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The Equation Sheet

Leigh Herran

The Equation Sheet  by Leigh Herran

The Equation Sheet is an ode to all the governing equations that fill our minds, to our professors who have taught us how to solve and use them, and to students everywhere and all the equation sheets they have created and have yet to create. They are a work of art.

These equations on The Equation Sheet capture the essence of engineering. Equations are formulas for describing the behavior of the physical world in symbolic notation. Governing equations are the catalyst engineers depend on to be problem solvers. Equations are more than mathematical derivations; they are visually beautiful and socially significant. The results of solving these brilliantly derived governing equations have provided solutions to innumerable problems throughout history. The pure logic from gifted minds of the past offer hope to our generation as well as hope and help for the future of all humankind. A mechanical system of springs, dampers and masses, such as the Voigt model, can today describe motion, and possibly in the future be used to detect diseased biological tissue. Von Mises’ stress analysis equations have been applied countless times to evaluate buildings, automobiles, and bridges. This image is a tribute to engineering professors and students and all the equation sheets they have created and have yet to create. They are a work of art.

"Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity.”
-- Albert Einstein, physicist.

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