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' legislation 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 notable adventures of amazing, quirky, and passionate humans after whom those legislation are named. those lawgivers change into a desirable, various, and occasionally eccentric staff of individuals. Many have been tremendous flexible polymaths--human dynamos with a possible countless provide of interest and effort and who labored in lots of various components 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 discomfort. Pickover examines greater than forty nice legislation, supplying short and cogent introductions to the technological know-how 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 in relation to the legislations or lawgiver, and he presents cross-references to different legislation or equations pointed out within the ebook. For a number of entries, he contains basic numerical examples and solved difficulties in order that readers may have a hands-on figuring out of the appliance of the law.
A sweeping survey of clinical discovery in addition to an interesting portrait gallery of a few of the best minds in historical past, this remarkable quantity will have interaction each person attracted to technological know-how and the actual international or within the miraculous creativity of those terrific thinkers.
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Archimedes to Hawking: Laws of Science and the Great Minds Behind Them by Clifford Pickover