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Galileo Galilei Many individuals in history have been accredited for numerous accomplishments like Galileo Galilei, the first known physicist. Although he was not considered a physicist in his time, he provided procedures and results that lie at the heart of what is known today as physics. In Galileo Galilei, James MacLachlan explores the personality, thought processes, scientific discoveries, and life of an important figure who helped to shape our understanding of the natural world. As

Albert Einstein was born in Germany on March 14, 1879.As a kid he had trouble learning to speak. His parents thought that he might be mentally retarded. He was not smart in school. He suffered under the learning methods that they used in the schools of Germany at that time so he was never able to finish his studies. In 1894 his father's business had failed and the family moved to Milan, Italy. Einstein who had grown interested in science, went to Zurich, Switzerland, to enter a famous tec

ALBERT EINSTEIN Albert Einstein was born in Germany on March 14, 1879.As a kid he had trouble learning to speak. His parents thought that he might be mentally retarded. He was not smart in school. He suffered under the learning methods that they used in the schools of Germany at that time so he was never able to finish his studies. In 1894 his father's business had failed and the family moved to Milan, Italy. Einstein who had grown interested in science, went to Zurich, Switzerland,

Design This is the argument that the universe exhibits evidence of design because it contains order, complexity and life. The person using this argument simply assumes that without a creator, the universe could not contain order, complexity and life. Why? Since the universe is all that we know of, the entirety of our experience, we have no way of understanding how a "designed" universe would compare to an "undesigned" universe. However, we do understand how natural physical forces oper

Biography of Albert Einstein Albert Einstein is known all over the world as a brilliant theoretical physicist and the founder of the theory of relatively. He is perhaps the greatest scientist of the 20th century. While most of the people do not understand this man s work, everyone knows that its impact on the world of science and physics is enormous. Yes, many have heard of Albert Einstein s General Theory of relativity, but few know about his interesting life that led this great scientist t

Individuals love to go to the amusement parks and try out the rides that are available. The most common and thrilling ride is the roller coaster. An amusement park is not an amusement park if it does not contain a roller coaster. What makes these roller coasters so fun that every amuse parks has one. A lot of people would say it is their extreme high speeds that makes it very exciting. That is a valid answer, but it is the wrong answer. The speed has nothing to do with the excitement.

String theory is one of the most exciting and profound developments in modern theoretical physics. Unfortunately it is a highly technical subject that can only be well understood using the tools of Quantum Field Theory. It also doesn't hurt to know some mathematics like Group Theory, Differential Geometry, and Algebraic Geometry. Needless to say this is prohibitive for most people who are far too busy doing other things. String theory is to be a theory of quantum gravity, then the ave

Why Is There Gravity? When you pick up a stone and release it falls to the ground. This seemingly simple concept has been known throughout history as gravitation. Isaac Newton managed to explain gravity in terms of its effects, but few have come up with a working explanation for the driving force behind it. The mysterious nature of some of the more peculiar effects of gravity, as well as the simple ones, indicate that explaining why there is gravity will be a long, difficult, yet intriguin

Airflow over an airfoil Flight is one of the most important achievements of mankind. We owe this achievement to the invention of the airfoil and understanding the physics that allow it to lift enormous weights into the sky. All flight is the result of forces acting upon the wings of an airplane that allow it to counteract gravity. Contrary to popular belief, the Bernoulli principle is not responsible for most of the lift generated by an airplanes wings. Rather, the lift is created by air

Since our "creation", man has always been interested in nature and her inner workings because she is what is all around us. Man's curiosity has lead him to physics, "the study of all of nature", because he is interested in what laws govern nature and how everything came to be as it is now. Scientists have been devising laws and formulas to explain the universe for centuries, but these laws all seem to be approximations that break down in certain situations. Now there is a new theory