The universe in zero words tells the history of twenty four great and beautiful equations that have shaped mathematics science and society from the elementary 1 12 to the sophisticated the black scholes formula for financial derivatives and from the famous emc2 to the arcane hamiltons quaternion equations. The universe in zero words is a beautiful book in all senses of the word dana mackenzie devotes several pages to each of many equations that made a difference in the spheres of mathematics science and economics. The universe in zero words the story of mathematics as told through equations by dana mackenzie princeton nj princeton university press 2012 224 pp 2795 1995 cloth this is a fascinating history of mathematics narrated with reference to equations this history starts with 1 1 2 representing very ancient mathematical . A brilliant history of mathematics as told through equations professor of computer science at georgia tech k lipton the book reads well and quick i took it with me in the metro one morning and was half way through it the same evening as the universe in zero words remains on the light side especially for readers with a high school . The universe in zero words the story of mathematics as told through equations by dana mackenzie phil dyke the universe in zero words the story of mathematics as told through equations by dana mackenzie
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