Young Zeno Zwicky. Alchemists have claimed him as one of their own. He introduced into Greece the gnomon , the sundial and cartography. Founder of metaphysics.

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He spent some time as a member of the Pythagorean community at Croton. Zeno was his eromenos. Several of his intuitions were correct, though, including the finiteness of the speed of light. Initiation to Geometry was an entrance requirement. The aim was to teach or discover ideal laws behind appearances. The lack of discussion of his dogma for two millenia greatly hindered the development of natural Science, especially when some Aristotelian misconceptions became part of Church doctrine.

His presentation of the mathematics of his times would become the centerpiece of mathematical teaching for more than years. From rough angular measurements, he estimated the distance to the Sun. Philon constructed the Delian constant by intersecting a circle and an hyperbola. He also came up with the first accurate measurement of the circumference of the Earth. His lunar and solar models were accurate enough to predict eclipses.

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It's especially so about atomism, randomness and free-will. AD Influenced by Ctesibius. This was a turning point in spherical trigonometry. His thinking dominated medicine for more than a thousand years. AD Leading commentator of Aristotle , he revived Aristotelian ideas.

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He is the first systematic botanist. On one occasion on the battlefield, he had to use a makeshift ointment. He made the first telescopic drawing of the moon He worked out the Sun's rotation. His research waned after , as he battled skin cancer. He found that all bodies fall with the same acceleration and declared mechanical laws valid for all observers in uniform motion.

He studied optics , polyhedra , logarithms , etc. He was ordained one year later. He met his scientific mentor Isaac Beeckman in At 19, he built a celebrated mechanical calculator. Wave theory of light FRS in Retires from research in Warden then Master of the Royal Mint.

President of the Royal Society from Knighted in Proponent of the corpuscular theory of light. She was an Oblate of the Order of St. Benedict and a mathematician He introduced a consistent notation for integrals and infinitesimals The result was generalized beyond polynomials by Cauchy Inventor of the manometer Varignon rejected divergent series. Paris She was tutored by Maupertuis and Clairaut To ask other readers questions about Benjamin Franklin , please sign up.

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Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Feb 03, Penny Peck rated it really liked it Shelves: children-ya. The narrative of this brief biography is lively, focusing on Franklin's achievements in science, but briefly mentioning his other endeavors as well. There are just a few ink drawings throughout - more illustrative matter such as maps, period artwork, etc. In some cases, quotations from Franklin really add to the text; in other cases, quotes on Native American Indians or slavery for example could have added more depth t The narrative of this brief biography is lively, focusing on Franklin's achievements in science, but briefly mentioning his other endeavors as well.

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In some cases, quotations from Franklin really add to the text; in other cases, quotes on Native American Indians or slavery for example could have added more depth to the narrative. There are no source or quotation notes, but back matter does include an index and list of books and websites that are useful. Aug 09, Heidi rated it it was amazing. This was a fabulous book to read. Sep 17, Ruth Ann rated it it was amazing Shelves: juvenile , biography , history , libraries. A very engaging book that covers all of Franklin's accomplishments, from printer, to statesman, to ambassador, and of course scientist.

Franklin loved books and established the first fee-based library. He had little formal education but he read widely and worked for self-improvement his whole life. He was quick-witted but learned to listen more than speak. He was an observer of people but also of nature. He wanted to be "useful" and never sought a patent for his inventions. He transformed heatin A very engaging book that covers all of Franklin's accomplishments, from printer, to statesman, to ambassador, and of course scientist.

He transformed heating with the Franklin stove but his most memorable experiments were with electricity. He invented the lightening rod but also was keen on health. He established the first hospital and came to support inoculation against small pox, which kept many of the colony troops alive. Franklin was very popular in Europe, and the French especially put his accomplishments in the same realm as Newton's.

He was responsible for gaining the support of France in the fight for independence.

France supported the colonies by sending troops and supplying guns. Franklin was a supporter of religious freedom and contributed financially to all of the faith groups in Philadelphia. Though he had slaves, he later granted them freedom and worked to abolish slavery. Viking Juvenile, A basic biography of Benjamin Franklin created for upper elementary students. Yes, that was my summary because the rest is my opinion.