Math and the city

Matematikern Steven Strogatz från Cornell university, som inom kort kommer ut med boken The calculus of friendship: what a teacher and a student learned about life while corresponding about math, har skrivit en gästkrönika i The New York Times om Math and the city.

One of the pleasures of looking at the world through mathematical eyes is that you can see certain patterns that would otherwise be hidden. This week's column is about one such pattern. It's a beautiful law of collective organization that links urban studies to zoology.

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