It’s hard to say why this interview with Strogatz is so good, other than to say he covers much ground on a variety of interesting topics and speaks lively on them. (Ok, I find game theory, “elegant” math, math education, etc, interesting, but you likely will too).
If you enjoyed this interview, he has a recent book out, “Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity.” Worth a look.
Interview is here: Steven Strogatz interview on math education and other related topics
I knew that Paris had streets named after politicians and historical figures, but I didn’t know how many Paris streets are named after mathmaticians. Apparently quite a few! Amazing. One more reason to love Paris.
Dover publishers have the best books when it comes to math. If you want to see some of their better ones, see this list.
Published on 9/29 at 9:29 🙂
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A nice use of computing to refute an old conjecture from no less than Euler.
Found thanks to a tweet from
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This is a great introduction to the topic of Infinity. I think even people who struggle with math will get this and enjoy it.
Unless you studied mathematics, you likely didn’t know that about infinity. It is fascinating stuff, I find.
Found here: Infinity is bigger than you think – Numberphile – YouTube via @anitaleirfall on twitter.