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

By Clifford Pickover

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 realizing of the universe.
Throughout this interesting publication, Clifford Pickover invitations us to proportion within the outstanding adventures of terrific, quirky, and passionate humans after whom those legislation are named. those lawgivers become a desirable, various, and occasionally eccentric crew of individuals. Many have been tremendous flexible polymaths--human dynamos with a doubtless endless provide of interest and effort and who labored in lots of varied components in technology. Others had non-conventional educations and displayed their strange abilities from an early age. a few skilled resistance to their rules, inflicting major own agony. Pickover examines greater than forty nice legislation, delivering short and cogent introductions to the technological know-how at the back of the legislation in addition to attractive biographies of such scientists as Newton, Faraday, Ohm, Curie, and Planck. all through, he comprises interesting, little-known tidbits in terms of the legislation or lawgiver, and he presents cross-references to different legislation or equations pointed out within the e-book. For numerous entries, he contains easy 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 fascinating portrait gallery of a few of the best minds in historical past, this significant quantity will interact every body attracted to technology and the actual global or within the fantastic creativity of those magnificent thinkers.

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