Huygens: The Man Behind the Principle

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August 2005



2005 biography detailing the life and work of the seventeenth-century Dutch mathematician and physicist, Christiaan Huygens (1629 1695).


Preface; A commemoration; 1. Titan; 2. Father; 3. Mother; 4. Family portrait; 5. Student; 6. Collisions; 7. Saturn; 8. Force; 9. Temperament; 10. Weight; 11. Crisis; 12. Light; 13. Dismissal; 14. Orphan; 15. Heaven; References; Bibliography; Further reading.


C.D. Andriesse studied physical engineering at the Technical University in Delft and gained his Ph.D. in 1969. His research career moved first into astrophysics at the University of Groningen and then materials research, with a prime interest in nuclear safety and electrical network stability. Since 1989 he has been a professor at the University of Utrecht, researching energy conversions in fuel cells and wind turbines. In addition to his research articles, Professor Andriesse's non-research publications include a handbook on problems with nuclear energy, for the IAEA, essays on the cultural value of technology, diverse historical work and an intellectual autobiography.


Review of the hardback: 'This biography by C. D. Andriesse ... brings a wealth of newly translated information, making it the richest source of information in English about the seventeenth-century Dutch polymath. ... Andriesse's book is a fascinating account ...' Nature
EAN: 9780521850902
ISBN: 0521850908
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2005
Seitenanzahl: 440 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Sally Miedema
Format: gebunden
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