Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Remarkable Physicists: From Galileo to Yukawa by Ioan James

This excellent read offered brief, but insightful biographies on 50 of the top physicists from the 16th century to the present. Beginning with Galileo and ending with Yukawa, this book was eye opening as it clearly presented discoveries by physicists that literally changed the world as we understand it. From chemistry to electromagnetism, from mathematics to quantum physics, from relativity to thermodynamics and beyond, this book was loaded with examples of pure brain power and genius, yet exposed some of the petty weaknesses and failures that even these great physicists faced as they strived to promote themselves and their ideas to the great societies of mathematicians, physicists, and universities of the world.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: QC 15.J36 2004
3rd Floor Science & Technology Library
Review submitted by: Kevin Ross, Associate Dean, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Highly Recommended

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