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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' 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.
Throughout this interesting booklet, Clifford Pickover invitations us to percentage within the striking adventures of fabulous, quirky, and passionate humans after whom those legislation are named. those lawgivers change into a desirable, varied, and occasionally eccentric workforce of individuals. Many have been super flexible polymaths--human dynamos with a likely countless provide of interest and effort and who labored in lots of assorted parts in technology. Others had non-conventional educations and displayed their strange skills 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 in the back of the legislation in addition to attractive biographies of such scientists as Newton, Faraday, Ohm, Curie, and Planck. all through, he comprises interesting, little-known tidbits in relation to the legislations or lawgiver, and he offers cross-references to different legislation or equations pointed out within the booklet. For numerous entries, he contains uncomplicated 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 medical discovery in addition to an exciting portrait gallery of a few of the best minds in background, this very good quantity will have interaction each person attracted to technology and the actual international or within the astounding creativity of those tremendous thinkers.

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