It Must Be Beautiful Great Equations of Modern Science

ISBN-10: 1862075557
ISBN-13: 9781862075559
Edition: 2003
Authors: Graham Farmelo
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Description: Equations lie at the heart of many of the most extraordinarily successful scientific theories. In this text some of the greatest living scientists unpack the best known equations so that they become understandable.

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Granta
Publication date: 5/30/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Equations lie at the heart of many of the most extraordinarily successful scientific theories. In this text some of the greatest living scientists unpack the best known equations so that they become understandable.

Foreword: It Must be Beautiful
A Revolution with No Revolutionaries: The Planck-Einstein Equation for the Energy of a Quantum
The Best Possible Time to be Alive: The Logistic Map
A Mirror in the Sky: The Drake Equation
The Sextant Equation: E = mc[superscript 2]
An Environmental Fairy Tale: The Molina-Rowland Chemical Equations and the CFC Problem
Erotica, Aesthetics and Schrodinger's Wave Equation
A Piece of Magic: The Dirac Equation
Equations of Life: The Mathematics of Evolution
The Rediscovery of Gravity: The Einstein Equation of General Relativity
Understanding Information, Bit by Bit: Shannon's Equations
Hidden Symmetry: The Yang-Mills Equation
Afterword: How Great Equations Survive
Notes and Further Reading
Index

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