Histories of Scientific Insights

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Lulu.com, 2007 - History - 384 pages
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Histories of Scientific Insights is a walk through time, from the birth of civilization to the present, looking at key discoveries, detailing the people and the context of those discoveries. The focus is on concepts we use daily about which we wonder occasionally where they came from.
 

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Contents

THE DISTANCE TO THE STARS
15
THE WORLD IN WHICH WE LIVE
36
ASTROLOGY
50
SUMERIAN CALENDAR
63
UNITS OF MEASUREMENT
79
FORCE POWER AND WORK
95
NICOLAS COPERNICUS 14731543
110
JOHANNES KEPLER 15711630
121
WHAT ABOUT FRACTIONS?
203
NUMBER π
218
GOOGOL AND ITS FRIENDS
231
MAGIC SQUARES
245
EUCLID 365 300 BC
254
LEONHARD EULER 17071783
269
TWODIMENSIONAL LINE? 276 SNOWFLAKES NAPKINS PYRAMIDS
282
SELFSIMILARITY
300

ISAAC NEWTON 1643 1727
134
ALBERT EINSTEIN 18791955
148
IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE NUMBER
163
ROMAN NUMERALS
177
ABOUT NUMBERS
190
MATHEMATICS AND FINE ART
315
GOLDEN SECTION IN NATURE
330
PYTHAGOREAN GEOMETRY
346
LEONARDO FIBONACCI LEONARDO PISANO 11751250
364
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