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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 pages
 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 ; Ampère'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  Eötvös'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
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 9780195336115
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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
 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
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 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
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 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
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 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 ; Ampère'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  Eötvös'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
 Dimensions
 25 cm.
 Extent
 ix, 514 pages
 Isbn
 9780195336115
 Isbn Type
 (acidfree paper)
 Lccn
 2007051167
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 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
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 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
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 ocn184906210
 (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
 Carrier category
 volume
 Carrier category code

 nc
 Carrier MARC source
 rdacarrier
 Content category
 text
 Content type code

 txt
 Content type MARC source
 rdacontent
 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 ; Ampère'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  Eötvös'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
 Dimensions
 25 cm.
 Extent
 ix, 514 pages
 Isbn
 9780195336115
 Isbn Type
 (acidfree paper)
 Lccn
 2007051167
 Media category
 unmediated
 Media MARC source
 rdamedia
 Media type code

 n
 Other physical details
 illustrations
 System control number

 ocn184906210
 (OCoLC)184906210
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