Author Topic: The 17 Equations That Changed The Course Of History  (Read 1138 times)

Offline josephpalazzo (OP)

The 17 Equations That Changed The Course Of History
« on: March 15, 2014, 07:55:15 PM »

Offline josephpalazzo (OP)

Re: The 17 Equations That Changed The Course Of History
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2014, 08:10:02 AM »
Politics is for now, an equation is for eternity.

- Abert Einstein

Re: The 17 Equations That Changed The Course Of History
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2014, 09:30:00 AM »
Politics is for now, an equation is for eternity.

- Abert Einstein

Politics is for now? Einstein, you colossal dumbass.
Some people need to be beaten with a smart stick.

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Offline josephpalazzo (OP)

Re: The 17 Equations That Changed The Course Of History
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2014, 10:51:39 AM »
Politics is for now? Einstein, you colossal dumbass.

I don't think he meant now as in "right now", but more like in a "short time" as opposed to a "very, very long time" (eternity).

Re: The 17 Equations That Changed The Course Of History
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2014, 10:53:05 AM »
Tis a joke.
Some people need to be beaten with a smart stick.

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Offline josephpalazzo (OP)

Re: The 17 Equations That Changed The Course Of History
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2014, 10:58:24 AM »
No joke, though the equations were highly selective to look pretty. OTHO, the equation describing the Standard Model is brutally ugly.

http://nuclear.ucdavis.edu/~tgutierr/files/sml2.pdf

Re: The 17 Equations That Changed The Course Of History
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2014, 11:18:47 AM »
:shock:

Holy fucking shit. Good thing you're versed in physics and math, because I have no idea what any of that says.
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Offline josephpalazzo (OP)

Re: The 17 Equations That Changed The Course Of History
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2014, 12:00:44 PM »
:shock:

Holy fucking shit. Good thing you're versed in physics and math, because I have no idea what any of that says.

The worse is that ugly equation describes the Standard model without gravity. Adding gravity to a quantum theory has not been accomplished yet, but who knows how much uglier that equation would become.

Worse than that, our theory only covers ordinary matter, which comprises about 5% of the universe - the rest, 20% Dark Matter, and 75% Dark energy, we have no theory (no math equations) to describe them.

Welcome to my world.


Re: The 17 Equations That Changed The Course Of History
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2014, 01:03:28 PM »
And a very interesting world it is! Solitary
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Offline aitm

Re: The 17 Equations That Changed The Course Of History
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2014, 06:34:40 PM »
:shock:

Holy fucking shit. Good thing you're versed in physics and math, because I have no idea what any of that says.

Hey I think there is a plus that should have been a minus......
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Re: The 17 Equations That Changed The Course Of History
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2014, 08:16:07 AM »
I can't believe that the Mandelbrot set didn't make the cut!
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Offline josephpalazzo (OP)

Re: The 17 Equations That Changed The Course Of History
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2014, 12:21:51 PM »
A lot of important equations didn't make it. But I think that with chaos theory in there, the Mandelbrot set is a subset of it.
 
Mandelbrot set : x t +1 = xt2 + C
 
Chaos theory:  xt+1 = Cxt(1 - xt)

Offline Plu

Re: The 17 Equations That Changed The Course Of History
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2014, 12:49:36 PM »
I like the 2000 year gap between 1) and 2). Even though quite a lot of things happened in mathematics during that time.

(Also is there a reason #7 is not in the chronological order?)

Offline josephpalazzo (OP)

Re: The 17 Equations That Changed The Course Of History
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2014, 01:25:18 PM »
I like the 2000 year gap between 1) and 2). Even though quite a lot of things happened in mathematics during that time.

And I don't think 2 is that important. Natural log and the number e would be a better choice but then Euler has already two equations up there.
 
Yeah, aside from the invention of algebra and the number zero, nothing much happened in that 2000 year interval.
 
 
 
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(Also is there a reason #7 is not in the chronological order?)

You would think, numbers +  mathematician, how can you slip up? Probably was drunk. Either that or it's that new math...