The Resource Quirky sides of scientists : true tales of ingenuity and error from physics and astronomy, David R. Topper, (electronic resource)

Quirky sides of scientists : true tales of ingenuity and error from physics and astronomy, David R. Topper, (electronic resource)

Label
Quirky sides of scientists : true tales of ingenuity and error from physics and astronomy
Title
Quirky sides of scientists
Title remainder
true tales of ingenuity and error from physics and astronomy
Statement of responsibility
David R. Topper
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
GW5XE
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Quirky sides of scientists : true tales of ingenuity and error from physics and astronomy, David R. Topper, (electronic resource)
Link
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-71019-8
Publication
Note
Popular treatment
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • ERDC_VBG
Color
multicolored
Contents
Tenacity and stubbornness: Einstein on theory and experiment -- Convergence or coincidence: ancient measurements of the sun and moon, how far? -- The rationality of simplicity: Copernicus on planetary motion -- A silence of scientists: Venus's brightness, Earth's precession, and the nebula in Orion -- Progress through error: stars and quasars, how big, how far? -- The data fit the model but the model is wrong: Kepler and the structure of the cosmos -- Art illustrates science: Galileo, a blemished moon, and a parabola of blood -- Ensnared in circles: Galileo and the law of projectile motion -- Aesthetics and holism: Newton on light, color, and music -- Missing one's own discovery: Newton and the first idea of an artificial satellite -- A change of mind: Newton and the comet(s?) of 1680 and 1681 -- A well-nigh discovery: Einstein and the expanding universe
Control code
ocn191465410
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 210 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780387710198
Other physical details
ill
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u184533
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(Sirsi) o191465410

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