Coverart for item
The Resource In pursuit of the unknown : 17 equations that changed the world, Ian Stewart, (electronic resource)

In pursuit of the unknown : 17 equations that changed the world, Ian Stewart, (electronic resource)

Label
In pursuit of the unknown : 17 equations that changed the world
Title
In pursuit of the unknown
Title remainder
17 equations that changed the world
Statement of responsibility
Ian Stewart
Title variation
17 equations that changed the world
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Acclaimed writer and mathematician Ian Stewart examines the seventeen equations that have revolutionized our thinking and changed the course of history
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stewart, Ian
Dewey number
511.326
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA21
LC item number
.S834 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Equations
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
Label
In pursuit of the unknown : 17 equations that changed the world, Ian Stewart, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
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 scare 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 equation -- Codes, communications, and computers : information theory -- The imbalance of nature : chaos theory -- The Midas formula : Black-Scholes equation -- Where next?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465029747
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Note
EBOOK
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
44BD71E7-B76C-43F6-A357-A4C2C5CE35FE
System control number
  • 1004420
  • (OCoLC)ocm782879167
  • 4541-94360
  • (OCoLC)782879167
  • (OCoLC)ocn782879167
  • (OUa)vtls000873678
  • 1004420
Label
In pursuit of the unknown : 17 equations that changed the world, Ian Stewart, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
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 scare 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 equation -- Codes, communications, and computers : information theory -- The imbalance of nature : chaos theory -- The Midas formula : Black-Scholes equation -- Where next?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780465029747
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Note
EBOOK
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
44BD71E7-B76C-43F6-A357-A4C2C5CE35FE
System control number
  • 1004420
  • (OCoLC)ocm782879167
  • 4541-94360
  • (OCoLC)782879167
  • (OCoLC)ocn782879167
  • (OUa)vtls000873678
  • 1004420

Library Locations

  • Northwest LibraryBorrow it
    2280 Hard Rd, Columbus, OH, 43235, US
    40.118513 -83.076143
  • Old Worthington LibraryBorrow it
    820 High St, Worthington, OH, 43085, US
    40.090609 -83.016926
  • Worthington Park LibraryBorrow it
    1389 Worthington Centre Dr, Worthington, OH, 43085, US
    40.123032 -82.980439
Processing Feedback ...