Steven Strogatz

Higher mathematics is always perceived as hieroglyphics by many — a language that can only be understood by experts.  There are many gifted mathematicians, who can solve extremely difficult mathematical problems, but there are only a few who have the gift to communicate mathematics to the masses.
One of the few mathematicians who has made excellent explanations about technical concepts is Steven Strogatz.   In New York Times’ Opinionator, he  wrote 15 articles about different topics in  mathematics, and his explanations were simply grand. Here isthe list of his articles:
  1. From Fish to Infinity
  2. Rock Groups
  3. The Enemy of My Enemy
  4. Division and Its Discontent
  5. The Joy of X
  6. Finding your Roots
  7. Square Dancing
  8. Think Globally
  9. Power Tools
  10. Take it to the Limit
  11. Change we can Believe
  12. It Slices, it Dices
  13. Chances Are
  14. Group Think
  15. The Hilbert Hotel
Steven Henry Strogatz (born August 13, 1959) is an Americanmathematician and the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. He is known for his contributions to the study of synchronization in dynamical systems, and for his work in a variety of areas of applied mathematics, including mathematical biologyand complex network theory (Wikipedia).
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  1. I had my algebra class read “the Joy of X.” They did not catch the allusion, but many found it interesting to say the least. Some liked how he explained solving equations. Some were unmoved. At least they were given the opportunity to read about math published in “foreign” setting — the newspaper.

    I enjoyed a number of the articles. I was not able to read them all but have them bookmarked.

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