Seventeen Equations that Changed the World

De (autor) Editat de John Davey
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en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – 13 Jun 2013

This is a unique history of humanity told through its seventeen defining equations; from Pythagoras to Calculus. From Newton's Law of Gravity to the Black-Scholes model used by bankers to predict the markets, equations, are everywhere - and they are fundamental to everyday life. "Seventeen Equations that Changed the World" examines seventeen groundbreaking equations that have altered the course of human history.

He explores how Pythagoras' Theorem led to GPS and SatNav; how logarithms are applied in architecture; why imaginary numbers were important in the development of the digital camera, and what is really going on with Schrodinger's cat. Entertaining, surprising and vastly informative, "Seventeen Equations that Changed the World" is a highly original exploration - and explanation - of life on earth.

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ISBN-13: 9781846685323
ISBN-10: 184668532X
Pagini: 352
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 21 mm
Greutate: 0.29 kg
Ediția: Main
Editura: Profile
Colecția Profile Books
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Ian Stewart is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Warwick University. He has published more than eighty books including Mathematics of Life , Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities , Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures and The Science of Discworld trilogy with Terry Pratchett. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, appears frequently on radio and television, and does research on pattern formation and network dynamics.


His wondrous world of worked-out maths and joined-up thinking is radical and even romantic
Interesting and authoritative