By Ian Stewart
Las ecuaciones, esos conjuntos de números y símbolos separados por el signo igual, son el alma de las matemáticas, los angeles ciencia y l. a. tecnología. Sin ellas, nuestro mundo no existiría en su forma real: escondidas para muchos, han constituido una fuerza motriz en l. a. 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 l. a. naturaleza, como l. a. ley de gravitación common de Newton, las ecuaciones del electromagnetismo de Maxwell, l. a. ecuación de Schrödinger de l. a. 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 growth. we frequently disregard the ancient hyperlink among arithmetic and technological advances, says Stewartbut this connection is quintessential to any whole figuring out of human history.
Equations are modeled at the styles we discover on the earth round us, says Stewart, and it truly is via equations that we will make feel of, and in flip impact, our global. Stewart locates the origins of every equation he presentsfrom Pythagoras’s Theorem to Newton’s legislation of Gravity to Einstein’s thought of Relativitywithin a specific old second, elucidating the improvement of mathematical and philosophical concept important for every equation’s discovery. None of those equations emerged in a vacuum, Stewart exhibits; every one drew, not directly, on prior equations and the contemplating the day. In flip, all of those equations prepared the ground for significant advancements in arithmetic, technology, philosophy, and know-how. with out logarithms (invented within the early seventeenth century by way of John Napier and stronger through Henry Briggs), scientists shouldn't have been in a position to calculate the circulation of the planets, and mathematicians don't have been in a position to increase fractal geometry. The Wave Equation is likely one of the most vital equations in physics, and is important for engineers learning the vibrations in cars and the reaction of structures to earthquakes. And the equation on the center of data concept, devised by means of Claude Shannon, is the root of electronic communique today.
An approachable and informative advisor to the equations upon which just about each element of clinical and mathematical realizing relies, In Pursuit of the Unknown is usually a reminder that equations have profoundly prompted our considering and proceed to make attainable a few of the advances that we take with no consideration.
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17 ecuaciones que cambiaron el mundo by Ian Stewart