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' 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 realizing of the universe.
all through this interesting ebook, Clifford Pickover invitations us to percentage within the impressive adventures of remarkable, quirky, and passionate humans after whom those legislation are named. those lawgivers turn into a desirable, assorted, and infrequently 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 various components in technological know-how. Others had non-conventional educations and displayed their strange abilities from an early age. a few skilled resistance to their rules, inflicting major own ache. 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 attractive biographies of such scientists as Newton, Faraday, Ohm, Curie, and Planck. all through, he comprises attention-grabbing, little-known tidbits in terms of the legislations 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 realizing 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 tremendous quantity will interact every body attracted to technological know-how and the actual global or within the impressive creativity of those remarkable thinkers.

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