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Hooke's Law

The Curious Life of Robert Hooke: The Man Who Measured LondonThe Curious Life of Robert Hooke: The Man Who Measured London by Lisa Jardine

Why I want to read this book:  First encounter Hooke's law in general physics class.  We conducted experiments using springs and weights in parallel and in circuits.  Then this same equation was inverse in circuitry for electricity and magnetism.  Then in the strength of materials class his law for elastic material increased my interests.  After picking up this book at the local library, I saw an article about a new material using Hooke's Law and principals to absorb the energy of exploding bomb.  They have figured out how to make really thin clear membrane embedded in glass to create bullet proof glass using Hooke's Law.  Hooke also dabbled in architecture helping Sir Christopher Wren build London after the Great Fires.     

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