Publisher description for The great physicists from Galileo to Einstein / George Gamow ; illustrations by the author.

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Outstanding text by one of the 20th century’s foremost physicists dramatically explains how the central laws of physical science evolved—from Pythagoras’ discovery of frequency ratios in the sixth century B.C. to today’s research on elementary particles. Includes fascinating biographical data about such immortals as Galileo, Newton, Huygens, Einstein and others.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Physics History