I thank Stephen Isaacs, my original editor at Bloomberg Press, for getting me started on this project and the team at Wiley, Tiffany Charbonier, Bill Falloon, Meg Freeborn, and Chris Gage, for bringing it to fruition.
Many students, colleagues, and coauthors are responsible for all the math errors, typos, and misstatements that you don't see in this book. They are James Adams, Matt Cicero, Jon Katz, Nick Madrid, Gaurav Nagpaul, Brendon Reay, Mark Roberts, Andy Shapiro, Yu Wang, Kenneth Yow, Ethan Yu, and Lu Zhou. I accept responsibility for all that remain.
I thank my wife, Lori Waresmith, who is a talented botanical artist and master gardener, for her support and enduring marriage to a man who likes bond math.