By Robert Crease

ISBN-10: 1472100174

ISBN-13: 9781472100177

Listed here are the tales of the 10 most well-liked equations of all time as voted for via readers of Physics international, together with - accessibly defined the following for the 1st time - the favorite equation of all, Euler's equation. every one is an equation that captures with appealing simplicity what can basically be defined clumsily in phrases. Euler's equation [eip + 1 = zero] used to be defined via respondents as 'the so much profound mathematic assertion ever written', 'uncanny and sublime', 'filled with cosmic beauty' and 'mind-blowing'. jointly those equations additionally quantity to the world's such a lot concise and trustworthy physique of information. Many scientists and people with a mathematical bent have a gentle spot for equations. This e-book explains either why those ten equations are so appealing and demanding, and the human tales in the back of them.

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