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Archimedes to Hawking: Laws of Science and the Great Minds by Clifford Pickover

By Clifford Pickover

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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 knowing of the universe.
all through this interesting booklet, Clifford Pickover invitations us to proportion within the impressive adventures of tremendous, quirky, and passionate humans after whom those legislation are named. those lawgivers grow to be a desirable, diversified, and infrequently eccentric staff of individuals. Many have been super flexible polymaths--human dynamos with a probably endless provide of interest and effort and who labored in lots of various parts in technology. Others had non-conventional educations and displayed their strange skills from an early age. a few skilled resistance to their principles, inflicting major own pain. Pickover examines greater than forty nice legislation, supplying short and cogent introductions to the technology at the back of the legislation in addition to enticing biographies of such scientists as Newton, Faraday, Ohm, Curie, and Planck. all through, he contains interesting, little-known tidbits when it comes to the legislations or lawgiver, and he presents cross-references to different legislation or equations pointed out within the e-book. For a number of entries, he comprises basic numerical examples and solved difficulties in order that readers could have a hands-on figuring out of the appliance of the law.
A sweeping survey of medical discovery in addition to an exciting portrait gallery of a few of the best minds in heritage, this very good quantity will interact all people drawn to technology and the actual international or within the astounding creativity of those really good thinkers.

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