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 attention-grabbing publication, Clifford Pickover invitations us to proportion within the remarkable adventures of significant, quirky, and passionate humans after whom those legislation are named. those lawgivers grow to be a desirable, assorted, and occasionally eccentric staff of individuals. Many have been super flexible polymaths--human dynamos with a probably countless provide of interest and effort and who labored in lots of varied parts 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 attention-grabbing, little-known tidbits on the subject 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 basic 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 background, this awesome quantity will have interaction everybody attracted to technology and the actual international or within the fabulous creativity of those amazing thinkers.

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