About this book
A history of 24 great and beautiful equations that have shaped mathematics, science and society. Illustrated in colour throughout, the book tells the human and often surprising stories behind each one, and shows why they 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.
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 (Hamilton's quaternion equations).
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