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Famous Equations

17 equations that changed the world

Famous Equations thanks to Ian Stewart

1. Pythagoras’s Theorem
2. Logarithms
3. Calculus
4. Law of Gravity
5. The Square Root of Minus One
6. Euler’s Formula for Polyhedra
7. Normal Distribution
8. Wave Equation
9. Fourier Transorm
10. Navier-Stokes Equation
11. Maxwell’s Equation
12. Second Law of Thermodynamics
13. Relativity
14. Schrodinger’s Equation
15. Information Theory
16. Chaos Theory
17. Black-Scholes Equation
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There is no royal road to geometry. - Euclid

Mathematics has beauties of its own. - J.W.A. Young

Mathematics: the only subject that counts. - Unknown

I go to school the youth to learn the future. - Robert Frost

Pedestrian: a man whose son is home from college. - Unknown

Most every dental school has discount dental services. - Matthew Lesko

Math, it's a puzzle to me. I love figuring out puzzles. - Maya Lin

Dear Math: I'm not a therapist. Solve your own problems. - Unknown

Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. - Mark Twain

A college education shows a man how little other people know. - T.C. Hailburton

Mathematics has given economics rigor, but alas, also mortis. - Robert Heilbroner

In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra. - Fran Lebowitz

"Obvious" is the most dangerous word in mathematics. - Eric T. Bell

Well, another day has passed and I didn't use Algebra once. - Unknown

I am a great fan of science, but I cannot do a quadratic equation. - Terry Pratchett

Texas is now a cornerstone of the electoral college for Republicans. - Ed Gillespie

If you took love out of the equation, I wouldn't know what else to write about. - Nick Cave

I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers. - Woody Allen

In one equation you can solve all the puzzles of life. It is the equation of giving. - Amit Ray

When I was in high school, I earned the pimple award and every other gross-out award. - Jack Nicholson

The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness. - Robert M. Hutchins

I can get motivated seeing a kid at my son's school overcome a learning disability. - Jason Alexander

I like to crack the jokes now and again, but it's only because I struggle with math. - Tina Fey

Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper. - David Hilbert

For the execution of the voyage to the Indies, I did not make use of intelligence, mathematics or maps. - Christopher Columbus

Mathematics is distinguished from all other sciences except only ethics, in standing in no need of ethics. - Charles Peirce

At the end of the day if you want to entertain people, you've got to take your ego out of the equation. - Paul Feig

Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years. - George Burns

In school, every period ends with a bell. Every sentence ends with a period. Every crime ends with a sentence. - Steven Wright

I played basketball in high school, and I love watching sports - I'll watch everything except maybe hockey. - Andy Roddick

We women know how to take care of everybody so well. But the one person we have written out of the equation is us. - Suze Orman

You can go your whole life and not need math or physics for a minute, but the ability to tell a joke is always handy. - Garrison Keillor

Understand the key factors in the math behind viral marketing, and use those to figure out what it takes to get viral growth. - David Skok

It is the studying you do after your school days that really counts. Otherwise, you know only that which everyone else knows. - Henry L. Doherty

I think sleeping was my problem in school. If school had started at four in the afternoon, I'd be a college graduate today. - George Foreman

Many training programs and often schools focus on just a skill or a kind of work competency. That's only half the equation. - Gerald Chertavian

Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true. - Rene Descartes

Doctors are saying that each piece of bacon you eat takes 9 minutes off of your life. Based on that math, I should have died in 1732. - Unknown

When I finished school, I took one of those career-aptitude tests, and based on my verbal ability score, they suggested I become a mime. - Tim Cavanagh

Mathematics began to seem too much like puzzle solving. Physics is puzzle solving, too, but of puzzles created by nature, not by the mind of man. - Maria G. Mayer


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