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Volumes, the MoMath book club

infinite powers book cover

 

Infinite Powers

A special discussion with mathematician and author Steven Strogatz

MoMath is pleased to announce a special edition of Volumes this month where we will be joined by preeminent math personality and Cornell University math professor Steven Strogatz!  In lieu of the usual book discussion, the Museum is delighted to welcome Strogatz for a conversation with Rutgers mathematician Alex Kontorovich to discuss his new book.  Infinite Powers is an appealing explanation of calculus — how it works and why it makes our lives immeasurably better.  Without calculus, we wouldn’t have cell phones, TV, GPS, or ultrasound.  We wouldn’t have unraveled DNA, or discovered Neptune, or figured out how to put 5,000 songs in our pockets.  Steve’s newest book demonstrates that calculus is not about complexity; it’s about simplicity, and about how an unreal number — infinity — can be used to tackle real‑world problems, breaking them down into easier ones and then reassembling the answers into solutions that feel miraculous.

Copies of Infinite Powers will be available for sale in Additions, the shop at MoMath, while supplies last.

Tickets are available online via the registration link below.  If available, tickets at the door will incur an additional charge.

Saturday, April 27, 2019 1:00 pm   through   3:00 pm
National Museum of Mathematics
11 East 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
United States
Phone: 212-542-0566
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Event Fee $ 30.00

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