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 legislations of Cosmic Expansion--whose ramifications have profoundly altered our daily lives and our knowing of the universe.
Throughout this interesting booklet, Clifford Pickover invitations us to percentage within the striking adventures of marvelous, quirky, and passionate humans after whom those legislation are named. those lawgivers turn into a desirable, different, and infrequently eccentric crew of individuals. Many have been tremendous flexible polymaths--human dynamos with a likely limitless provide of interest and effort and who labored in lots of assorted components 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 agony. Pickover examines greater than forty nice legislation, supplying short and cogent introductions to the technology at the back of the legislation in addition to enticing biographies of such scientists as Newton, Faraday, Ohm, Curie, and Planck. all through, he comprises attention-grabbing, little-known tidbits in relation to the legislations 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 could have a hands-on knowing of the appliance of the law.
A sweeping survey of medical discovery in addition to an fascinating portrait gallery of a few of the best minds in heritage, this fantastic quantity will have interaction each person attracted to technological know-how and the actual international or within the fantastic creativity of those magnificent thinkers.

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