05 April 2010

Math column by Steven Strogatz

Author and Cornell professor Steven Strogatz has a new weekly column in the New York Times, in which he tries to illuminate various concepts in mathematics and explain their significance and applications.

My favorites so far include the columns on complex numbers and limits.

I think most people (whether or not they are afraid of math) will find at least a few interesting tidbits. It's good to see this kind of mathematical exposition in a popular venue.


  1. At the moment, his limit one is #1 on the viewed list!

  2. Indeed, I saw some of his previous columns were quite popular too. That's pretty cool.