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Posted by ubpdqn on August 5, 2012

Unknown Blogger Mathematica


This book covers the 16 equations (and one inequality: second law of thermodynamics). It starts with Pythagoras and  ends with Black-Scholes (-Merton) formula for valuing derivatives.  The book covers complex numbers, waves, Fourier transforms, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, the logistic equation and chaos.  The discussions, though, qualitative and informal reveal both the profundity of Mathematics and the complexity of the world we live in. The book uses  equation as the starting point of the noble human endeavour of Mathematics.  The narrative gives each equation a historical context and an exploration of how one insight frequently unexpectedly connects with another domain and once ‘revealed’ (or created, depending on one’s philosophical bent) translates into applications in the ‘real’ world.

The author aims to highlight the importance of Mathematics as a human endeavour. However, there are cautionary tales to prompt the careful and intelligent use of models. Always remember the assumptions and the…

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