Elegance in science : the beauty of simplicity

Author
Other titles
  • Beauty of simplicity.
  • Ebook Central
Published
  • Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press 2010
Physical description
xvii, 271 p. : ill.
ISBN
  • 9780191507120 (Proquest Ebook Central)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Audience
  • Specialized.
Contents
  • The meaning of elegance -- Celestial mechanics : the route to Newton -- Bringing the heavens down to earth -- So what is heat? -- Elegance and electricity -- Throwing light on light : with the story of Thomas Young -- How do nerves work? -- Information handling in the brain -- The genetic code -- Epilogue : a cautionary tale.
Other names
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • History.
  • Illustrated
  • text
Language
  • English

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