Oct. 05, 2012

Math Is Everywhere

by Steven Strogatz

We’ll spot sine waves in zebra stripes, hear echoes of Euclid in the Declaration of Independence, and recognize signs of negative numbers in the run-up to World War I. And we’ll see how our lives today are being touched by new kinds of math, as we search for restaurants online and try to understand — not to mention survive — the frightening swings in the stock market.

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