Cornell University applied mathematics professor Steven Strogatz talks about his new book Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe.
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That’s Steven Strogatz. He’s a professor of applied mathematics at Cornell University. His last book, in 2012, was The Joy of X, and his new book is Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe.
If the mention of the word calculus send chills of horror up your spine, don’t leave, please! This discussion is really for you as much as for anyone who loved taking their calculus course.
I spoke to Strogatz in a Manhattan apartment when he visited from upstate a few weeks ago. So please, as always, also enjoy the occasional sound of first responders’ vehicles going about their business in our ultra-exciting metropolis.
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