By Ian Stewart
Las ecuaciones, esos conjuntos de números y símbolos separados por el signo igual, son el alma de las matemáticas, l. a. ciencia y l. a. tecnología. Sin ellas, nuestro mundo no existiría en su forma genuine: escondidas para muchos, han constituido una fuerza motriz en los angeles civilización humana durante miles de años, abriendo nuevas perspectivas en campos tan variados como las comunicaciones, los angeles tecnología espacial o los angeles física nuclear. Que así es, es algo que se encarga de demostrar, con su maestría routine, el distinguido matemático y reputado divulgador Ian Stewart. Para ello ha seleccionado 17 ecuaciones, pertenecientes a dos grupos diferentes. Uno es el de las ecuaciones que revelan regularidades matemáticas, como el teorema de Pitágoras, que nos cube cómo están relacionados los tres lados de un triángulo rectángulo, mientras que el otro es el de las ecuaciones que expresan leyes de los angeles naturaleza, como los angeles ley de gravitación common de Newton, las ecuaciones del electromagnetismo de Maxwell, l. a. ecuación de Schrödinger de los angeles mecánica cuántica, o l. a. ecuación desarrollada por Claude Shannon que outline cuánta información contiene un mensaje.
In In Pursuit of the Unknown, celebrated mathematician Ian Stewart makes use of a handful of mathematical equations to discover the very important connections among math and human development. we frequently disregard the old hyperlink among arithmetic and technological advances, says Stewartbut this connection is vital to any entire knowing of human history.
Equations are modeled at the styles we discover on this planet round us, says Stewart, and it's via equations that we can make feel of, and in flip effect, our global. Stewart locates the origins of every equation he presentsfrom Pythagoras’s Theorem to Newton’s legislation of Gravity to Einstein’s conception of Relativitywithin a selected historic second, elucidating the advance of mathematical and philosophical idea important for every equation’s discovery. None of those equations emerged in a vacuum, Stewart indicates; each one drew, ultimately, on earlier equations and the taking into consideration the day. In flip, all of those equations prepared the ground for significant advancements in arithmetic, technological know-how, philosophy, and expertise. with no logarithms (invented within the early seventeenth century through John Napier and more advantageous via Henry Briggs), scientists shouldn't have been in a position to calculate the circulation of the planets, and mathematicians shouldn't have been capable of improve fractal geometry. The Wave Equation is likely one of the most vital equations in physics, and is important for engineers learning the vibrations in automobiles and the reaction of constructions to earthquakes. And the equation on the center of data thought, devised by means of Claude Shannon, is the foundation of electronic conversation today.
An approachable and informative consultant to the equations upon which almost each point of clinical and mathematical knowing relies, In Pursuit of the Unknown can be a reminder that equations have profoundly stimulated our pondering and proceed to make attainable the various advances that we take without any consideration.
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