if you're looking for something to read/listen about pi that is really awesome and accessible, check out A Most Elegant Equation by @DavidStipp. The audio book narrated by @SPPresents is excellent. – source
Living in Data
A Citizen's Guide to a Better Information Future
Explore the world of data and its impact on our lives in Living in Data. Jer Thorp analyzes the evolution of the word "data" through 10,325 New York Times stories, revealing its association with new words like "ethics," "friends," and "play." Thorp raises a critical question: how do we become active citizens of data instead of passive inhabitants being extracted, classified, and surveilled? Living in Data takes readers on a journey through hippo attacks, glaciers, school gymnasiums, and minefields, offering new ways to engage with data and create a more just and democratic future. With original illustrations, Living in Data redefines what data is and who gets to speak its language.
This was my favorite data book last year. You should read it. – source
Discover the secret to success in business with this groundbreaking book that challenges traditional notions of talent and connections. According to the author, the ability to persuade people to take a chance on potential is the real key to making it in business. Drawing on insights from successful thinkers and leaders, the book offers practical advice for pitching new ideas and getting investors to believe in you. It's not about charisma, connections or experience - it's about being "backable."
🚨 I get to interview @suneel about his awesome book Backable on April 6 at noon! Thx @cwclub @INFORUMsf for supporting! It's awesome & and a must read for anyone that is trying to get their ideas across (including founders, corporate, academia, and gov) – source
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Fourier Series and Boundary Value Problems
Provides an introduction to Fourier series and their applications to boundary value problems in partial differential equations of engineering and physics. This work also introduces the concept of orthogonal sets of functions and representations of arbitrary functions in series of functions from such sets....
I still love his book on Fourier series. Changed my view of the world – source
Here We Are
American Dreams, American Nightmares (A Memoir)
An emotional memoir that tells the story of an immigrant family's American Dream, the harsh justice system that took it away, and the daughter who fought to get it back. This book follows the lives of a scholarship kid at one of Manhattan's most elite prep schools and her shopkeeper father who unwittingly sells watches and calculators to a drug cartel. Here We Are sheds light on the complexities of immigrants in America and the extremes that coexist in our country, even within a single family.
Fantastic conversation on immigration & how what it means to be an immigrant @INFORUMsf. Not just the tech immigration story. If you haven’t read @aarti411’s book, you need to – source