Five Equations That Changed the World: The Power and Poetry of Mathematicsby Michael Guillen
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… See more details below
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.
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For those of us who enjoys physics and mathematics this is simplicity in all its form nevertheless, the book was enjoyable and digested well. I recommend this book for the younger population not excluding those other age groups who likes to play around with science and challenge their minds. With the advent of TV, computers, etc. the worlds youth have been losing its edge on thinking and becoming more lackadaisical in terms of challenging oneself as those individuals done in the past. These individuals were true thinkers and philosophers who were not plagued by endless trivia of everyday stress and present day life styles. A good book.
Reveals the human side of science and mathematics by highlighting the very real-world challenges that were overcome by these five men. The author personalizes the context in which these highly inquisitive and determined individuals overcame many challenges to provide the world with the keys to technological advancement. The book is a quick read and an interesting adventure. The author puts the reader right in the middle of these discoveries, as they are being made. Once finished, you'll feel like Isaac, Daniel, Michael, Rudolf, and Albert are all old friends with whom you have shared a special part of life.
I definitely recommend this book. It is affordable and easily worth it. The book is mainly about physics and chemistry. Each chapter is about a totally different scientist/philospher's life. What's very interesting about this book is that the author gets very deep within the scientist/philospher's personal life. He explains theories very well such as Bernoulli's principle and Newton's theories of gravity. Also, what's very interesting is the fact that Guillen, the author, mixes the book with theology (fascinating.) In conclusion I rate this book an easy 5 star, if I could I would rate it 6 star!!! Definitely go for this book if you are interested in the subject of science.
A great effort by Mr Michael Gullien . I feel this book will create intrest among the dry subject of Mathematics. It must be wecomed by the readers community.