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ERIC Number: EJ930458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8475
The Calculus of Friendship
Strogatz, Steven
Thought & Action, p39-50 Fall 2009
Many academics like to isolate a piece of the world to study: an important social issue, a central philosophical problem, a key moment in history. They know they're oversimplifying but they do it anyway--it's the only way to make progress, and what's more, their little worlds are often more beautiful than the real one. This paper shares a story of a teacher and a student at the beginning of what turns into a 30-year correspondence and friendship based on a mutual love of calculus.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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