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Robert, English experimental physicist, 1635-1703.
hookean behavior - the behavior of a perfectly elastic body.
Hooke law - the stress applied to stretch or compress a body is proportional to the strain, or change in length thus produced.
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Robert Hooke, one of the first scientists to use a microscope, observed and drew many snowflakes.
Family home to the Marquess and Marchioness of Hereford for nine generations, Ragley was designed in 1680 by Robert Hooke.
Designed by Robert Hooke in 1680, Ragley Hall was built in the parish long after the Burdet saga and the hall's guidebook offers no record of this intriguing episode in Arrow's history.
He then weaves the tale of Willis' rise from boy of modest beginnings to accomplished physician sharing the company of some the world's most noted thinkers, including Christopher Wren, Richard Lower, and Robert Hooke.
The home was designed in 1680 by Robert Hooke and is the family home of the 9th Marquess and Marchioness of Hertford.
This was Escot, approximately ten miles east of Exeter, which had been built for Sir Walter Yonge by the polymath architect Robert Hooke (1635-1703), Sir Christopher Wren's (1632-1723) colleague in the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire of 1666 (Fig.
In a meticulously researched effort, Jardine paints an emotional yet honest portrait of Robert Hooke, one of the 1600s most enigmatic, although largely forgotten, theorists.
Nonetheless, in his capacities as legal practitioner and historian of nature, Francis Bacon was a crucial figure in the transformation of "fact" from human to natural phenomena (107), as were the contributions of the Royal Society in general and such figures as Robert Hooke and Robert Boyle in particular.
The Hall was designed by Robert Hooke in 1680 and is one of the earliest and loveliest of England's great Palladian Houses.
Society Fellow Robert Hooke, who made the decisive confirmation, de scribes the wonders as "perfectly shaped" with "such curious organs of motion as to be able to move nimbly, to turn, stay, accelerate, and retard their progress at pleasure.
Now, Robert Hooke, secretary to the Royal Society, contends that Newton did not himself invent the notion that an inverse-square force law governs planetary motion.