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傅科擺

 

書名 傅科擺

作者 安伯托•艾可 Umberto Eco

譯者 謝瑤玲

皇冠文化 出版社

 

 

如何幫地球量體重
The Prism and the Pendulum

作者:克里斯
譯者:蔡承志
出版社:貓頭鷹
出版日期:2007/1/18

第七章 地球的自轉:令人肅然起敬的傅科擺

Pendulum: Leon Foucault and the Triumph of Science ( by Amir D. Aczel)
http://www.librarything.com/work/207059

A quick biography of Foucault and his eponymous pendulum, as well as his royal benefactor, Napoleon III. About once a century, the crazy amateur scientist challenging the established scientific thought is actually correct. Foucault is 19th century France's one. Despite being the first to prove that the Earth rotates on its axis with not one but two simple, elegant experiments (the other is the gyroscope), the French scientific community refused to accept the self-taught Foucault as a member of the French scientific community until a royal decree by the scientifically minded emperor Napoleon III placed him in the French Academy of Sciences.

Aczel's short but well written account of the life of Foucault spends almost as much time on the life of Napoleon III and his rise to power, as the two's fates seem to be intertwined. A thoroughly enjoyable book.

 

 

相關連結:

格物致知網站 擺的故事:法國物理學家尚•佛科(1819∼1868)

 


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