By Isaac Asimov
Asimov tells the tales in the back of the technological know-how: the boys and ladies who made the real discoveries and the way they did it. starting from Galilei, Achimedes, Newton and Einstein, he's taking the main advanced techniques and explains it in one of these method first-time reader at the topic feels convinced on his/her knowing.
Read or Download Asimov’s New Guide to Science PDF
Best science & mathematics books
Ebook through Eves, Howard
As Dr Maxwell writes in his preface to this ebook, his target has been to tutor via leisure. 'The normal conception is mistaken suggestion may possibly usually be uncovered extra convincingly by means of following it to its absurd end than by way of basically asserting the mistake and beginning back. hence a couple of by-ways seem which, it really is was hoping, may perhaps amuse the pro, and support to tempt again to the topic those that inspiration they have been becoming bored.
Semi-inner items, that may be evidently outlined as a rule Banach areas over the genuine or complicated quantity box, play a major position in describing the geometric houses of those areas. This new e-book dedicates 17 chapters to the learn of semi-inner items and its functions. The bibliography on the finish of every bankruptcy features a record of the papers brought up within the bankruptcy.
- Gap and Density Theorems (Colloquium Publications)
- Martinus Willem Beijerinck: His Life and his Work
- Iranian mathematics competitions, 1973-2007
- Narrative Approaches to the International Mathematical Problems
- Spectral Theory in Riemannian Geometry
- Schöne Sätze der Mathematik: Ein Überblick mit kurzen Beweisen
Extra info for Asimov’s New Guide to Science
In line with this concept of purity, we take almost ridiculous precautions to make sure that the contestants in the Olympic games are free of any taint of professionalism. The Greek rationalization for the “cult of uselessness” may similarly have been based on a feeling that to allow mundane knowledge (such liS the distance from Athens to Corinth) to intrude on abstract thought was 10 allow imperfection to enter the Eden of true philosophy. Whatever the rationalization, the Greek thinkers were severely limited by their attitude.
As early as 1440, a German scholar, Nicholas of Cusa, maintained that space was infinite, and that the stars were suns stretching outward in all directions without limit, each with a retinue of inhabited planets, That the stars did not look like suns but appeared as tiny specks of light, he attributed to their great distance. Unfortunately Nicholas had no evidence for these views but advanced them merely as opinion. The opinion seemed a wild one, and he was ignored. In 1718, however, the English astronomer Edmund Halley, who was working hard to make accurate telescopic determinations of the position of various stars in the sky, found that three of the brightest stars—Sirius, Procyon, and Arcturus—were not in the positions recorded by the Greek astronomers.
The Greek rationalization for the “cult of uselessness” may similarly have been based on a feeling that to allow mundane knowledge (such liS the distance from Athens to Corinth) to intrude on abstract thought was 10 allow imperfection to enter the Eden of true philosophy. Whatever the rationalization, the Greek thinkers were severely limited by their attitude. Greece was not barren of practical contributions to civilization, but even its great engineer, Archimedes of Syracuse, refused to write about his practical inventions and discoveries; to maintain his amateur status, he broadcast only his achievements in pure mathematics.