A Brief Guide to the Great Equations: The Hunt for Cosmic Beauty in Numbers (BOK)

Robert Crease

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Here are the stories of the ten most popular equations of all time as voted for by readers of "Physics World", including - accessibly described here for the first time - the favourite equation of all, Euler's equation. Each is an equation that captures with beautiful simplicity what can only be described clumsily in words. Euler's equation [eip + 1 = 0] was described by respondents as 'the most profound mathematic statement ever written', 'uncanny and sublime', 'filled with cosmic beauty' and 'mind-blowing'. Collectively these equations also amount to the world's most concise and reliable body of knowledge. Many scientists and those with a mathematical bent have a soft spot for equations. This book explains both why these ten equations are so beautiful and significant, and the human stories behind them.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Utgitt 2009
Forfatter Robert Crease Forlag
Constable & Robinson
ISBN 9781845292812 Antall sider 272
Dimensjoner 13cm x 19,7cm x 1,9cm Vekt 258 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Popular mathematics, Calculus & mathematical analysis