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Famous Equations

17 equations that changed the world

Famous Equations thanks to Ian Stewart

1. Pythagoras’s Theorem
2. Logarithms
3. Calculus
4. Law of Gravity
5. The Square Root of Minus One
6. Euler’s Formula for Polyhedra
7. Normal Distribution
8. Wave Equation
9. Fourier Transorm
10. Navier-Stokes Equation
11. Maxwell’s Equation
12. Second Law of Thermodynamics
13. Relativity
14. Schrodinger’s Equation
15. Information Theory
16. Chaos Theory
17. Black-Scholes Equation

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Mathematics has beauties of its own. - J.W.A. Young

Revolutions never occur in mathematics. - Michael Crowe

Mathematics: the only subject that counts. - Unknown

I graduated first in my class from alibi school. - Jeffrey McDaniel

Pure mathematics, may it never be of any use to anyone. - Henry Smith

Dear Math: I'm not a therapist. Solve your own problems. - Unknown

Math is like love - a simple idea but it can get complicated. - R. Drabek

Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity. - Albert Einstein

In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra. - Fran Lebowitz

If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics. - Francis Bacon

Mathematics is the science which uses easy words for hard ideas. - James Roy Newman

Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other. - Edmund Burke

Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition. - Alan Turing

I don't want to send them to jail. I want to send them to school. - Adlai Stevenson

College is a place to keep warm between high school and an early marriage. - George Gobel

Like the crest of a peacock, so is mathematics at the head of all knowledge. - Indian Proverb

Perhaps the most surprising thing about mathematics is that it is so surprising. - E.C. Titchmarsh

Someone told me that each equation I included in the book would halve the sales. - Stephen Hawking

When I was in high school, I earned the pimple award and every other gross-out award. - Jack Nicholson

I can get motivated seeing a kid at my son's school overcome a learning disability. - Jason Alexander

It's not uncommon to see kids on the school bus reading books and doing homework on the bus. - Anthony Amero

If I feel unhappy, I do mathematics to become happy. If I am happy, I do mathematics to keep happy. - Alfred Renyi

Learning by doing, peer-to-peer teaching, and computer simulation are all part of the same equation. - Nicholas Negroponte

For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps. - Christopher Columbus

I had a feeling once about mathematics – that I saw it all... but it was after dinner and I let it go. - Winston Churchill

At the end of the day if you want to entertain people, you've got to take your ego out of the equation. - Paul Feig

Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra. In real life there is no such thing as algebra. - Fran Lebowitz

It used to take me all vacation to grow a new hide in place of the one they flogged off me during school term. - Mark Twain

Mathematics is the only science where one never knows what one is talking about nor whether what is said is true. - Bertrand Russell

You can go your whole life and not need math or physics for a minute, but the ability to tell a joke is always handy. - Garrison Keillor

The chief reason for going to school is to get the impression fixed for life that there is a book side for everything. - Robert Frost

There are advantages to being President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret. - Ronald Reagan

In my last year of school, I was voted Class Optimist and Class Pessimist. Looking back, I realize I was only half right. - Jack Nicholson

Understand the key factors in the math behind viral marketing, and use those to figure out what it takes to get viral growth. - David Skok

Many training programs and often schools focus on just a skill or a kind of work competency. That's only half the equation. - Gerald Chertavian

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad. - Theodore Roosevelt

When I finished school, I took one of those career-aptitude tests, and based on my verbal ability score, they suggested I become a mime. - Tim Cavanagh

Mathematics began to seem too much like puzzle solving. Physics is puzzle solving, too, but of puzzles created by nature, not by the mind of man. - Maria G. Mayer

If it's green, it's biology. If it stinks, it's chemistry. If it has numbers, it's math. If it doesn't work, it's technology. - Unknown

Charity is a very personal equation, like we say charity begins at home. It starts with your immediate help in the house: the people who work for you. - Malaika A. Khan


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