Great Astronomers: William Rowan Hamilton

Great Astronomers: William Rowan Hamilton

by Robert Stawell Ball

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Sir William Rowan Hamilton (1805-1865) was an Irish physicist, astronomer, and mathematician who made important contributions to mechanics, optics, and algebra. As a teenager, he mastered parts of Newton's Principia and studied Laplace's celestial mechanics treatise. When barely 22, Hamilton became a professor of astronomy at University of Dublin, however he was more interested in theoretical rather than practical astronomy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781544185675
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/02/2017
Pages: 34
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.07(d)

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