By Ian Stewart
Las ecuaciones, esos conjuntos de números y símbolos separados por el signo igual, son el alma de las matemáticas, los angeles ciencia y l. a. 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, l. a. tecnología espacial o los angeles 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 los angeles naturaleza, como l. a. ley de gravitación common de Newton, las ecuaciones del electromagnetismo de Maxwell, los angeles ecuación de Schrödinger de l. a. mecánica cuántica, o los angeles ecuación desarrollada por Claude Shannon que outline cuánta información contiene un mensaje.
In In Pursuit of the Unknown, celebrated mathematician Ian Stewart makes use of a handful of mathematical equations to discover the extremely important connections among math and human development. we regularly put out of your mind the old hyperlink among arithmetic and technological advances, says Stewartbut this connection is indispensable to any whole realizing of human history.
Equations are modeled at the styles we discover on the planet round us, says Stewart, and it truly is via equations that we can make feel of, and in flip impression, our international. Stewart locates the origins of every equation he presentsfrom Pythagoras’s Theorem to Newton’s legislations of Gravity to Einstein’s thought of Relativitywithin a selected historic second, elucidating the advance of mathematical and philosophical proposal useful for every equation’s discovery. None of those equations emerged in a vacuum, Stewart indicates; every one drew, not directly, on earlier equations and the considering the day. In flip, all of those equations prepared the ground for significant advancements in arithmetic, technological know-how, philosophy, and expertise. with out logarithms (invented within the early seventeenth century through John Napier and stronger via Henry Briggs), scientists do not have been capable of calculate the circulation of the planets, and mathematicians wouldn't have been in a position to improve fractal geometry. The Wave Equation is among the most vital equations in physics, and is essential for engineers learning the vibrations in cars and the reaction of constructions to earthquakes. And the equation on the center of knowledge conception, devised by means of Claude Shannon, is the foundation of electronic conversation today.
An approachable and informative consultant to the equations upon which just about each element of clinical and mathematical figuring out relies, In Pursuit of the Unknown can be a reminder that equations have profoundly inspired our considering and proceed to make attainable the various advances that we take with no consideration.
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55 His emphasis on Spanish “inferiority,” “barbarism,” and “parasitism” places him in a zone of eugenic discourse, very similar to that which he opposed. He thought that the dilemma between the Latin and the AngloSaxon was false, not because of hierarchies that would make one civilization “inferior” and the other “superior,” but because for him, Spain simply was not “Latin” enough. ”56 Where we can best see Ortiz’s relapse into eugenics is in the analogies he formulates between Spanish racism and black racism: In all rigor, Spanish-Americanism equals Afro-Cubanism, and, scientifically speaking, Pan-Hispanism is worth the same as Pan-Africanism.
In 1986, Georges Duby held a meeting in which a group of distinguished intellectuals, Jorge Luis Borges and Umberto Eco among them, attempted to answer the question, what is Latin civilization? Well, all of them were “Latin,” and the meeting was held in Paris, but judging from their replies to the question, each individual experienced his “Latinness” in a somewhat whimsical fashion. 61 What we call the “Cuban nation” is an agonistic space, a battlefield where empires, races, sexes, provinces, elites, memories, and discourses have confronted each other, and still do.
The binary confrontation that surrounds 1998, staged between the “Latin” and the “Saxon,” involves other psychological, religious, economic, and anthropological pronouncements, enunciated from ethnic identity and constituting a civic, moral order. ”22 In this symbolic war of 1898, two different and diverging civic models, two representations of citizenship, do battle. These two models erect themselves as offshoots of determined ethnic roots and can be seen in light of Foucault’s analysis when he writes: In other words, the homicidal impulse in biopower is admissible, only if one is seeking not a victory over political adversaries, but over biological peril, and only if one tends toward the strengthening of the race itself or the species.
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