Seventeen Equations that Changed the World by Professor Ian Stewart & John Davey

Seventeen Equations that Changed the World

By Professor Ian Stewart & John Davey

  • Release Date: 2012-02-02
  • Genre: Mathematics
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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 ground-breaking equations that have altered the course of human history. He explores how Pythagoras's 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 Schr´┐Żdinger'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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