17 Equations that Changed the World
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”:
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?