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The Universe in Zero Words



I enjoyed this book more than I anticipated. It takes you on a historical journey through Mathematics through the lens of important equations from the relevant period. I particularly enjoyed and was motivated by the  equations from the 20th century: Einstein” $E=Mc^2$, Dirac’s equation, Chern-Gauss-onnet theorem and the Black-Scholes formula.

The author’s writing is clear and the graphics are interesting. The style is not didactic or rigorous. It stresses concepts and puts the equations in historical and Mathematical context. The intimate and mutually beneficial relationship between Mathematics and Physics is a recurring theme. The book ends with some interesting comments about future directions.

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