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It Must be Beautiful: Great Equations of Modern Science Paperback – 6 Feb 2003

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Product details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Granta Books; New Ed edition (6 Feb. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1862075557
  • ISBN-13: 978-1862075559
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.8 x 19.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 371,337 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A clutch of the world's most influential scientists explain in laymen's terms some of the best known and important equations that lie at the heart of many of the most successful scientific theories. A critically acclaimed book of wide general interest that will become a solid stock title for all bookshops.

About the Author

Roger Penrose on Einstein's equations of General Relativity; John Maynard Smith on the equation in biology; Peter Galison, of Harvard University, on E=mc2; Robert May, President of the Royal Society, on the quadratic map; Graham Farmelo, Deputy Head of the Science Museum, on the Planck equation; Arthur Miller on the wave equation of Erwin Schrodinger; Oliver Morton, the award winning science journalist, on the Drake equation that predicts the likelihood of life beyond earth; a general essay by Steven Weinberg, Nobel Prize laureate and author of Dreams of a Final Theory.


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