Five Equations That Changed the World

Five Equations That Changed the World

The Power and Poetry of Mathematics

Book - 1995
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A Publishers Weekly best book of 1995

Dr. Michael Guillen, known to millions as the science editor of ABCs Good Morning America, tells the fascinating stories behind five mathematical equations.

As a regular contributor to daytimes most popular morning news show and an instructor at Harvard University, Dr. Michael Guillen has earned the respect of millions as a clear and entertaining guide to the exhilarating world of science and mathematics.

Now Dr. Guillen unravels the equations that have led to the inventions and events that characterize the modern world, one of which -- Albert Einsteins famous energy equation, E=mc2 -- enabled the creation of the nuclear bomb. Also revealed are the mathematical foundations for the moon landing, airplane travel, the electric generator -- and even life itself.

Praised by Publishers Weekly as "a wholly accessible, beautifully written exploration of the potent mathematical imagination," and named a Best Nonfiction Book of 1995, the stories behind The Five Equations That Changed the World, as told by Dr. Guillen, are not only chronicles of science, but also gripping dramas of jealousy, fame, war, and discovery.

Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c1995.
Edition: First pbk. edition
ISBN: 9780786861033
0786861037
9780786881871
0786881879
Branch Call Number: 530.15 GUILLEN
Characteristics: viii, 277 pages ; 24 cm.

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