The Resource Five equations that changed the world : the power and poetry of mathematics, Michael Guillen, (electronic resource)

Five equations that changed the world : the power and poetry of mathematics, Michael Guillen, (electronic resource)

Label
Five equations that changed the world : the power and poetry of mathematics
Title
Five equations that changed the world
Title remainder
the power and poetry of mathematics
Statement of responsibility
Michael Guillen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Five Equations That Changed the World, Dr. Michael Guillen, known to millions as the Science Editor on ABC-TV's Good Morning America, tells the amazing stories of the people and discoveries that led to the five most powerful and important scientific achievements in human history. In doing so, Dr. Guillen reveals in simple, everyday language the secret world of mathematics." "It was through the brilliance of these five fascinating people: a sickly love-starved loner; an emotionally abused prodigy from a dysfunctional family; a religious, poverty-stricken illiterate; a soft-spoken widower living in perilous times; and a smart-alecky high-school dropout - that we were able to harness the power of electricity, fly in airplanes, land astronauts on the moon, build a nuclear bomb, and understand the mortality of all life on Earth."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guillen, Michael
Dewey number
530.1/5
Index
index present
LC call number
QC24.5
LC item number
.G85 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physics
  • Equations
  • Formules (exacte wetenschappen)
  • Natuurkunde
  • Wiskunde
Label
Five equations that changed the world : the power and poetry of mathematics, Michael Guillen, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B8E10310-51B2-4B45-BCDF-F05812F821A5
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Isaac Newton and the universal law of gravity -- Daniel Bernoulli and the law of hydrodynamic pressure -- Michael Faraday and the law of electromagnetic induction -- Rudolf Clausius and the second law of thermodynamics -- Albert Einstein and the theory of special relativity
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 277 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781401304911
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)809667382
Label
Five equations that changed the world : the power and poetry of mathematics, Michael Guillen, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B8E10310-51B2-4B45-BCDF-F05812F821A5
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Isaac Newton and the universal law of gravity -- Daniel Bernoulli and the law of hydrodynamic pressure -- Michael Faraday and the law of electromagnetic induction -- Rudolf Clausius and the second law of thermodynamics -- Albert Einstein and the theory of special relativity
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 277 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781401304911
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)809667382

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