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Elegance in science : the beauty of simplicity

Author: Ian Glynn
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The elegance in science is not always obvious, but it does play an important role. Here, Ian Glynn selects historical examples from a wide range of sciences to draw out the principle of elegance,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Glynn
ISBN: 9780199668816 0199668817 9780199578627 0199578621
OCLC Number: 827403541
Description: 271 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: 1. The meaning of elegance ; 2. Celestial mechanics ; 3. Bringing the heavens down to Earth ; 4. So what is heat? ; 5. Elegance and electricity ; 6. Throwing light on light ; 7. How do nerves work? ; 8. Information handling in the brain ; 9. The genetic code: a hundred years of decoding ; 10. Epilogue: a cautionary tale
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An erudite book...Well illustrated and full of historical anecdote and background, this is an elegant volume indeed. * Serge Daan, Nature * ...there is a wealth of historical information packed in Read more...

 
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