컨텐츠로 이동
In pursuit of the unknown : 17 equations that changed the world 해당 항목을 미리보기
닫기해당 항목을 미리보기
확인중입니다…

In pursuit of the unknown : 17 equations that changed the world

저자: Ian Stewart
출판사: New York : Basic Books, 2012.
판/형식:   도서   컴퓨터 파일 : 영어모든 판과 형식 보기
데이터베이스:WorldCat
요약:
In In Pursuit of the Unknown, celebrated mathematician Ian Stewart uses a handful of mathematical equations to explore the vitally important connections between math and human progress. We often overlook the historical link between mathematics and technological advances, says Stewart--but this connection is integral to any complete understanding of human history. Equations are modeled on the patterns we find in the  더 읽기…
평가:

(아무런 평가가 없습니다.) 0 리뷰와 함께 - 첫번째로 올려주세요.

주제
다음과 같습니다:

 

도서관에서 사본 찾기

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; 해당항목을 보유하고 있는 도서관을 찾는 중

상세정보

장르/형태: History
문서 형식: 책, 컴퓨터 파일
모든 저자 / 참여자: Ian Stewart
ISBN: 9780465029730 : 0465029736 9780465029747 0465029744
OCLC 번호: 744287930
설명: x, 342 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
내용: Why equations? --
The squaw on 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 square 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's equation --
Codes, communications, and computers: information theory --
The imbalance of nature: chaos theory --
The Midas formula: Black-Scholes equation --
Where next?
다른 제목 17 equations that changed the world
책임: Ian Stewart.
더 많은 정보:

초록:

In In Pursuit of the Unknown, celebrated mathematician Ian Stewart uses a handful of mathematical equations to explore the vitally important connections between math and human progress. We often overlook the historical link between mathematics and technological advances, says Stewart--but this connection is integral to any complete understanding of human history. Equations are modeled on the patterns we find in the world around us, says Stewart, and it is through equations that we are able to make sense of, and in turn influence, our world. Stewart locates the origins of each equation he presents--from Pythagoras's Theorem to Newton's Law of Gravity to Einstein's Theory of Relativity--within a particular historical moment, elucidating the development of mathematical and philosophical thought necessary for each equation's discovery. None of these equations emerged in a vacuum, Stewart shows; each drew, in some way, on past equations and the thinking of the day. In turn, all of these equations paved the way for major developments in mathematics, science, philosophy, and technology. Without logarithms (invented in the early 17th century by John Napier and improved by Henry Briggs), scientists would not have been able to calculate the movement of the planets, and mathematicians would not have been able to develop fractal geometry. The Wave Equation is one of the most important equations in physics, and is crucial for engineers studying the vibrations in vehicles and the response of buildings to earthquakes. And the equation at the heart of Information Theory, devised by Claude Shannon, is the basis of digital communication today. An approachable and informative guide to the equations upon which nearly every aspect of scientific and mathematical understanding depends, In Pursuit of the Unknown is also a reminder that equations have profoundly influenced our thinking and continue to make possible many of the advances that we take for granted.

리뷰

사용자-기여 리뷰
GoodReads 리뷰 가져오는 중…
DOGObooks 리뷰를 가지고 오는 중…

태그

모든 사용자 태그 (3)

가장 인기있는 태그 보기 태그 리스트 | tag cloud

유사 항목

관련 주제:(6)

이 항목을 가지고 있는 사용자 목록 (14)

요청하신 것을 확인하기

이 항목을 이미 요청하셨을 수도 있습니다. 만약 이 요청을 계속해서 진행하시려면 Ok을 선택하세요.

링크된 데이터


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/744287930>
library:oclcnum"744287930"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/744287930>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2012"
schema:description"Why equations? -- The squaw on 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 square 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's equation -- Codes, communications, and computers: information theory -- The imbalance of nature: chaos theory -- The Midas formula: Black-Scholes equation -- Where next?"@en
schema:description"In In Pursuit of the Unknown, celebrated mathematician Ian Stewart uses a handful of mathematical equations to explore the vitally important connections between math and human progress. We often overlook the historical link between mathematics and technological advances, says Stewart--but this connection is integral to any complete understanding of human history. Equations are modeled on the patterns we find in the world around us, says Stewart, and it is through equations that we are able to make sense of, and in turn influence, our world. Stewart locates the origins of each equation he presents--from Pythagoras's Theorem to Newton's Law of Gravity to Einstein's Theory of Relativity--within a particular historical moment, elucidating the development of mathematical and philosophical thought necessary for each equation's discovery. None of these equations emerged in a vacuum, Stewart shows; each drew, in some way, on past equations and the thinking of the day. In turn, all of these equations paved the way for major developments in mathematics, science, philosophy, and technology. Without logarithms (invented in the early 17th century by John Napier and improved by Henry Briggs), scientists would not have been able to calculate the movement of the planets, and mathematicians would not have been able to develop fractal geometry. The Wave Equation is one of the most important equations in physics, and is crucial for engineers studying the vibrations in vehicles and the response of buildings to earthquakes. And the equation at the heart of Information Theory, devised by Claude Shannon, is the basis of digital communication today. An approachable and informative guide to the equations upon which nearly every aspect of scientific and mathematical understanding depends, In Pursuit of the Unknown is also a reminder that equations have profoundly influenced our thinking and continue to make possible many of the advances that we take for granted."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1097969525>
schema:genre"History"@en
schema:genre"History."@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"In pursuit of the unknown : 17 equations that changed the world"@en
schema:name"17 equations that changed the world"@en
schema:numberOfPages"342"
schema:publisher
schema:url
schema:workExample
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

윈도우 닫기

WorldCat에 로그인 하십시오 

계정이 없으세요? 아주 간단한 절차를 통하여 무료 계정을 만드실 수 있습니다.