By Deborah Todd, Joseph A. Angelo
This reference for common readers and scholars in highschool and up compiles biographies of approximately one hundred thirty scientists in area and astronomy, from antiquity to the current. each one access presents beginning and dying dates and data on fields of specialization, and examines the scientist's paintings and contributions to the sphere, in addition to relations and academic heritage. approximately 50 b&w images are integrated. Entries are listed via box, state of start, and kingdom of medical job, and chronologically. Todd is a contract author. Angelo is a retired lieutenant colonel with the USA Air strength.
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Thanks in part to Arago’s belief in Fresnel’s theories, they were finally proven to be correct. In 1820 Arago became one of many scientists who became enthralled with the newly published theory of electromagnetism. Arago took simple steps to create an experiment in which he ran a current through a wire and attracted iron filings to the current, creating the first electromagnet. His next major interest was in sound waves. In 1822 Arago worked with Gaspard de Prony in a cannon-firing experiment to attempt to determine how fast sound traveled through air.
A to Z of Scientists in Space and Astronomy (2005)(en)(336s) by Deborah Todd, Joseph A. Angelo