In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World

Ian Stewart

Math is integral to the human experience, and its applications are often underappreciated. Ian Stewart delves into this topic in his book In Pursuit of the Unknown, where he explores the various applications of math in our everyday lives.

Through deep analysis and exploration, Stewart highlights how equations have been instrumental in improving all aspects of humankind, from technology to transportation, communication, economics, and so much more. He shows us that far from being random numbers on a page, mathematical equations have always been a powerful force driving our progress forward. No matter what area we look at, history’s great equations have played a pivotal role in improving our quality of life.