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The Resource Great calculations : a surprising look behind 50 scientific inquiries, Colin Pask

Great calculations : a surprising look behind 50 scientific inquiries, Colin Pask

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Great calculations : a surprising look behind 50 scientific inquiries
Title
Great calculations
Title remainder
a surprising look behind 50 scientific inquiries
Statement of responsibility
Colin Pask
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Science is based not only on observation and experiment, but on theory as well. As Einstein said, "Theory tells us what to measure." And theories are often crystallized into succinct calculations, like those made using Einstein's famous E = mc2. This book looks at fifty such great calculations, exploring how and why they were developed and assessing their impact on the history of science."--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
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1943-
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Pask, Colin
Dewey number
510
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA99
LC item number
.P385 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics
  • Angewandte Mathematik
  • Exakte Wissenschaften
  • Physik
  • Astronomie
Label
Great calculations : a surprising look behind 50 scientific inquiries, Colin Pask
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-406) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fifty questions for the calculations to answers -- Introduction -- Ancient mathematics -- Steps into modern mathematics -- Our world -- The solar system: the first mathematical models -- The solar system: into the modern era -- The universe -- About us -- Light -- Building blocks -- Nuclear and particle physics -- Methods and motion -- Evaluation
Control code
ocn893016856
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
414 pages
Isbn
9781633880283
Lccn
2015001967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o893016856
  • (OCoLC)893016856
Label
Great calculations : a surprising look behind 50 scientific inquiries, Colin Pask
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-406) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fifty questions for the calculations to answers -- Introduction -- Ancient mathematics -- Steps into modern mathematics -- Our world -- The solar system: the first mathematical models -- The solar system: into the modern era -- The universe -- About us -- Light -- Building blocks -- Nuclear and particle physics -- Methods and motion -- Evaluation
Control code
ocn893016856
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
414 pages
Isbn
9781633880283
Lccn
2015001967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o893016856
  • (OCoLC)893016856

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