Download e-book for kindle: Archimedes to Hawking: Laws of Science and the Great Minds by Clifford Pickover

By Clifford Pickover

ISBN-10: 0195336119

ISBN-13: 9780195336115

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.
Throughout this interesting ebook, Clifford Pickover invitations us to percentage within the remarkable adventures of remarkable, quirky, and passionate humans after whom those legislation are named. those lawgivers grow to be a desirable, varied, and infrequently eccentric crew of individuals. Many have been tremendous flexible polymaths--human dynamos with a likely countless provide of interest and effort and who labored in lots of assorted parts in technological know-how. Others had non-conventional educations and displayed their strange skills from an early age. a few skilled resistance to their principles, inflicting major own suffering. 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 attractive biographies of such scientists as Newton, Faraday, Ohm, Curie, and Planck. all through, he contains attention-grabbing, little-known tidbits on the subject of the legislation or lawgiver, and he offers cross-references to different legislation or equations pointed out within the e-book. For numerous entries, he comprises easy numerical examples and solved difficulties in order that readers may have a hands-on knowing of the applying of the law.
A sweeping survey of clinical discovery in addition to an fascinating portrait gallery of a few of the best minds in historical past, this tremendous quantity will interact every person drawn to technology and the actual international or within the fabulous creativity of those awesome thinkers.

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