By Graham Farmelo

The precise sciences have a huge weight and impact in our tradition. on the center in their effectiveness lies the mathematical equation. The tricky type of the good equations - relatively these of recent physics - has usually acted as a disadvantage to any realizing they usually have come to embrace the secret and terror of recent technological know-how. This quantity brings jointly a few residing scientists, historians and writers approximately technology. They every one search to unpack an equation in order that it turns into comprehensible. The participants contain Roger Penrose, John Maynard Smith, Arthur Miller, Steven Weinberg and Oliver Morton.

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