It was through the brilliance of five fascinating people - Michael Faraday, Daniel Bernoulli, Isaac Newton, Rudolf Clausius and Albert Einstein - that we were able to harness the power of electricity, fly in aeroplanes, land astronauts on the moon, build a nuclear bomb, and understand the mortality of all life on Earth.
FIVE EQUATIONS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD tells the amazing stories of the people and the discoveries that led to the five most powerful and important scientific achievements in human history. In accessible yet unpatronising language, Dr Michael Guillen re-creates the political debates, social upheaval, religious sanctions, family tragedies and personal ambitions that contributed to each man's work, illuminating the secret world of mathematics in a dramatic and personal way that will entertain as well as enlighten.
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The eponymous mathematical syntheses are his personal selection of what we might call 'equations every educated person ought to know'. His objective is to chronicle their discovery, introduce the individual who had the inspiration, and outline their significance and their consequences for the world today. It is a worthy aim ... the tales are well worth the telling ( IRISH TIMES)
Guillen packs a lot of fact into his story of five greats ( NEW SCIENTIST)
FIVE EQUATIONS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD tells the amazing stories of the people and the discoveries that led to the five most powerful and important scientific achievements in human history.
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Descrizione libro Abacus, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 349110646