Hooke



Robert, 1635–1703, English philosopher, microscopist, and physicist.
Historical Examples

Inventions in the Century William Henry Doolittle
A New Orchard And Garden William Lawson
Astronomy with an Opera-glass Garrett Putman Serviss
The Unfortunate Traveller, or The Life Of Jack Wilton Thomas Nash
Astronomical Discovery Herbert Hall Turner
Physics Willis Eugene Tower
Life Of Johnson, Volume 5 Boswell
Brief Lives (Vol. 1 of 2) John Aubrey
Pioneers of Science Oliver Lodge
An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. II (of 4) William Kirby

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Robert. 1635–1703, English physicist, chemist, and inventor. He formulated Hooke’s law (1678), built the first Gregorian telescope, and invented a balance spring for watches
Hooke
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English physicist, inventor, and mathematician who contributed to many aspects of science. With Robert Boyle he demonstrated that both combustion and respiration require air and that sound does not travel in a vacuum. Hooke studied plants and other objects under microscopes and was the first to use the word cell to describe the patterns he observed. He also identified fossils as a record of changes among organisms on the planet throughout history.

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