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The Great Equations free pdf While we may be familiar with some of science s greatest equations, we may not know that each and every equation emerged not in Eureka! moments but in years of cultural developments and scientific knowledge. With vignettes full of humor, drama, and eccentricity, philosopher and science historian Robert P. Crease shares the stories behind ten of history s greatest equations, from the first equation, 1 1 = 2, which promises a rational, well-ordered world, to Heisenberg s uncertainty principle, which reveals the limitations of human knowledge. For every equation, Crease provides a brief account of who discovered it, what dissatisfactions lay behind its discovery, and what the equation says about the nature of our world.

About Robert P. Crease

Robert P. Crease writes the "Critical Point" column in Physics World and is a professor of philosophy at Stony Brook University. His books include The Great Equations and World in the Balance.

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Author : Robert P. Crease
Publisher : WW Norton
Data Published : 01 February 2010
ISBN : 0393337936
EAN : 9780393337938
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 320 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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