A Brief Guide to the Great Equations : The Hunt for Cosmic Beauty in Numbers Paperback / softback
Part of the Brief Histories series
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 20/09/2002
- Category: Calculus & mathematical analysis
- ISBN: 9781845292812
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