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The Equations By Sander Bais

The Equations by Sander Bais

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Summary

In this beautifully designed book, the equations that govern our world unfold in all their formal grace--and their deeper meaning as core symbols of our civilization. The renowned Dutch physicist Sander Bais has produced a book that delves into the details of seventeen equations that form the very basis of what we know of the universe today.

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The Equations: Icons of Knowledge by Sander Bais

The mysteries of the physical world speak to us through equations - compact statements about the way nature works, expressed in nature's language, mathematics. In this book by the renowned Dutch physicist Sander Bais, the equations that govern our world unfold in all their formal grace - and their deeper meaning as core symbols of our civilisation. Trying to explain science without equations is like trying to explain art without illustrations. Consequently Bais has produced a book that, unlike any other aimed at non-scientists, delves into the details - historical, biographical, practical, philosophical and mathematical - of seventeen equations that form the very basis of what we know of the universe today. A mathematical objet d'art in its own right, the book conveys the transcendent excitement and beauty of these icons of knowledge as they reveal and embody the fundamental truths of physical reality. These are the seventeen equations that represent radical turning points in our understanding - from mechanics to electrodynamics, hydrodynamics to relativity, quantum mechanics to string theory - their meanings revealed through the careful and critical observation of patterns and motions in nature. Mercifully short on dry theoretical elaborations, the book presents these equations as they are - with the information about their variables, history and applications that allows us to chart their critical function, and their crucial place, in the complex web of modern science. Reading The Equations, we can hear nature speaking to us in its native language.

The Equations Reviews

The author writes clearly and incisively about the physical ideas... Most books of this genre take it as axiomatic that they must avoid equations. Bais embraces them, building his book around the equations of physics and using them as the vehicle for describing the counter-intuitive world of relativity theory, quantum mechanics, and string theory.--David M. Bressoud, Mathematical Association Of America

About Sander Bais

Sander Bais is a theoretical physicist at the University of Amsterdam.

Additional information

GOR002136372
The Equations: Icons of Knowledge by Sander Bais
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Harvard University Press
2005-11-01
96
0674019679
9780674019676
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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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