# A Most Elegant Equation

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An award-winning science writer introduces us to mathematics using the extraordinary equation that unites five of mathematics' most important numbers Bertrand Russell wrote that mathematics can exalt "as surely as poetry." This is especially true of one equation: ei(pi) + 1 = 0, the brainchild of Leonhard Euler, the Mozart of mathematics. More than two centuries after Euler's death, it is still regarded as a conceptual diamond of unsurpassed beauty. Called Euler's identity or God's equation, it includes just five numbers but represents an astonishing revelation of hidden connections. It ties together everything from basic arithmetic to compound interest, the circumference of a circle, trigonometry, calculus, and even infinity. In David Stipp's hands, Euler's identity formula becomes a contemplative stroll through the glories of mathematics. The result is an ode to this magical field.

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## Product Details :

**Genre** |
: Mathematics |

**Author** |
: David Stipp |

**Publisher** |
: Basic Books |

**Release** |
: 2017-11-07 |

**Total Pages** |
: 240 Pages |

**ISBN** |
: 9780465093786 |

In just seven symbols, with profound and beautiful simplicity, Euler's Equation connects five of the most important numbers in mathematics. Robin Wilson explores each number in turn, then brings them together to consider the power of the equation as a whole.

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## Product Details :

**Genre** |
: Equations |

**Author** |
: Robin Wilson |

**Publisher** |
: |

**Release** |
: 2019-07-17 |

**Total Pages** |
: 170 Pages |

**ISBN** |
: 9780198794936 |

How a simple equation reshaped mathematics Leonhard Euler’s polyhedron formula describes the structure of many objects—from soccer balls and gemstones to Buckminster Fuller’s buildings and giant all-carbon molecules. Yet Euler’s theorem is so simple it can be explained to a child. From ancient Greek geometry to today’s cutting-edge research, Euler’s Gem celebrates the discovery of Euler’s beloved polyhedron formula and its far-reaching impact on topology, the study of shapes. Using wonderful examples and numerous illustrations, David Richeson presents this mathematical idea’s many elegant and unexpected applications, such as showing why there is always some windless spot on earth, how to measure the acreage of a tree farm by counting trees, and how many crayons are needed to color any map. Filled with a who’s who of brilliant mathematicians who questioned, refined, and contributed to a remarkable theorem’s development, Euler’s Gem will fascinate every mathematics enthusiast. This paperback edition contains a new preface by the author.

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## Product Details :

**Genre** |
: Mathematics |

**Author** |
: David S. Richeson |

**Publisher** |
: Princeton University Press |

**Release** |
: 2019-07-23 |

**Total Pages** |
: 336 Pages |

**ISBN** |
: 9780691191997 |

From Newton's Law of Gravity to the Black-Scholes model used by bankers to predict the markets, equations, are everywhere -- and they are fundamental to everyday life.Seventeen Equations that Changed the World examines seventeen ground-breaking equations that have altered the course of human history. He explores how Pythagoras's Theorem led to GPS and Satnav; how logarithms are applied in architecture; why imaginary numbers were important in the development of the digital camera, and what is really going on with Schrdinger's cat. Entertaining, surprising and vastly informative, Seventeen Equations that Changed the World is a highly original exploration -- and explanation -- of life on earth.

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## Product Details :

**Genre** |
: Mathematics |

**Author** |
: Ian Stewart |

**Publisher** |
: Profile Books |

**Release** |
: 2012-02-02 |

**Total Pages** |
: 342 Pages |

**ISBN** |
: 9781847657695 |

In the mid-eighteenth century, Swiss-born mathematician Leonhard Euler developed a formula so innovative and complex that it continues to inspire research, discussion, and even the occasional limerick. Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula shares the fascinating story of this groundbreaking formula—long regarded as the gold standard for mathematical beauty—and shows why it still lies at the heart of complex number theory. In some ways a sequel to Nahin's An Imaginary Tale, this book examines the many applications of complex numbers alongside intriguing stories from the history of mathematics. Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula is accessible to any reader familiar with calculus and differential equations, and promises to inspire mathematicians for years to come.

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## Product Details :

**Genre** |
: Mathematics |

**Author** |
: Paul J. Nahin |

**Publisher** |
: Princeton University Press |

**Release** |
: 2017-04-04 |

**Total Pages** |
: 416 Pages |

**ISBN** |
: 9780691175911 |

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## Product Details :

**Genre** |
: Algebra |

**Author** |
: Leonhard Euler |

**Publisher** |
: |

**Release** |
: 1810 |

**Total Pages** |
: Pages |

**ISBN** |
: IOWA:31858049934619 |

The 800 years of scientific breakthroughs that will help salvageyour retirement plans Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Biology; every field has itsintellectual giants who made breakthrough discoveries that changedthe course of history. What about the topic of retirement planning?Is it a science? Or is retirement income planning just a collectionof rules-of-thumb, financial products and sales pitches? In The7 Most Important Equations for Your Retirement...And the StoriesBehind Them Moshe Milevsky argues that twenty first centuryretirement income planning is indeed a science and has itsfoundations in the work of great sages who made conceptual andcontroversial breakthroughs over the last eight centuries. In the book Milevsky highlights the work of sevenscholars—summarized by seven equations—who shaped allmodern retirement calculations. He tells the stories of LeonardoFibonnaci the Italian businessman; Benjamin Gompertz the gentlemanactuary; Edmund Halley the astronomer; Irving Fisher the stockjock; Paul Samuelson the economic guru; Solomon Heubner theinsurance and marketing visionary, and Andrey Kolmogorov theRussian mathematical genius—all giants in their respectivefields who collectively laid the foundations for modern retirementincome planning. With baby boomers starting to hit retirement age, planning forretirement income has become a hot topic across the country Author Moshe Milevsky is an internationally-respected financialexpert with the knowledge you need to assess whether you are readyto retire or not Presents an entertaining, informative narrative approach tofinancial planning Understanding the ideas behind these seven foundationequations—which Moshe Milevsky explains in a manner thateveryone can appreciate—will help baby boomers better preparefor retirement. This is a book unlike anything you have ever readon retirement planning. Think Suze Orman meets Stephen Hawking. Ifyou ever wondered what the point of all that high schoolmathematics was, Moshe Milevsky's answer is: So that you canfigure out how to retire...while you can still enjoy yourmoney.

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## Product Details :

**Genre** |
: Business & Economics |

**Author** |
: Moshe A. Milevsky |

**Publisher** |
: John Wiley & Sons |

**Release** |
: 2012-05-14 |

**Total Pages** |
: 224 Pages |

**ISBN** |
: 9781118294512 |

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • The epic story of the greatest quest in all of science—the holy grail of physics that would explain the creation of the universe—from renowned theoretical physicist and author of The Future of the Mind and The Future of Humanity When Newton discovered the law of gravity, he unified the rules governing the heavens and the Earth. Since then, physicists have been placing new forces into ever-grander theories. But perhaps the ultimate challenge is achieving a monumental synthesis of the two remaining theories—relativity and the quantum theory. This would be the crowning achievement of science, a profound merging of all the forces of nature into one beautiful, magnificent equation to unlock the deepest mysteries in science: What happened before the Big Bang? What lies on the other side of a black hole? Are there other universes and dimensions? Is time travel possible? Why are we here? Kaku also explains the intense controversy swirling around this theory, with Nobel laureates taking opposite sides on this vital question. It is a captivating, gripping story; what’s at stake is nothing less than our conception of the universe. Written with Kaku’s trademark enthusiasm and clarity, this epic and engaging journey is the story of The God Equation.

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## Product Details :

**Genre** |
: Science |

**Author** |
: Michio Kaku |

**Publisher** |
: Anchor |

**Release** |
: 2021-04-06 |

**Total Pages** |
: 240 Pages |

**ISBN** |
: 9780385542753 |

Lockhart’s Mathematician’s Lament outlined how we introduce math to students in the wrong way. Measurement explains how math should be done. With plain English and pictures, he makes complex ideas about shape and motion intuitive and graspable, and offers a solution to math phobia by introducing us to math as an artful way of thinking and living.

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## Product Details :

**Genre** |
: Mathematics |

**Author** |
: Paul Lockhart |

**Publisher** |
: Harvard University Press |

**Release** |
: 2012-09-25 |

**Total Pages** |
: 416 Pages |

**ISBN** |
: 9780674067349 |

In The Youth Pill, journalist David Stipp explores the scientific battle against aging and the pioneers of the movement to extend lifespan for everyone. He takes readers behind the scenes and introduces us to the key players who are experimenting with the most promising cutting-edge research. It is an informative and provocative read that shows how a small group of optimistic and determined scientists are closing in on drugs that will change the way we live forver.

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## Product Details :

**Genre** |
: Business & Economics |

**Author** |
: David Stipp |

**Publisher** |
: Penguin |

**Release** |
: 2010-07-08 |

**Total Pages** |
: 336 Pages |

**ISBN** |
: 9781101442289 |