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Five equations that changed the world : the power and poetry of mathematics

Author: Michael Guillen
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In Five Equations That Changed the World, Dr. Michael Guillen, known to millions as the Science Editor on ABC-TV's Good Morning America, tells the amazing stories of the people and discoveries that led to the five most powerful and important scientific achievements in human history. In doing so, Dr. Guillen reveals in simple, everyday language the secret world of mathematics." "It was through the brilliance of  Read more...
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Guillen, Michael.
Five equations that changed the world.
New York : Hyperion, ©1995
(OCoLC)652309403
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Guillen
ISBN: 0786861037 9780786861033 0786881879 9780786881871
OCLC Number: 32389815
Notes: Includes index.
Description: viii, 277 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Isaac Newton and the universal law of gravity --
Daniel Bernoulli and the law of hydrodynamic pressure --
Michael Faraday and the law of electromagnetic induction --
Rudolf Clausius and the second law of thermodynamics --
Albert Einstein and the theory of special relativity.
Responsibility: Michael Guillen.
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"In Five Equations That Changed the World, Dr. Michael Guillen, known to millions as the Science Editor on ABC-TV's Good Morning America, tells the amazing stories of the people and discoveries that led to the five most powerful and important scientific achievements in human history. In doing so, Dr. Guillen reveals in simple, everyday language the secret world of mathematics." "It was through the brilliance of these five fascinating people: a sickly love-starved loner; an emotionally abused prodigy from a dysfunctional family; a religious, poverty-stricken illiterate; a soft-spoken widower living in perilous times; and a smart-alecky high-school dropout - that we were able to harness the power of electricity, fly in airplanes, land astronauts on the moon, build a nuclear bomb, and understand the mortality of all life on Earth."--Jacket.

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