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Five Equations That Changed the World Paperback – February 4, 1999
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**'The eponymous mathematical syntheses are his personal selection of what we might call "equations every educated person ought to know". His objective is to chronicle their discovery, introduce the individual who had the inspiration, and outline their significance and their consequences for the world today. It is a worthy aim ... the tales are well worth the telling' IRISH TIMES **'Guillen packs a lot of fact into his story of five greats' NEW SCIENTIST
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Dr Michael Guillen teaches physics and mathematics in the Core Curriculum Program at Harvard University. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, and now lives just outside Boston.
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Each chapter is broken down into three parts: Veni, Vidi, Vici (These are the Latin words for "I came, I saw, I conquered"). Essentially, this classification helps the reader navigate swiftly through the enigmas of mathematics, not only by presenting the scientists as real people, but also by explaining the implications and applications of their theories.
I honestly believe that there should be a series of books following the same format that Dr. Guillen uses for this book. It would be a format that can be easily duplicated. Don't shy away from this book. I wholeheartedly recommend it!