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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
Title
Archimedes to Hawking
Title remainder
laws of science and the great minds behind them
Statement of responsibility
Clifford A. Pickover
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Describes the lives and works of scientific lawgivers in chronological order, from Newton to Faraday, Ohm, and Hawking, covering over forty eponymous laws, their relation to theory, and the geographical distribution of great scientific minds
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pickover, Clifford A
Dewey number
  • 509.2/2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q175.32.R45
LC item number
P53 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Physical laws
  • Science
  • Science
  • Scientists
Label
Archimedes to Hawking : laws of science and the great minds behind them, Clifford A. Pickover
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [501]-503) and index
Contents
  • Introduction and backdrop -- The laws of nature -- The lawgivers -- Is it fair to name a law after a person? -- Theories and laws -- Do we discover or invent laws? -- Simple mathematics and reality -- What is reality really? -- Book organization and purpose -- Distribution of law discovers through time -- Where the lawgivers lived -- When will the last law be discovered? -- 250 B.C.-1700 A.D. -- Archimedes' principle of buoyancy, c. 250 B.C. -- Kepler's laws of planetary motion, 1609 and 1618 -- Snell's law of refraction, 1621 -- Hooke's law of elasticity, 1660 -- Boyle's gas law, 1662 -- Newton's laws of motion, gravitation, and cooling, 1687 and 1701 -- 1700-1800 -- Bernoulli's law of fluid dynamics, 1738 -- Lambert's law of emission, 1760 -- Bode's law of planetary distances, 1766 -- Coulomb's law of electrostatics, 1785 -- Charles's gas law, 1787 -- 1800-1900 -- Dalton's law of partial pressures, 1801 -- Henry's gas law, 1802 -- Gay-Lussac's law of combining gas volumes, 1808 -- Avogadro's gas law, 1811 -- Brewster's law of light polarization, 1815 -- The Dulong-Petit law of specific heats, 1819 -- The Biot-Savart law of magnetic force, 1820 -- Fourier's law of heat conduction, 1822 -- Ampere's circuital law of electromagnetism, 1825 -- Ohm's law of electricity, 1827 -- Graham's law of effusion, 1829 -- Faraday's laws of induction and electrolysis, 1831 and 1833 -- Gauss's laws of electricity and magnetism, 1835 -- Poiseuille's law of fluid flow, 1840 -- Joule's law of electric heating, 1840
  • Kirchhoff's electrical circuit and thermal radiation laws, 1845 and 1859 -- Clausius's law of thermodynamics, 1850 -- Stoke's law of viscosity, 1851 -- Beer's law of absorption, 1852 -- The Wiedemann-Franz law of conductivity, 1853 -- Fick's laws of diffusion, 1855 -- Buys-Ballot's wind and pressure law, 1857 -- Eotvos's law of capillarity, 1866 -- Kohlrausch's laws of conductivity, 1874 and 1875 -- Curie's magnetism law and the Curie-Weiss law, 1895, generalized in 1907 -- 1900 and beyond -- Planck's law of radiation, 1900 -- Bragg's law of crystal diffraction, 1913 -- Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, 1927 -- Hubble's law of cosmic expansion, 1929 -- The great contenders which says farewell to the laws and lawgivers by cataloging a far-ranging second set of eponymous laws, 1600-1700, 1700-1800, 1800-1900,1900 and beyond -- Final comments on the beauty of mathematics in science -- The beauty of mathematics -- Great equations of science -- Listmania and human achievement -- "The greatest equations ever" -- Nicaragua postage stamp list -- Physics and religion
Control code
ocn184906210
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 514 p.
Isbn
9780195336115
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2007051167
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)184906210
Label
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
Contents
  • Introduction and backdrop -- The laws of nature -- The lawgivers -- Is it fair to name a law after a person? -- Theories and laws -- Do we discover or invent laws? -- Simple mathematics and reality -- What is reality really? -- Book organization and purpose -- Distribution of law discovers through time -- Where the lawgivers lived -- When will the last law be discovered? -- 250 B.C.-1700 A.D. -- Archimedes' principle of buoyancy, c. 250 B.C. -- Kepler's laws of planetary motion, 1609 and 1618 -- Snell's law of refraction, 1621 -- Hooke's law of elasticity, 1660 -- Boyle's gas law, 1662 -- Newton's laws of motion, gravitation, and cooling, 1687 and 1701 -- 1700-1800 -- Bernoulli's law of fluid dynamics, 1738 -- Lambert's law of emission, 1760 -- Bode's law of planetary distances, 1766 -- Coulomb's law of electrostatics, 1785 -- Charles's gas law, 1787 -- 1800-1900 -- Dalton's law of partial pressures, 1801 -- Henry's gas law, 1802 -- Gay-Lussac's law of combining gas volumes, 1808 -- Avogadro's gas law, 1811 -- Brewster's law of light polarization, 1815 -- The Dulong-Petit law of specific heats, 1819 -- The Biot-Savart law of magnetic force, 1820 -- Fourier's law of heat conduction, 1822 -- Ampere's circuital law of electromagnetism, 1825 -- Ohm's law of electricity, 1827 -- Graham's law of effusion, 1829 -- Faraday's laws of induction and electrolysis, 1831 and 1833 -- Gauss's laws of electricity and magnetism, 1835 -- Poiseuille's law of fluid flow, 1840 -- Joule's law of electric heating, 1840
  • Kirchhoff's electrical circuit and thermal radiation laws, 1845 and 1859 -- Clausius's law of thermodynamics, 1850 -- Stoke's law of viscosity, 1851 -- Beer's law of absorption, 1852 -- The Wiedemann-Franz law of conductivity, 1853 -- Fick's laws of diffusion, 1855 -- Buys-Ballot's wind and pressure law, 1857 -- Eotvos's law of capillarity, 1866 -- Kohlrausch's laws of conductivity, 1874 and 1875 -- Curie's magnetism law and the Curie-Weiss law, 1895, generalized in 1907 -- 1900 and beyond -- Planck's law of radiation, 1900 -- Bragg's law of crystal diffraction, 1913 -- Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, 1927 -- Hubble's law of cosmic expansion, 1929 -- The great contenders which says farewell to the laws and lawgivers by cataloging a far-ranging second set of eponymous laws, 1600-1700, 1700-1800, 1800-1900,1900 and beyond -- Final comments on the beauty of mathematics in science -- The beauty of mathematics -- Great equations of science -- Listmania and human achievement -- "The greatest equations ever" -- Nicaragua postage stamp list -- Physics and religion
Control code
ocn184906210
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 514 p.
Isbn
9780195336115
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2007051167
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)184906210

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