Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Proof of famous equations.

  1. Jan 23, 2008 #1
    Proof of "famous" equations.

    Hey, I'm wondering if there is a good resource with proofs of famous equations just like the title says :)

    Thanks
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 23, 2008 #2

    HallsofIvy

    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor

    What do you consider "famous" equations?
     
  4. Jan 24, 2008 #3
    I quess the same ones as you do.
     
  5. Jan 24, 2008 #4
    IMHO, Wikipedia is a great source because it gives you what you need to get to certain equations, but doesn't give you the steps in between--you can prove them yourself. I feel Wiki is accurate enough for math, maybe not for other subjects.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2008 #5
    How about "God created the Integers" by Stephen Hawking (2007):

    "Looks at landmark mathematical discoveries over the past 2,500 years by such mathematicians as Euclid, Isaac Newton, Pierre Simon de Laplace, Georg Cantor, Alan Turing, and others, offering profiles of twenty-one important mathematical masters, facsimiles of their key works, and commentary on their contributions to the history of mathematics."
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?