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    DescriptionFrom 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. Seventeen Equations that Changed the World examines seventeen groundbreaking 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 Schrodinger's cat. Entertaining, surprising and vastly informative, Seventeen Equations that Changed the World is a highly original exploration - and explanation - of life on earth.


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    Title
    Seventeen Equations That Changed the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian Stewart
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 294 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846685323
    ISBN 10: 184668532X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Libri: ENGM4540
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26210
    BIC subject category V2: PBF
    BISAC V2.8: MAT002000, MAT025000
    Libri: MATH3510
    BIC subject category V2: PDZM
    DC23: 512.94
    Publisher
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date
    13 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ian Stewart is a Mathematics Professor at Warwick University. His many books include Mathematics of Life [9781846681981], Professor Stewart's Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities [9781846683459], and The Science of Discworld trilogy 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.
    Review quote
    "'His wondrous world of worked-out maths and joined-up thinking is radical and even romantic' (The Times) 'Interesting and authoritative' (BBC Focus)"