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Science Book a Day Interviews Ian Stewart

Special thanks to Ian Stewart for answering 6 questions about his recently featured book – Seventeen Equations that Changed the World

Ian Stewart is a professor of mathematics at the University of Warwick, England, and a widely known popular-science and science-fiction writer. 1,804 more words


Review of The Science of Discworld IV: Judgement Day - Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart & Jack Cohen

This is the fourth in The Science of Discworld series, and if you haven’t caught the gist by now, here it is: Roundworld science is explained by reference to Discworld magic/physical laws. 272 more words


In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World

The key symbol is the equals sign, =. The origins of most mathematical symbols are either lost in the mists of antiquity, or are so recent that there is no doubt where they came from.

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Seventeen Equations that Changed the World

By Ian Stewart

Other title: In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World

Synopsis: From Newton’s Law of Gravity to the Black-Scholes model used by bankers to predict the markets, equations, are everywhere – and they are fundamental to everyday life. 168 more words


Colonial Downs threatens to close without approved contract

NEW KENT, Va. (WAVY) – Colonial Downs said Saturday it plans to close the New Kent racetrack in less than a month unless the state’s racing commission will approve a contract with a new horseman’s group. 278 more words

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