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Seventeen Equations that Changed the World

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Ian Stewart is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Warwick University. He has published more tha... Read More

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Ian Stewart is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Warwick University. He has published more than eighty books including<i> Mathematics of Life </i><i>, Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities </i>, <i>Professor Stewart's Hoard of Mathematical Treasures</i> and <i>The Science of Discworld</i> trilogy<i> </i>with Terry Pratchett. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, appears frequently on radio and television, and does research on pattern formation and network dynamics.<p>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.<i>Seventeen Equations that Changed the World</i> 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 Schrödinger's cat.<br>Entertaining, surprising and vastly informative, <i>Seventeen Equations that Changed the World</i> is a highly original exploration -- and explanation -- of life on earth.</p>A unique history of humanity told through its seventeen defining equations; from Pythagoras to Calculus.His wondrous world of worked-out maths and joined-up thinking is radical and even romanticInteresting and authoritative

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Title: Seventeen Equations that Changed the World
Author: Ian Stewart,John Davey
SKU: BK0297682
EAN: 9781846685323
Language: English

About Author

<p>Ian Stewart is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at<br>the University of Warwick and the author of the bestseller <i>Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities.</i><br>His recent books include <i>Do Dice Play God?, Significant Figures, Professor Stewart's Incredible Numbers, Seventeen Equations that Changed the World, Professor Stewart's Casebook of Mathematical Mysteries </i>and<i> Calculating the Cosmos.</i><br>He is a Fellow of the Royal Society.</p>

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