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The calculus of friendship : what a teacher and a student learned about life while corresponding about math

Author: Steven H Strogatz; Don Joffray
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Calculus of Friendship is the story of an extraordinary connection between a teacher and a student, as chronicled through more than thirty years of letters between them. What makes their relationship unique is that it is based almost entirely on a shared love of calculus. For them, calculus is more than a branch of mathematics; it is a game they love playing together, a constant when all else is in flux. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Records and correspondence
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Strogatz, Steven H. (Steven Henry).
Calculus of friendship.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008049339
(OCoLC)276274618
Named Person: Steven H Strogatz; Don Joffray; Steven H / (Steven Henry) / Correspondence Strogatz; Don / 1929- / Correspondence Joffray; Don Joffray; Steven H Strogatz
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven H Strogatz; Don Joffray
ISBN: 9781400830886 1400830885
OCLC Number: 440772526
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 166 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Continuity (1974-75) --
Pursuit (1976) --
Relativity (1977) --
Irrationality (1978-79) --
Shifts (1980-89) --
Proof on a place mat (March 1989) --
The monk and the mountain (1989-90) --
Randomness (1990-91) --
Infinity and limits (1991) --
Chaos (1992-95) --
Celebration (1996-99) --
The path of quickest descent (2000-2003) --
Bifurcation (2004) --
Hero's formula (2005-present).
Responsibility: Steven Strogatz.

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