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- DescriptionTells the history of twenty-four great and beautiful equations that have shaped mathematics, science, and society - from the elementary (1+1=2) to the sophisticated (the Black-Scholes formula for financial derivatives), and from the famous (E=mc2) to the arcane (Hamilton's quaternion equations).
- Author BiographyDana Mackenzie is a frequent contributor to Science, Discover, and New Scientist, and writes the biennial series What's Happening in the Mathematical Sciences for the American Mathematical Society. In 2012, he received the prestigious Communications Award from the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics. He has a PhD in mathematics from Princeton and was a mathematics professor for thirteen years before becoming a full-time writer.
- Author(s)Dana MacKenzie
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication25/08/2013
- GenrePopular Science
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note26 color illus. 17 halftones. 12 line illus.
- Weight542 g
- Width178 mm
- Height241 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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