Einstein's heroes : imagining the world through the language of mathematics (eBook, 2006) [WorldCat.org]
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Einstein's heroes : imagining the world through the language of mathematics

Author: Robyn Arianrhod
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Blending science, history, and biography, this remarkable book illuminates the life and work of three of Albert Einstein's heroes: Isaac Newton, Michael Faraday, and especially James Clerk Maxwell,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Popular works
Biography
Named Person: James Clerk Maxwell; Albert Einstein; Albert Einstein; James Clerk Maxwell
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robyn Arianrhod
ISBN: 9780195308907 0195308905
OCLC Number: 1110153375
Notes: Originally published: St. Lucia, Qld. : UQP, 2003.
Description: 323 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: A seamless intertwining --
A reluctant revolutionary --
Beetles, strings and sealing wax --
The nature of physics --
The language of physics --
Why Newton held the world in thrall --
Rites of passage --
A fledgling physicist --
Electromagnetic controversy --
Mathematics as language --
The magical synthesis of algebra an geometry --
Maxwell's mathematical language --
Maxwell's rainbow --
Imagining the world with the language of mathematics: a revolution in physics.
Responsibility: Robyn Arianrhod.

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Open-minded students will come away from reading Einstein's Heroes with a newfound appreciation of the role of scientific inquiry and insight in the larger human enterprise-and hopefully, will Read more...

 
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