Book of the week

Maths is everywhere, often where we don’t even realise. In The joy of X : a guided tour of mathematics, from one to infinity 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.

indexWhether you’re smart and curious, the expert or the beginner this book is a fun look at how Maths occurs in your everyday life. It’s Maths and it’s clear why it won MIT’s E.M.Baker Award, which is an institute-wide teaching prize selected solely by students.

This book can be found at 510 STR on Level 4.

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About Emma

Faculty Librarian for Humanities & Social Sciences. Subject Librarian for Economics and Politics, Languages and International Studies.
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