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Steven Henry Strogatz is a mathematician and the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University.
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Calculus Gems
Brief Lives and Memorable Mathematics
George F. Simmons - Dec 31, 1991
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Calculus Gems, a collection of essays written about mathematicians and mathematics, is a spin-off of two appendices (Biographical Notes and Variety of Additional Topics) found in Simmons' 1985 calculus book. With many additions and some minor adjustments, the material will now be available in a separate softcover volume. The text is suitable as a s...
Steven Strogatz
Mar 15, 2020
@MathPrinceps @mikeandallie Another fun book is “calculus gems” by George Simmons. He’s a great teacher, an amusing writer, very clear and opinionated but not as reliable historically as Dunham or Edwards.     source
Until the End of Time
Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe
Brian Greene - Feb 18, 2020
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From the world-renowned physicist, co-founder of the World Science Festival, and best-selling author of The Elegant Universe comes this utterly captivating exploration of deep time and humanity's search for purpose.Brian Greene takes readers on a breathtaking journey from the big bang to the end of time and invites us to ponder meaning in the face ...
Steven Strogatz
Feb 17, 2020
Brian Greene's new book "Until the End of Time" will be released in just two days. Can't wait! Best of luck with the launch, @bgreene, and thanks for all you do to communicate the wonders of modern physics.     source
Building a Better Teacher
How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone)
Elizabeth Green - Jul 13, 2015 (first published in 2014)
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Everyone agrees that a great teacher can have an enormous impact. Yet we still don't know what, precisely, makes a teacher great. Is it a matter of natural-born charisma? Or does exceptional teaching require something more? Building a Better Teacher introduces a new generation of educators exploring the intricate science underlying their art. A for...
Steven Strogatz
Feb 04, 2020
One place to read more about the Japanese approach as compared to the American approach is in the book “Building a Better Teacher” by Elizabeth Green, @elizwgreen:     source
How the Universe Got Its Spots
Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space
Janna Levin - Aug 11, 2003 (first published in 2002)
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Is the universe infinite or just really big? With this question, the gifted young cosmologist Janna Levin not only announces the central theme of her intriguing and controversial new book but establishes herself as one of the most direct and unorthodox voices in contemporary science. For even as she sets out to determine how big really big may be, ...
Steven Strogatz
May 08, 2019
Rereading one of my favorite books, How the Universe Got Its Spots, by @JannaLevin. It’s as wonderful as I remembered     source
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Geometry for Enjoyment and Challenge
Richard Rhoad - Dec 31, 1990 (first published in 1900)
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1991 McDougal Littell Geometry for Enjoyment and Challenge New Edition (H) by Richard Rhoad, George Milauskas, & Robert Whipple ***2004 Impressions, 2000 Impressions ***ISBN-13: 9780866099653 ***Pages: 770...
Steven Strogatz
Apr 29, 2015
This is a good HS geometry book. Challenging, thought-provoking, and my 14-year-old likes it. I approve.     source
Differential Equations with Applications and Historical Notes
George F. Simmons - Dec 31, 1990 (first published in 1972)
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Simmons advocates a careful approach to the subject, covering such topics as the wave equation, Gauss's hypergeometric function, the gamma function and the basic problems of the calculus of variations in an explanatory fashions - ensuring that students fully understand and appreciate the topics....
Steven Strogatz
Dec 17, 2014
[email protected]_manganello @jamestanton @samjshah My favorite book on differential equations is this text by Simmons:     source