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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

Does the Little Mermaid wear an algebra? - George Carlin

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

I graduated first in my class from alibi school. - Jeffrey McDaniel

Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries. - David Hilbert

I've won at every level, except college and pro. - Shaquille O'Neal

Pure mathematics, may it never be of any use to anyone. - Henry Smith

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

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

God made the Idiot for practice, and then He made the School Board. - Mark Twain

Science is a differential equation. Religion is a boundary condition. - Alan Turing

College is a place to keep warm between high school and an early marriage. - George Gobel

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. - John von Neumann

Film is one of the three universal languages, the other two: mathematics and music. - Frank Capra

Life is good for only two things: discovering mathematics and teaching mathematics. - Simeon Poisson

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

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

Mathematics is the cheapest science. All one needs for mathematics is a pencil and a paper. - George Polya

It's not uncommon to see kids on the school bus reading books and doing homework on the bus. - Anthony Amero

If a young person has any idealism at all, it's strongest about the time he finishes college. - Sargent Shriver

I had a feeling once about mathematics – that I saw it all... but it was after dinner and I let it go. - Winston Churchill

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

What if the kid you bullied at school, grew up, and turned out to be the only surgeon who could save your life? - Lynette Mather

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

The chief reason for going to school is to get the impression fixed for life that there is a book side for everything. - Robert Frost

There are advantages to being President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret. - Ronald Reagan

Mathematics is like checkers in being suitable for the young, not too difficult, amusing, and without peril to the state. - Plato

Mathematics is indeed dangerous in that it absorbs students to such a degree that it dulls their senses to everything else. - Prinz zu Hohlenlohe-Ingelfingen Kraft

I went to a Catholic boys' school for a year, but that was to play hockey. Religion class was quite contentious for me. - Keanu Reeves

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

A formal manipulator in mathematics often experiences the discomforting feeling that his pencil surpasses him in intelligence. - Howard Eves

The Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower. They're monumental. They're straight out of Page 52 in your school history book. - Billy Crystal

Mathematics takes us into the region of absolute necessity, to which not only the actual word, but every possible word, must conform. - Bertrand Russell

You can't be afraid of getting old. Old is good, if you're gathering in life. Our band is good at understanding that equation. - Bruce Springsteen

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality. - Albert Einstein

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad. - Theodore Roosevelt

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

I was thrown out of college during my freshman year, for cheating on my metaphysics final - I looked within the soul of the boy sitting next to me. - Woody Allen

If it's green, it's biology. If it stinks, it's chemistry. If it has numbers, it's math. If it doesn't work, it's technology. - Unknown


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