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In pursuit of the unknown : 17 equations that changed the world / Ian Stewart.


  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780465029730 :
  • ISBN: 0465029736
  • Description: x, 342 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2012.

Available copies

  • 2 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).

Current holds

1 current hold with 5 total copies.

Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Beverly Main Adult Nonfiction QA 21 .S834 2012 (Text to phone) Checked out 10/03/2014
Gloucester Adult Nonfiction 510.9/Stewart (Text to phone) Available -
Gordon College Stack Level 5 QA 21 .S834 2012 (Text to phone) Checked out 01/02/2014
Marblehead Adult Nonfiction 511.326 STEWART 2012 (Text to phone) Available -
Phillips OWHL Stacks 4 511.3 ST28IN (Text to phone) In transit -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]-330) and index.
Contents Note: 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?
Subject: Mathematics > History.
Equations > History.
Physics > History.

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Alternate Title: 17 equations that changed the world

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