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Title
Michael Guillen interview, 1995 September
Creator
Guillen, Michael
Contributor
Martinson, Connie
Date Created and/or Issued
1995-09
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Connie Martinson Talks Books
Rights Information
All rights are retained by The Drucker Institute. For permission to use this item, contact The Drucker Institute, http://www.thedruckerinstitute.com
Description
Michael and Connie begin the interview discussing that his book is a story about the power of mathematics, “truths,” and the wondrous nature of universe. For example, Michael uses Newton’s equation describing gravity to tell a story about how humans reached the moon in the late 1960s. Michael also briefly discusses Rudolf Clausius, a Prussian mathematician, and how his questions about life and death lead to the development of the second law of thermodynamics. Michael sees Rudolf’s story as a great example of the power of mathematics to help us understand the larger questions of life and existence. In addition, Michael briefly talks about his growing up in East Los Angeles and how he came to love mathematics and science.
Type
moving image
Format
video/f4v
00:11:16
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/cmt/id/1462
Language
English
Subject
Physics - Popular works
Equations
Source
U–matic tape: Excerpt of show with Martinson interviewing Nicholas Evans before commercial break and Michael Guillen after the break
Relation
Connie Martinson Talks Books - http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/cmt

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