Five Equations That Changed the World

Five Equations That Changed the World


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The Power and Poetry of Mathematics   by   Dr. Michael Guillen

Best book of 1995!

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

As a regular contributor to daytime’s 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 Einstein’s 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.