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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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Everything is physics and math. - Katherine Johnson

There is no royal road to geometry. - Euclid

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

Does the Little Mermaid wear an algebra? - George Carlin

Pure mathematics is the poetry of logical ideas. - Albert Einstein

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

I go to school, but I never learn what I want to know. - Bill Watterson

I am an expert in Higher Level Math: You + God = Enough - Zig Ziglar

You can drag my body to school but my spirit refuses to go. - Bill Watterson

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

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

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

Walking has been ridiculous in college basketball the past 15 years. - Bobby Knight

Like the crest of a peacock, so is mathematics at the head of all knowledge. - Indian Proverb

I'm not buying my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did. - Yogi Berra

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

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

When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to your youth... think of algebra. - Will Rogers

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

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

If everybody in the world dropped out of school, we would have a much more intelligent society. - Jaden Smith

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

You learn how to be book smart in school, but you better not forget that you also need to be street smart. - Harvey Mackay

Graduate School: The place where a young scholar goes off his Dad's payroll - and on to his wife's - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

Mathematics is the only science where one never knows what one is talking about nor whether what is said is true. - Bertrand Russell

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

Aftermath: 1. The period following algebra; 2. The horrible headache you have when you've finished the algebra test. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

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

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

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

Risk and failure is a part of our equation, and if you are seeing too little failure, you are actually probably not taking enough risks. - Peter Barris

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

With the steady disintegration of the family in modern society over the last century, the role of the school in bridging the gap has become vital. - Stephen Covey

Historically the family has played the primary role in educating children for life, with the school providing supplemental scaffolding to the family. - Stephen Covey


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