“Step-by-step, year-by-year, the world is improving. Not on every single measure every single year, but as a rule. Though the world faces huge challenges, we have made tremendous progress. This is the fact-based worldview.”
The Joy of X – A Guided Tour of Math, from One To Infinity
FOR MORE THAN 2,500 years, mathematicians have been obsessed with solving for x. The story of their struggle to find the roots —the solutions—of
increasingly complicated equations is one of the great epics in the history of human thought.