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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
by 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...
Until the End of Time
Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe
by Brian Greene (Feb 17, 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 ...
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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....
How the Universe Got Its Spots
Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space
by Janna Levin (Aug 11, 2003)
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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, ...
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Building a Better Teacher
How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone)
by Elizabeth Green (Jul 12, 2015)
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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...