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The Story of Mathematics : in 24 Equations, Paperback / softback Book

The Story of Mathematics : in 24 Equations Paperback / softback


You can't present the history of art without pictures; equally equations are central to any history of mathematics. Spanning 4,000 years of civilisation, The Story of Mathematics describes twenty -four great equations that have shaped science and society - from the elementary (1+1=2) to the sophisticated (the Black -Scholes formula) and from the famous (E=mc2) to the arcane (Hamilton's quaternion equations).

This is a tale of genius, drama and beauty brought vividly to life in a compelli ng narrative by Dana Mackenzie and at the same time he tells us why these equations have something timeless to say about the universe.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 224 pages, Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
  • Publisher: Modern Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of mathematics
  • ISBN: 9781911130703



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