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David Harriman’s “Top 10 Discoveries in the History of Physics”
David Harriman’s “Top 10 Discoveries in the History of Physics”

David Harriman’s “Top 10 Discoveries in the History of Physics”

His Top Ten People and Ideas:

Thales — natural world; explanation

Aristarchus– size of and distance to moon; careful observation and mathematics; sun bigger than earth

Archimedes — discoverer of mathematical physics; Archimedes’ law and levers

Galileo — pendulum (period depends only on length); math applied to motion;  law of free fall

Newton — universal gravitation; fully brought out mathematical physics

Newton — optics/mathematics of colors; experimental physics

Volta/Galvani — battery

Faraday — electro-magnetic induction

Maxwell — relating electro-magnetism and light

Rutherford — structure of atom

You can listen on to the lecture on the VanDamme Academy Website.

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