Skip to main content
Search IntMath

Friday Math movie: 10 Equations That Changed The World

By Murray Bourne, 30 Jan 2015

Here's a 3-minute summary (by AllTime10s) of 10 mathematical equations that "changed the world". You could argue all equations changed the world in some way, but I agree that most of these 10 deserve to be in a "top 10" list.

It's not all accurate - see if you can spot the problem with the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

I'm also not sure about some of the outcomes, which seem a bit disjointed to me. Perhaps they should have presented positive outcomes for all 10 equations, or maybe all negative ones, or perhaps one positive and one negative for each one.

On with the video:

Be the first to comment below.

Leave a comment

Comment Preview

HTML: You can use simple tags like <b>, <a href="...">, etc.

To enter math, you can can either:

  1. Use simple calculator-like input in the following format (surround your math in backticks, or qq on tablet or phone):
    `a^2 = sqrt(b^2 + c^2)`
    (See more on ASCIIMath syntax); or
  2. Use simple LaTeX in the following format. Surround your math with \( and \).
    \( \int g dx = \sqrt{\frac{a}{b}} \)
    (This is standard simple LaTeX.)

NOTE: You can mix both types of math entry in your comment.


Tips, tricks, lessons, and tutoring to help reduce test anxiety and move to the top of the class.