A Dictionary of Scientists (Oxford Paperback Reference) by John Daintith, Derek Gjertsen

By John Daintith, Derek Gjertsen

For scientists of every age it is a nice ebook with concise descriptions of 100's of scientists from the Greeks onwards. a quick description in their kin heritage, whilst born and died is by means of all you must understand, approximately their major clinical endeavors. There are few visible omissions yet i have to carry to job the editors for now not directory might be the best British chemist of the 19th century - Sir Joseph Wilson Swan (inventor of the electrical gentle bulb; smooth photographic paper and the creation of polymeric fibres).

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The Danish physicist Hans Christian Oersted had made the important experimental discovery that a current passing through a wire could cause the movement of a manetic compass needle. Ampère witnessed a demonstration of electromagnetism by François Arago at the Academy of Science on 11 September, 1820. He set to work immediately on his own investigations, and within seven days was able to report the results of his experiments. In a succession of presentations to the academy in the next four months, he developed a mathematical theory to explain the interaction between electricity and magnetism, to which he gave the name 'electrodynamics' (now more commonly: electromagnetism) to distinguish it from the study of stationary electric forces, which he christened 'electrostatics'.

They began work in 1972, but it was not until 1976 that they were satisfied with their analysis and their program. It took more than 1200 hours of computer time to prove the theorem. Appleton, Sir Edward Victor (1892-1965) British Physicist Appleton was born in Bradford and studied physics at Cambridge University from 1910 to 1913. During World War L while he was serving in the Royal Engineers, he developed the interest in radio that was to influence his later research. After the war he returned to Cambridge and worked in the Cavendish Laboratory from 1920.

190 BC) Greek Mathematician Apollonius moved from his birthplace Perga (now in Turkey) to study in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, possibly under pupils of Euclid. Later he taught in Alexandria himself. One of the great Greek geometers, Apollonius's major work was in the study of conic sections and the only one of his many works to have survived is his eight-book work on this subject, the Conics. Apollonius's work on conics makes full use of the work of his predecessors, notably Euclid and Conon of Samos, but it is a great advance in terms of its thoroughness and systematic treatment.

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