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In pursuit of the unknown; 17 equations that changed the world.

9780465029730

In pursuit of the unknown; 17 equations that changed the world.

Stewart, Ian.

Basic Books

2012

342 pages

$26.99

Hardcover

QA141

For general readers of science and technology titles, this engaging work on the meaning and impact of mathematical equations examines seventeen of the most important equations in history and explores not only the science behind the specific formulas, but also the wide influence of these germinal ideas on modern technologies and scientific study. Covering popular equations such as the Pythagorean theorem and Relativity, as well as more obscure and advanced topics, the work provides an entertaining journey through the development of theoretical mathematics, as well as an informative look at applied science. Numerous tables, graphs, and illustrations are provided throughout. Stewart is professor emeritus of mathematics at Warwick University.

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