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作者 Mackenzie, Dana
書名 The universe in zero words : the story of mathematics as told through equations / Dana Mackenzie
出版項 Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2012
國際標準書號 9780691152820
0691152829
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人社中心  QA211 M16 2012    在架上    30560400614068
 文哲所  313.5 M156    在架上    30580002942493
說明 224 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
附註 Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-221) and index
Pt. 1. Equations of antiquity -- 1. Why we believe in arithmatic: the world's simplest equation -- 2. Resisting a new concept: the discovery of zero -- 3. The square of the hypotenuse: the Pythagorean theorem -- 4. The circle game: the discovery of [pi] -- From Zeno's paradoxes to the idea of infinity -- 6. A matter of leverage: laws of levers -- Pt. 2. Equations in the age of exploration -- 7. the stammerer's secret: Cardano's formula -- 8. Order in the heavens: Kepler's laws of planetary motion -- 9. Writing for eternity: Fermat's last theorem -- 10. An unexplored continent: the fundamental theorem of calculus -- 11. Of apples, legends ... and comets: Newton's laws -- 12. The great explorer: Euler's therems -- Pt. 3 Equations in a promethean age --13. The new algebra: Hamilton and quaternions -- 14. Two shooting stars: group theory -- 15. The geometry of whales and ants: non-Euclidean geometry -- 16. In primes we trust: the prime number theorem -- 17. The idea of spectra: Fourier series -- 18. A god's-eye view of light: Maxwell's equations -- Pt. 4. Equations in our own time -- 19. The photoelectric effect: quanta and relativity -- 20. From a bad cigar to Westminster Abbey: Dirac's formula -- 21. The empire-builder: the Chern-Gauss-Bonnet equation -- 22. A little bit infinite: the Continuum Hypothesis -- 23. Theories of chaos: Lorenz equations -- 24. Taming the tiger: the Black-Scholes equation
主題 Equations -- Popular works
Mathematics -- History -- Popular works
Alt Title Story of mathematics as told through equations
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