Universe in Zero Words.pdf

Universe in Zero Words

Dana Mackenzie

Most popular books about science, and even about mathematics, tiptoe around equations as if they were something to be hidden from the readers tender eyes. Dana Mackenzie starts from the opposite premise: He celebrates equations. No history of art would be complete without pictures. Why, then, should a history of mathematics--the universal language of science--keep the masterpieces of the subject hidden behind a veil?

The Universe in Zero Words tells the history of twenty-four great and beautiful equations that have shaped mathematics, science, and society--from the elementary (1+1=2) to the sophisticated (the Black-Scholes formula for financial derivatives), and from the famous (E=mc2) to the arcane (Hamiltons quaternion equations). Mackenzie, who has been called a popular-science ace by Booklist magazine, lucidly explains what each equation means, who discovered it (and how), and how it has affected our lives.
Illustrated in color throughout, the book tells the human and often-surprising stories behind the invention or discovery of the equations, from how a bad cigar changed the course of quantum mechanics to why whales (if they could communicate with us) would teach us a totally different concept of geometry. At the same time, the book shows why these equations have something timeless to say about the universe, and how they do it with an economy (zero words) that no other form of human expression can match.

The Universe in Zero Words is the ultimate introduction and guide to equations that have changed the world.

免费下载-The Universe in Zero Words: The Story … At the same time, the book shows why these equations have something timeless to say about the Universe, and how they do it with an economy (zero words) that no other form of human expression can match."The Universe in Zero Words" is the ultimate introduction and guide to equations that have changed the world.

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