Don’t be afraid that it’s all about math →1 min read Published by Lee Reamsnyder Permalink
Frank Chimero reminded me (now 404’d sadly) that the excellent “Elements of Math” blog series by Steven Strogatz was easily the most interesting bit of web content I’ve read all year. As Frank says,
It’s a fascinating look into the typically dark and mysterious corner of math that most adults shy away from. But Strogatz shines a light with enthusiasm and clarity that makes the writing and ideas sing. It’s one of the most approachable and fascinating things I’ve read all year, and I highly suggest you take a read, whether or not you’ve any competency for math.
(Aside: I strongly recommend reading Frank’s thoughts here on what he calls SurveyCasts, or high-quality, narrative introductions to broad topics. I would pay for these. For example, I’ve linked to them several times, but the Planet Money team at NPR produces what might be called a SurveyCast of economics or politics or both. Any other examples out there?)