History Physisists

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  • Period: Jul 29, 1540 to

    Classical Period Physics

  • Jul 29, 1564

    Galileo Galilei

    Galileo Galilei
    galileoperformed fundamental observations, experiments, and mathematical analyses in astronomy and physics; discovered mountains and craters on the moon, the phases of Venus, and the four largest satellites of Jupiter: Io, Europa, Callisto, and Ganymede
  • Blaise Pascal

    Blaise Pascal
    Pascaldiscovered that pressure applied to an enclosed fluid is transmitted undiminished to every part of the fluid and to the walls of its container (Pascal's principle)
  • Newton

    Newtondeveloped theories of gravitation and mechanics, and invented differential calculus
  • B.Franklin

    Franklinthe first American physicist; characterized two kinds of electric charge, which he named ``positive'' and ``negative''
  • James Watt

    James Watt
    Wattinvented the modern condensing steam engine and a centrifugal governor
  • Michael Faraday (1791-1867)

    Michael Faraday (1791-1867)
    discovered electromagnetic induction and devised first electrical transformer
  • Lord Kelvin 1824 - 1907

    Lord Kelvin 1824 - 1907
    Kelvinproposed absolute temperature scale, of essence to development of thermodynamics
  • Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (February 22, 1857 – January 1, 1894)

    Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (February 22, 1857 – January 1, 1894)
    worked on electromagnetic phenomena; discovered radio waves and the photoelectric effect