An entertaining mathematical exploration of the heat equation and its role in the triumphant development of the trans-Atlantic telegraph cable
Heat, like gravity, shapes nearly every aspect of our world and universe, from how milk dissolves in coffee to how molten planets cool. The heat equation, a cornerstone of modern physics, demystifies such processes, painting a mathematical picture of the way heat diffuses through matter. Presenting the mathematics and history behind the heat equation, Hot Molecules, Cold Electrons
tells the remarkable story of how this foundational idea brought about one of the greatest technological advancements of the modern era, the pioneering trans-Atlantic telegraph cable.