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 figuring out of the universe.
all through this interesting e-book, Clifford Pickover invitations us to proportion within the awesome adventures of extraordinary, quirky, and passionate humans after whom those legislation are named. those lawgivers turn into a desirable, assorted, and occasionally eccentric workforce of individuals. Many have been tremendous flexible polymaths--human dynamos with a probably limitless provide of interest and effort and who labored in lots of assorted 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 pain. Pickover examines greater than forty nice legislation, offering 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 comprises interesting, little-known tidbits when it comes to the legislation or lawgiver, and he offers cross-references to different legislation or equations pointed out within the e-book. For a number of entries, he contains basic numerical examples and solved difficulties in order that readers could have a hands-on knowing of the applying of the law.
A sweeping survey of clinical discovery in addition to an exciting portrait gallery of a few of the best minds in heritage, this outstanding quantity will have interaction every person attracted to technological know-how and the actual global or within the fantastic creativity of those tremendous thinkers.
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Archimedes to Hawking: Laws of Science and the Great Minds Behind Them by Clifford Pickover