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Literacy: 17 Equations

Andy Kiersz presents The 17 equations that changed the course of history at Business Insider

In 2013, mathematician and science author Ian Stewart published a book on 17 Equations That Changed The World. We recently came across this convenient table on Dr. Paul Coxon’s twitter account by mathematics tutor and blogger Larry Phillips that summarizes the equations.

From Pythagora’ Theorum through Newton, Maxwell, and Einstein, every educated person should have heard of these equations (theories, really) and have some idea of their scope and why they did indeed change the course of history. The equations distill our understanding of the real world that we use to create solutions to problems that face society.