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Title:
In pursuit of the unknown : 17 equations that changed the world / Ian Stewart.
Call Number:
511.326 STE
Publication Date:
2012.
Publisher:
New York : Basic Books, 2012.
Physical Description:
x, 342 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents:
Why equations? -- The squaw on the hippopotamus : Pythagoras's theorem -- Shortening the proceedings : logarithms -- Ghosts of departed quantities : calculus -- The system of the world : Newton's law of gravity -- Portent of the ideal world : the scare root of minus one -- Much ado about knotting : Euler's formula for polyhedra -- Patterns of chance : normal distribution -- Good vibrations : wave equation -- Ripples and blips : Fourier transform -- The ascent of humanity : Navier-Stokes equation -- Waves in the ether : Maxwell's equations -- Law and disorder : second law of thermodynamics -- One thing is absolute : relativity -- Quantum weirdness : Schrödinger equation -- Codes, communications, and computers : information theory -- The imbalance of nature : chaos theory -- The Midas formula : Black-Scholes equation -- Where next?
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-330) and index.
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17 equations that changed the world

Seventeen equations that changed the world
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1355552
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