Quote by fourier jr
maybe this would be a good place to start:
http://books.google.com/books?id=RNw...age&q=&f=false
there's a similar chapter with references & the same title in the same author's "mathematical thought from ancient to modern times" which goes into some other stuff like descarte's rationalist philosophy & galileo's creation of the function concept

fourier jr, I've found that link on Galileo/Newton and how mathematical equations gave them an edge over competition very interesting.
As far as being able to make
equations for behavior, check this out from the U.S. National Institutes of Health. I think it's interesting!
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...850202f02/
The link and graph have two equations to measure how the strength of behavior reinforcement is affected with time delay. Although this equation was for pigeons, they've come up with similar for humans, just weaker but still good. Maybe similar equations can be made for other basic areas of behavior? Then for the complex areas of behavior we could try the:
Predictive Modeling
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predictive_modeling
Predictive Analytics
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predictive_analytics
discussed posts above? Then we could use Isaac Newton's style to combine parts of already existing concepts in unique and useful ways to innovate!
It could be used to make the world a better place! Think technology and engineering