The universe in zero words : the story of mathematics as told through equations / Dana Mackenzie

Author(s): Mackenzie, Dana
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Subjects: Equations--Popular works
Mathematics--History--Popular works
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2012
LC Classification: Q, QA
Physical Description: 224 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Alternate Titles: Portion of title: Story of mathematics as told through equations
Notes: LCCN: 2011936364
ISBN: 9780691152820
ISBN: 0691152829
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-221) and index
Contents: 880-01 13. The new algebra: Hamilton and quaternions -- 14. Two shooting stars: group theory -- 15. The geometry of whales and ants: non-Euclidean geometry -- 16. In primes we trust: the prime number theorem -- 17. The idea of spectra: Fourier series -- 18. A god's-eye view of light: Maxwell's equations -- 19. The photoelectric effect: quanta and relativity -- 20. From a bad cigar to Westminster Abbey: Dirac's formula -- 21. The empire-builder: the Chern-Gauss-Bonnet equation -- 22. A little bit infinite: the Continuum Hypothesis -- 23. Theories of chaos: Lorenz equations -- 24. Taming the tiger: the Black-Scholes equation
OCLC Number: 761851013
ISBN/ISSN: 9780691152820
0691152829