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Famous in STEM - The Greatest PhysicistsWhether you're an aspiring scientist, a seasoned physicist, or simply an intrigued reader, 'The Greatest Physicists' illuminates the extraordinary achievements of these figures and their profound impact on our world. Prepare to be enthralled by the epic tale of physics and the pioneers who charted its course.Physicists Featured:
SIR ISAAC NEWTON, NIKOLA TESLA, MARIE CURIE, ALBERT EINSTEIN, DANIEL BERNOULLI
GALILEO GALILEI, MICHAEL FARADAY, MAX PLANCK, STEPHEN HAWKING, NIELS BOHR, JAMES C. MAXWELL, OLE RØMER, ERNEST RUTHERFORD, RICHARD FEYNMAN, ALESSANDRO VOLTA, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, ARCHIMEDES, HEINRICH HERTZ, JOHANNES KEPLER, GEORG OHM, J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER, ENRICO FERMI, SIR JAMES CHADWICK, ANTOINE HENRI BECQUEREL, J. J. THOMSON, THOMAS EDISON

Famous in STEM. The greatest physicists

ISAAC NEWTON

Newton's most renowned contributions were in physics and mathematics. In his Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica published in 1687, Newton formulated his three laws of motion, described gravity as an attractive force between any two masses, and introduced the concept of inertia to explain why objects resist changes in motion. Suddenly, the complex, unpredictable motions of the heavens followed clear mathematical laws that Newton had revealed. These are fundamental principles still taught in physics classrooms today.Newton's laws of motion
The first law, also known as the law of inertia, suggests that an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless...

NIKOLA TESLA

The disagreement between Edison’s DC power and Tesla’s AC power culminated in the “War of Currents,”. In 1893, Tesla and George Westinghouse (an American electrical engineer) won the bid to illuminate the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago using AC power, beating out Edison's DC power. This was a turning point for the adoption of AC power systems worldwide. However, Edison and others fought against the spread of AC power for years. The "War of Currents" eventually ended in a victory for Tesla and Westinghouse, as it was more efficient over long distances and safer to transmit than Edison's DC.However, Tesla’s genius wasn’t confined to electricity. In the late 1880s and early 1890s, Tesla invented and patented several technologies that...

Famous in STEM Mathematical Masterminds

Mathematical Masterminds' unlocks the captivating world of mathematics through the eyes of its most brilliant thinkers. Inside, readers will find succinct biographies of legendary mathematicians, uncovering their groundbreaking achievements and the stories behind them. From Euler's Identity to Gauss' normal distributions, each page is a tribute to the innovators who've shaped our understanding of the universe. Perfect for students, educators, or anyone intrigued by the power of numbers, this collection might just leave you pondering: what else awaits discovery in the boundless realm of mathematics?Mathematicians Featured:
CARL FRIEDRICH GAUSS, BLAISE PASCAL, ALAN TURING, LEONHARD EULER, PAUL ERDŐS, ERATOSTHENES, PYTHAGORAS, FIBONACCI, EUCLID, GIROLAMO CARDANO, SRINIVASA RAMANUJAN, PIERRE SIMON LAPLACE, BERNHARD RIEMANN, PIERRE DE FERMAT
KATHERINE JOHNSON, HENRI POINCARÉ, GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ, ADA LOVELACE, TERENCE TAO, JOHN NASH, GEORGE CANTOR, JOHN VON NEUMANN, JOSEPH-LOUIS LAGRANGE

Famous in STEM. The greatest physicists

KATHERINE JOHNSON

Born in a time of racial segregation and limited opportunities for women, particularly in the sciences, Johnson's journey to NASA supporting the Mercury and Apollo missions, where she was a pivotal figure, is a remarkable story of perseverance, brilliance, and boundary-breaking.
One of her most notable contributions was during the Friendship 7 mission to orbit Earth, which astronaut John Glenn was to pilot. Glenn didn't trust the new electronic computing machines, which replaced the human computers, to calculate his trajectory correctly. He asked engineers to "get the girl"—referring to Johnson—to validate the calculations. Only after Johnson confirmed the computations did Glenn proceed with his mission, which turned out to be a great success...

ALAN TURING

During World War II, Turing worked as a codebreaker at Bletchley Park, Britain's top-secret code-breaking center. He played a vital role in deciphering the messages encrypted by the German machine "Enigma," which was considered unbreakable.
The Enigma machine was a device used for encryption and decryption, most famously by Germany during World War II. Its purpose was to protect sensitive military, diplomatic, and other communications from being read by the enemy.
How did Turing crack the Enigma? He built an electromechanical machine, known as the "Bombe," which significantly reduced the work of codebreakers. It's estimated that Turing's work shortened the war by more than two years, saving countless lives. Even Winston Churchill praised Turing's work, saying it was critical to the Allied victory...

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