Curiosity Daily Podcast: How Calculus Is Different (w/ Steven Strogatz), Distraction Can Alter Your Memory, and Why the Hindenburg Used Hydrogen
Popular mathematics writer and Cornell University Professor Steven Strogatz discusses the difference between calculus and algebra, and what calculus can do that other math can’t. Plus: learn about how distraction can alter your memory, and the science behind the Hindenburg disaster of 1937.
November 11, 2019
Episode Show Notes:
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In this podcast, Cody Gough and Ashley Hamer discuss the following stories from Curiosity.com to help you get smarter and learn something new in just a few minutes:
- A New Study Shows How Distraction Can Alter Your Memory — https://curiosity.im/34pOUtH
- What If The Hindenburg Had Used Helium Instead of Hydrogen? — https://curiosity.im/36ucJCp
Additional resources from Steven Strogatz:
- “Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe” on Amazon — https://amazon.com
- Additional publications — https://amazon.com
- Steven Strogatz official website — http://www.stevenstrogatz.com/
- Cornell University profile — https://math.cornell.edu/steven-strogatz
- Google Scholar profile — https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=FxyRWlcAAAAJ
- Follow @stevenstrogatz on Twitter — https://twitter.com/stevenstrogatz
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