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The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Mathematics, from One to Infinity

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Maths is everywhere, often where we don’t even realise. Award-winning professor Steven Strogatz acts as our guide as he takes us on a tour of numbers that – unbeknownst to the unitiated – connect pop culture, literature, art, philosophy, current affairs, business and even every day life. In The Joy of X, Strogatz explains the great ideas of maths – from negative numbers to calculus, fat tails to infinity – with clarity, wit and insight. He is the maths teacher you never had and this book is perfect for the smart and curious, the expert and the beginner.

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Award-winning Steven Strogatz, one of the foremost popularisers of maths, has written a witty and fascinating account of maths’ most compelling ideas and how, so often, they are an integral part of everyday life.

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