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  • Stewart, Ian, 1945-
     
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    In pursuit of the unknown : 17 equations that changed the world / Ian Stewart.
    by Stewart, Ian, 1945-
    New York : Basic Books, 2012.
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  • Mathematics -- History.
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  • Equations -- History.
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  • Physics -- History.
  • ISBN: 
    9780465029730 :
    0465029736
    Bib #: 
    806186
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    x, 342 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
    Contents: 
    Why equations? -- The squaw of the hippopotamus : Pythagoras's theorem -- Shortening the proceedings : logarithms -- Ghosts of departed quantities : calculus -- The system of the world : Newton's law of gravity -- Portent of the ideal world : the sqaure root of minus one -- Much ado about knotting : Euler's formula for polyhedra -- Patterns of chance : normal distribution -- Good vibrations : wave equation -- Ripples and blips : Fourier transform -- The ascent of humanity : Navier-Stokes equation -- Waves in the ether : Maxwell's equations -- Law and disorder : second law of thermodynamics -- One thing is absolute : relativity -- Quantum weirdness : Schrödinger equation -- Codes, communications, and computers : information theory -- The imbalance of nature : chaos theory -- The Midas formula : Black-Scholes equation -- What next?
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