If math went over your head in high school or college, here’s a great way to rediscover what you missed. In late January, Steven Strogatz, a professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University, began blogging mathematics for The New York Times. And his whole goal is to show you, the reader, the joy of math. Or, as he describes his mission:
I’ll be writing about the elements of mathematics, from pre-school to grad school, for anyone out there who’d like to have a second chance at the subject — but this time from an adult perspective. It’s not intended to be remedial. The goal is to give you a better feeling for what math is all about and why it’s so enthralling to those who get it.
Starting this week, this blog will be delving into the great ideas at the heart of calculus. You can jump on board right here. Thanks to Gregg for the heads up on this one.
You had me until you mentioned the word “calculus”. I enjoyed math until words like this came along.
Same here! The moment our “calculus” was over, I invited my friends at our house for “pool party!
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Surveys the field and introduces researchers with applications.