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 knowing of the universe.
Throughout this attention-grabbing e-book, Clifford Pickover invitations us to proportion within the extraordinary adventures of fantastic, quirky, and passionate humans after whom those legislation are named. those lawgivers turn into a desirable, different, and occasionally eccentric team of individuals. Many have been tremendous flexible polymaths--human dynamos with a doubtless 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 skills from an early age. a few skilled resistance to their rules, inflicting major own soreness. 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 attention-grabbing, little-known tidbits in relation to the legislation or lawgiver, and he offers cross-references to different legislation or equations pointed out within the ebook. For a number of 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 exciting portrait gallery of a few of the best minds in heritage, this impressive quantity will interact everybody drawn to technology and the actual global or within the wonderful creativity of those very good thinkers.

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