A Brief Guide to the Great Equations: The Hunt for Cosmic Beauty in Numbers by Robert Crease

A Brief Guide to the Great Equations: The Hunt for Cosmic Beauty in Numbers by Robert Crease

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Join the hunt for the cosmic beauty in numbers with stories of the discovery of the ten most admired equations of all time.

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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.

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SKU GOR002958605
Title A Brief Guide to the Great Equations: The Hunt for Cosmic Beauty in Numbers
Author By (author) Robert Crease
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 1845292812
ISBN 13 9781845292812
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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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.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002958605
Title A Brief Guide to the Great Equations: The Hunt for Cosmic Beauty in Numbers
Author By (author) Robert Crease
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Year Published 2009
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 1845292812
ISBN 13 9781845292812
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No