Students often question why they need to understand various mathematical concepts, but Steven Strogatz, Cornell University applied mathematics professor, says such understanding provides a valuable perspective on how the world works. Strogatz has a unique way of illustrating the beauty of math in grand terms and everyday examples. "I like to make references to pop culture, TV shows or songs," he said. "I do try to make the case that math is everywhere -- certainly I see it everywhere when I'm walking around just living my life."
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