Archimedes to Hawking: Laws of Science and the Great Minds Behind Them

Archimedes to Hawking: Laws of Science and the Great Minds Behind Them


Archimedes to Hawking takes the reader on a trip around the centuries because it explores the eponymous actual laws--from Archimedes' legislations of Buoyancy and Kepler's legislation of Planetary movement to Heisenberg's Uncertainty precept and Hubble's legislation of Cosmic Expansion--whose ramifications have profoundly altered our daily lives and our figuring out of the universe.
all through this attention-grabbing ebook, Clifford Pickover invitations us to percentage within the outstanding adventures of excellent, quirky, and passionate humans after whom those legislation are named. those lawgivers change into a desirable, assorted, and occasionally eccentric team of individuals. Many have been super flexible polymaths--human dynamos with a possible endless offer of interest and effort and who labored in lots of diverse parts in technological know-how. Others had non-conventional educations and displayed their strange skills from an early age. a few skilled resistance to their principles, inflicting major own suffering. Pickover examines greater than forty nice legislation, offering short and cogent introductions to the technological know-how in the back of the legislation in addition to enticing biographies of such scientists as Newton, Faraday, Ohm, Curie, and Planck. all through, he comprises attention-grabbing, little-known tidbits on the subject of the legislations or lawgiver, and he presents cross-references to different legislation or equations pointed out within the publication. For a number of entries, he comprises uncomplicated numerical examples and solved difficulties in order that readers could have a hands-on knowing of the appliance of the law.
A sweeping survey of medical discovery in addition to an interesting portrait gallery of a few of the best minds in background, this fabulous quantity will have interaction all people attracted to technology and the actual international or within the incredible creativity of those amazing thinkers.

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