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24%OFFSteven Strogatz - The Calculus of Friendship: What a Teacher and a Student Learned about Life while Corresponding about Math - 9780691150383 - V9780691150383
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The Calculus of Friendship: What a Teacher and a Student Learned about Life while Corresponding about Math

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Description for The Calculus of Friendship: What a Teacher and a Student Learned about Life while Corresponding about Math Paperback. Tells the story of an extraordinary connection between a teacher and a student. This title describes the transformation that takes place in a student's heart, as he and his teacher reverse roles, as they age, as they are buffeted by life itself. Num Pages: 184 pages, 9 halftones. 46 line illus. BIC Classification: BM; PB. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 214 x 138 x 15. Weight in Grams: 244.
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 teacher goes from the prime of his career to retirement, competes in whitewater kayaking at the international level, and loses a son. The student matures from high ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2011
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Number of pages
184
Condition
New
Number of Pages
184
Place of Publication
New Jersey, United States
ISBN
9780691150383
SKU
V9780691150383
Shipping Time
Usually ships in 7 to 11 working days
Ref
99-1

About Steven Strogatz
Steven Strogatz is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University. His books include the best-selling "Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order" (Hyperion). He has written for the "New York Times"'s Opinionator blog.

Reviews for The Calculus of Friendship: What a Teacher and a Student Learned about Life while Corresponding about Math
"An intimate view of mentorship is revealed by US mathematician Steven Strogatz in The Calculus of Friendship, a compilation of letters exchanged with his high-school math teacher over 30 years. Through their correspondence they share problems in calculus, chaos theory and major life events, from professional and sporting successes to family bereavements and divorce. The book touchingly charts their changing ... Read more

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