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The Resource Archimedes to Hawking : laws of science and the great minds behind them, Clifford A. Pickover

Archimedes to Hawking : laws of science and the great minds behind them, Clifford A. Pickover

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Archimedes to Hawking : laws of science and the great minds behind them
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Archimedes to Hawking
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laws of science and the great minds behind them
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Clifford A. Pickover
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eng
Summary
"Archimedes to Hawking takes the reader on a journey across the centuries as it explores the eponymous physical laws - from Archimedes' Law of Buoyancy and Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion to Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle and Hubble's Law of Cosmic Expansion - whose ramifications have profoundly altered our everyday lives and our understanding of the universe." "Throughout this fascinating book, Clifford Pickover invites us to share in the amazing adventures of brilliant, quirky, and passionate people after whom these laws are named. These lawgivers turn out to be a fascinating, diverse, and sometimes eccentric group of people. Many were extremely versatile polymaths - human dynamos with a seemingly infinite supply of curiosity and energy and who worked in many different areas in science. Others had non-conventional educations and displayed their unusual talents from an early age. Some experienced resistance to their ideas, causing significant personal anguish. Pickover examines more than forty great laws, providing brief and cogent introductions to the science behind the laws as well as engaging biographies of such scientists as Newton, Faraday, Ohm, Curie, and Planck. Throughout, he includes fascinating, little-known tidbits relating to the law or lawgiver, and he provides cross-references to other laws or equations mentioned in the book. For several entries, he includes simple numerical examples and solved problems so that readers can have a hands-on understanding of the application of the law." "A sweeping survey of scientific discovery as well as an intriguing portrait gallery of some of the greatest minds in history, this superb volume will engage everyone interested in science and the physical world or in the dazzling creativity of these brilliant thinkers."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
A fascinating account of some of the greatest ideas of history takes readers on a journey across the centuries as it explores the eponymous physical laws whose ramifications have altered our everyday lives and our understanding of the universe
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contains biographical information
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252761
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OCoLC
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Pickover, Clifford A
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509.22
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Physical laws
  • Science
  • Science
  • Scientists
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adult
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laws of science and the great minds behind them
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Archimedes to Hawking : laws of science and the great minds behind them, Clifford A. Pickover
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [501]-503) and index
Control code
000042475131
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 514 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780195336115
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(hbk.)
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ill.
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Archimedes to Hawking : laws of science and the great minds behind them, Clifford A. Pickover
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [501]-503) and index
Control code
000042475131
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 514 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780195336115
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

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