## Archive for February 1st, 2010

### Steven Strogatz writes about the elements of mathematics in the NY Times

Posted by: **Dave Richeson** on February 1, 2010

A blog about math, puzzles, teaching, and academic technology

Posted by: **Dave Richeson** on February 1, 2010

Euler's Gem: The polyhedron formula and the birth of topology

Princeton University Press

2008

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Princeton University Press

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Princeton University Press

2008

Euler's Gem Facebook page

Buy it:

Princeton University Press

Amazon

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- The first use of the word "crank" (as in mathematical/scientific crank) may have been in a 1906 book review in _Nat… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 18 hours ago
- "Meet the Math Professor [Moon Duchin] Who’s Fighting Gerrymandering With Geometry" | Chronicle of Higher Ed bit.ly/2m7z6tt 18 hours ago
- RT @evelynjlamb: Fat Tuesday=Fatou's Day. This is not a drill. bit.ly/2lJuAB4 20 hours ago
- RT @JustinWolfers: Kenneth Arrow has died. He was one of the greatest social scientists of the last century. Incisive, brilliant, charming… 1 day ago

- How to curve an exam and assign grades
- What is the difference between a theorem, a lemma, and a corollary?
- Music is math: ten songs about mathematics
- Is or an inclusive or or an exclusive or?
- Playing the probabilities in Settlers of Catan
- LaTeX now available in Google Docs
- Trigonometric functions and rational multiples of pi
- Everyday geometry: hat size
- Tricks for easily creating BibTeX files
- E-Z Pass, speeding tickets, and the mean value theorem