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The Secret Life of Equations : The 50 Greatest Equations and How They Work - Richard Cochrane

The Secret Life of Equations

The 50 Greatest Equations and How They Work

Paperback Published: 8th November 2016
ISBN: 9781844038589
Number Of Pages: 192

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Unlock the mysteries of the most important, surprising and fascinating equations in history!

Discover the 50 equations that have led to incredible discoveries, ground-breaking technology and have shaped our understanding of the world.

From much heralded classics, like Zeno's Dichotomy and Pythagoras's Theorem, to The Schr dinger Wave Equation and Google PageRank, each equation is broken down and explained in a unique, illustrated way, so that you understand what it's about; what it's good for; its history, detail and related equations.

Behind every important scientific discovery there is an equation. They are far from baffling, and now you too can understand their power and beauty!

About the Author

Rich Cochrane is a writer and educator. He devises and teaches innovative maths courses for artists at Central Saint Martins, London, and lectures in maths and philosophy at City Lit. He has been commissioned by, among others, the Museum of London to bring cultural history - including maths - to a wider audience.

Rich has written books on literature, music and computing and has for many years organized public educational events in public houses and caf s in London. He also spent a decade working in the City, writing software for derivatives trading floors, which is how he discovered that maths was a lot more interesting than it seemed to be at school, and he has degrees in both maths and English literature and a PhD in philosophy.

ISBN: 9781844038589
ISBN-10: 1844038580
Series: Secret Life of
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 8th November 2016
Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 19.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 1

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