Stewart doesn’t shy away from the mathematics of the equations in this book, but neither does he try to give you the background you would need to understand them: this is reasonable since there’s pretty big mathematics behind some of them (Maxwell’s equations, for example, or Fourier transforms and the wave equation). But he does explain the significance of each one, and then talks about the impact of that equation on subsequent physics, math, and society.



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  • Title: In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World
  • Author: Ian Stewart
  • Published: 2012
  • ISBN: 0465029736
  • Buy: Amazon search
  • Check out: Seattle library
  • Rating: 4.0 stars