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The Resource Huygens : the man behind the principle, C.D. Andriesse ; translated by Sally Miedema

Huygens : the man behind the principle, C.D. Andriesse ; translated by Sally Miedema

Label
Huygens : the man behind the principle
Title
Huygens
Title remainder
the man behind the principle
Statement of responsibility
C.D. Andriesse ; translated by Sally Miedema
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
Summary
"Huygens: The Man Behind the Principle is the story of the great seventeenth-century Dutch mathematician and physicist, Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695). As his first complete biography ever written in English, this book describes in detail how Huygens arrived at discoveries and inventions that are often ascribed incorrectly to his younger contemporary, Newton. At the same time, it paints a vivid picture of Huygens' youth and adulthood, and points to the many fruits of his science." "Huygens played a key role in the 'scientific revolution', and the Huygens Principle on the wave theory of light helped establish his reputation. The discovery of Saturn's rings and the invention of the pendulum clock made him so famous that he was invited to be the first director of the French Academy of Science, but his busy life as director teetered on the edge of powerlessness." "Despite Huygens' many achievements, no complete biography has been published previously in English, a consequence of his Dutch origins and of the fact that many important aspects of his life were documented only in Dutch. This book gives scientists and historians the opportunity to learn more about all aspects of Huygens' life and work while bringing his story to a wider audience."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Andriesse, Cornelis Dirk
Dewey number
  • 500.2/092
  • B
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Dutch
LC call number
Q143.H96
LC item number
A6413 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 100
NLM item number
H98698A 2005a
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Huygens, Christiaan
  • Science
  • Scientists
  • Huygens, Christiaan
  • Natural Science Disciplines
  • Natural Science Disciplines
  • History, 17th Century
  • Netherlands
Label
Huygens : the man behind the principle, C.D. Andriesse ; translated by Sally Miedema
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [404]-433) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
58456769
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 440 pages
Isbn
9780521850902
Lccn
2005006464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780521850902 (hbk.)
Label
Huygens : the man behind the principle, C.D. Andriesse ; translated by Sally Miedema
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [404]-433) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
58456769
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 440 pages
Isbn
9780521850902
Lccn
2005006464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780521850902 (hbk.)

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