The Secret Life of Equations: The 50 Greatest Equations and How They Work

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Octopus, Oct 6, 2016 - Mathematics - 192 pages

Discover the 50 equations that have led to incredible discoveries, ground-breaking technology and have shaped our understanding of the world.

From much heralded classics, like Zeno's Dichotomy and Pythagoras's Theorem, to The Schrödinger Wave Equation and Google PageRank, each equation is broken down and explained in a unique, illustrated way, so that you understand what it's about; what it's good for; its history, detail and related equations.

Behind every important scientific discovery there is an equation. They are far from baffling, and now you too can understand their power and beauty!

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In his introduction, author and educator Cochrane (The Thin Veil of London) acknowledges that this brief survey of 50 famous equations—E = mc2, of course, but also equations that are the basis for ... Read full review

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