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Join us for #YourDailyEquation with Brian Greene. Every Mon – Fri at 3pm EDT, Brian Greene will offer brief and breezy discussions of pivotal equations. Even if your math is a bit rusty, tune in for accessible and exciting stories of nature and numbers that will allow you to see the universe in a new way.
Episode 16 #YourDailyEquation: Much as matter, however complicated, can be decomposed into combinations of atoms, mathematical functions, however complicated, can be decomposed into combinations of simpler functions–sines and cosines. In this episode of Your Daily Equation, Brian discusses this remarkable discovery of Joseph Fourier, which has profound applications in both math and physics.
Brian Greene is a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, and is recognized for a number of groundbreaking discoveries in his field of superstring theory. His books, The Elegant Universe, The Fabric of the Cosmos, and The Hidden Reality, have collectively spent 65 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list.Read More