Quirky Sides of Scientists: True Tales of Ingenuity and Error from Physics and Astronomy (Hardback)
  • Quirky Sides of Scientists: True Tales of Ingenuity and Error from Physics and Astronomy (Hardback)

Quirky Sides of Scientists: True Tales of Ingenuity and Error from Physics and Astronomy (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 10/07/2007
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These historical narratives of scientific behavior reveal the often irrational way scientists arrive at and assess their theories. There are stories of Einstein's stubbornness leading him to reject a correct interpretation of an experiment and miss an important deduction from his own theory, and Newton missing the important deduction from one of his most celebrated discoveries. This enlightening book clearly demonstrates that the greatest minds throughout history arrived at their famous scientific theories in very unorganized ways and they often did not fully grasp the significance and implications of their own work.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9780387710181

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