Who is Hooke?

  • (noun): English scientist who formulated the law of elasticity and proposed a wave theory of light and formulated a theory of planetary motion and proposed the inverse square law of gravitational attraction and discovered the cellular structure of cork and introduced the term 'cell' into biology and invented a balance spring for watches (1635-1703).
    Synonyms: Robert Hooke

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Lists Of British Inventions - Clock Making
... Anchor escapement - Robert Hooke First accurate atomic clock - Louis Essen Balance spring - Robert Hooke Balance wheel - Robert Hooke Co-axial escapement - George ...
Luke Joseph Hooke
... Luke Joseph Hooke (born Dublin in 1716 died in Saint Cloud, Paris, 16 April 1796) was a controversial academic theologian and the son of Nathaniel Hooke the historian ...
Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants - References During The Sixteenth To Nineteenth Centuries
... Newton remarked in a letter to his rival Robert Hooke dated February 5, 1676 that This has recently been interpreted by a few writers as a sarcastic remark directed against Hooke ... This is speculative Hooke and Newton had exchanged many letters in tones of mutual regard, and Hooke was not of particularly short stature, although he was ... However, at some point, when Robert Hooke criticized some of Newton's ideas regarding optics, Newton was so offended that he withdrew from public debate ...
Hooke, Dorset
50°47′53″N 2°39′40″W / 50.798°N 2.661°W / 50.798 -2.661 Hooke Hooke Population 118 District West Dorset Shire county Dorset Region ... sited in the valley of the short River Hooke, a tributary of the River Frome, amongst the chalk hills of the Dorset Downs ... The outskirts of the village is home to Hooke Court and its surrounding parklands ...
Hooke's Atom
... Hooke's atom, also known as harmonium or hookium, refers to an artificial helium-like atom where the Coulombic electron-nucleus interaction potential is ... The name "Hooke's atom" arises because the harmonic potential used to describe the electron-nucleus interaction is a consequence of Hooke's law ...

Famous quotes containing the word hooke:

    The truth is, the Science of Nature has been already too long made only a work of the brain and the fancy: It is now high time that it should return to the plainness and soundness of observations on material and obvious things.
    —Robert Hooke (1635–1703)