The Great Equations
Breakthroughs in Science from Pythagoras to Heisenberg
Автор(и) : Robert P. Crease
Издател : W. W. Norton & Company
Място на издаване : New York, USA
Година на издаване : 2009
ISBN : 978-0-393-06204-5
Брой страници : 314
Език : английски
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The Great Equations tells the stories of how these equations were discovered, revealing the personal struggles of their ingenious originators. From "1 + 1 = 2" to Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, Crease locates these equations in the panoramic sweep of Western history, showing how they are as integral to their time and place of creation as are great works of art.
"Wry, probing, philosophically inclined, this book takes readers on a tour through ten great equations – ten of the most important victories in our long struggle to understand the world we live in.”
Charles C. Mann
Robert P. Crease
Professor Robert P. Crease is Chairman of the Department of Philosophy at Stony Brook University, New York. He is the organizer of the Trust Institute at Stony Brook, which presents interdisciplinary programs about contemporary issues. His articles and reviews have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday and elsewhere. He writes a monthly column, “Critical Point,” on the social dimensions of science for Physics World magazine. He is the author of, among other books, The Prism and the Pendulum, The Great Equations and World in the Balance.
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