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Las ecuaciones, esos conjuntos de números y símbolos separados por el signo igual, son el alma de las matemáticas, los angeles ciencia y los angeles tecnología. Sin ellas, nuestro mundo no existiría en su forma genuine: escondidas para muchos, han constituido una fuerza motriz en los angeles civilización humana durante miles de años, abriendo nuevas perspectivas en campos tan variados como las comunicaciones, los angeles tecnología espacial o l. a. física nuclear. Que así es, es algo que se encarga de demostrar, con su maestría ordinary, el distinguido matemático y reputado divulgador Ian Stewart. Para ello ha seleccionado 17 ecuaciones, pertenecientes a dos grupos diferentes. Uno es el de las ecuaciones que revelan regularidades matemáticas, como el teorema de Pitágoras, que nos cube cómo están relacionados los tres lados de un triángulo rectángulo, mientras que el otro es el de las ecuaciones que expresan leyes de l. a. naturaleza, como l. a. ley de gravitación common de Newton, las ecuaciones del electromagnetismo de Maxwell, l. a. ecuación de Schrödinger de l. a. mecánica cuántica, o los angeles ecuación desarrollada por Claude Shannon que outline cuánta información contiene un mensaje.
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In In Pursuit of the Unknown, celebrated mathematician Ian Stewart makes use of a handful of mathematical equations to discover the very important connections among math and human growth. we frequently put out of your mind the old hyperlink among arithmetic and technological advances, says Stewart—but this connection is quintessential to any whole figuring out of human history.
Equations are modeled at the styles we discover on the earth round us, says Stewart, and it's via equations that we will make feel of, and in flip impression, our international. Stewart locates the origins of every equation he presents—from Pythagoras’s Theorem to Newton’s legislations of Gravity to Einstein’s concept of Relativity—within a selected ancient second, elucidating the advance of mathematical and philosophical inspiration invaluable for every equation’s discovery. None of those equations emerged in a vacuum, Stewart exhibits; each one drew, not directly, on earlier equations and the taking into consideration the day. In flip, all of those equations prepared the ground for significant advancements in arithmetic, technology, philosophy, and expertise. with out logarithms (invented within the early seventeenth century through John Napier and more suitable through Henry Briggs), scientists don't have been in a position to calculate the circulation of the planets, and mathematicians do not have been capable of strengthen fractal geometry. The Wave Equation is without doubt one of the most vital equations in physics, and is important for engineers learning the vibrations in autos and the reaction of constructions to earthquakes. And the equation on the center of knowledge idea, devised via Claude Shannon, is the foundation of electronic verbal exchange today.
An approachable and informative advisor to the equations upon which almost each element of clinical and mathematical figuring out relies, In Pursuit of the Unknown is additionally a reminder that equations have profoundly prompted our considering and proceed to make attainable the various advances that we take without any consideration.

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Il luogo, il peperoncino ed io ŠŠII. Il piccante prima del peperoncino Pepe nero, pepe bianco, pepe lungo ŠŠIII. La scoperta del peperoncino 1. La pianta, il frutto e il nome 2. Gioacchino da Fiore e Cristoforo Colombo: il viaggio e l’acqua 3. Il primo incontro degli europei con il peperoncino 4. L’antica familiarità col peperoncino nel Nuovo Mondo ŠŠIV. La rapida diffusione del «pepe d’India» 1. Alla conquista del Vecchio Mondo 2. La fortunata accoglienza nei trattati cinquecenteschi di botanica e di medicina 3.

La richiesta, il desiderio alimentare-erotico della principessa, la sua voglia di costruire, possedere-mangiare lo sposo non sembrino mera bizzarria e fantasia senza riferimento nella realtà. I tre prodotti presenti nella fiaba – farina, zucchero e peperoncino rosso – raccontano una storia di mescolanze di cibi, di colori, di rituali e di simboli. Gli alimenti base della tradizione mediterranea – il pane, quello di farina bianca, e lo zucchero, che fino agli anni cinquanta del Novecento resteranno il sogno dei ceti popolari – incontrano il rosso, la bellezza, il piccante di un alimento identitario che ha segnato, come ricostruisco in questo libro, la cultura e l’alimentazione delle popolazioni calabresi e di varie aree geografiche del Nuovo e dell’Antico Mondo.

Nelle rughe in cui ho abitato da bambino, la Papa e la Cutura, negli orti vicini e lontani in cui mi muovevo, si incontravano e si fronteggiavano i bianconeri della Juve (erano i tempi di Sivori e Boniperti, dell’emigrazione a Torino e delle prime Fiat, ed eravamo quasi tutti juventini) e della Carpano (i tifosi di Nencini), i «ciclisti» dell’Ignis (i tifosi di De Filippis), i patatari che, quando venivano chiamati dalle donne di casa (i papà erano quasi tutti in Canada o in Germania, a Milano o a Roma), lasciavano tutto e, sudati, sporchi, correvano a mangiare le patate fritte, tagliate a fette grandi e larghe, che nuotavano nell’olio fino a diventare giallo oro e croccanti.

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