Archive for December 14, 2015

17 Equations that Changed the World

Posted in History, The Universe and Stuff with tags , , on December 14, 2015 by telescoper

Yesterday I posted about a map that “changed the world”. Clearly the world changed a lot and for many different reasons because when I got home I noticed the following picture on Facebook, depicting 17 equations that also “changed the world”:


17 Equations

This is from a book by mathematician Ian Stewart.

Of course it’s actually 20 equations, because there are four Maxwell Equations. It is an interesting selection. Are there any surprising omissions?