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Archimedes to Hawking : laws of science and the great minds behind them, Clifford A. Pickover
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 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
 Language
 eng
 Extent
 ix, 514 p.
 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  17001800  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  18001900  Dalton's law of partial pressures, 1801  Henry's gas law, 1802  GayLussac's law of combining gas volumes, 1808  Avogadro's gas law, 1811  Brewster's law of light polarization, 1815  The DulongPetit law of specific heats, 1819  The BiotSavart 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 WiedemannFranz law of conductivity, 1853  Fick's laws of diffusion, 1855  BuysBallot'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 CurieWeiss 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 farranging second set of eponymous laws, 16001700, 17001800, 18001900,1900 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
 Isbn
 9780195336115
 Label
 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
 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
 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  17001800  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  18001900  Dalton's law of partial pressures, 1801  Henry's gas law, 1802  GayLussac's law of combining gas volumes, 1808  Avogadro's gas law, 1811  Brewster's law of light polarization, 1815  The DulongPetit law of specific heats, 1819  The BiotSavart 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 WiedemannFranz law of conductivity, 1853  Fick's laws of diffusion, 1855  BuysBallot'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 CurieWeiss 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 farranging second set of eponymous laws, 16001700, 17001800, 18001900,1900 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
 (acidfree 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
 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  17001800  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  18001900  Dalton's law of partial pressures, 1801  Henry's gas law, 1802  GayLussac's law of combining gas volumes, 1808  Avogadro's gas law, 1811  Brewster's law of light polarization, 1815  The DulongPetit law of specific heats, 1819  The BiotSavart 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 WiedemannFranz law of conductivity, 1853  Fick's laws of diffusion, 1855  BuysBallot'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 CurieWeiss 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 farranging second set of eponymous laws, 16001700, 17001800, 18001900,1900 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
 (acidfree paper)
 Lccn
 2007051167
 Other physical details
 ill.
 System control number
 (OCoLC)184906210
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