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School of Athens” Fresco in Apostolic Palace, Rome, Vatican City, by Raphael 1509 – 1510 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



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    GEORG SIMON OHM (1789-1854)

    1827 – Germany

    ‘The electric current in a conductor is proportional to the potential difference’

    In equation form, V = IR, where V is the potential difference, I is the current and R is a constant called resistance.

    greek symbol capital ohm (480 x 480)

    Ohm’s law links voltage (potential difference) with current and resistance and the scientists VOLTA, AMPERE and OHM.

    Ohm is now honoured by having the unit of electrical resistance named after him.
    If we use units of VI and R, Ohm’s law can be written in units as:

    volts = ampere × ohm

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    LEONHARD EULER (1707- 83)

    1755 – Switzerland

    ‘Analytical calculus – the study of infinite processes and their limits’

    Swiss mathematician. His notation is even more far-reaching than that of LEIBNIZ and much of the mathematical notation that is in use to-day may be credited to Euler.

    The number of theorems, equations and formulae named after him is enormous.
    Euler made important discoveries in the analytic geometry of surfaces and the theory of differential equations.

    Euler popularised the use of the symbol ‘Π‘ (Pi); e  , for the base of the natural logarithm; and i , for the imaginary unit.
    Euler is credited with contributing the useful notations  f (x) , for the general function of x ; and  Σ , to indicate a general sum of terms.

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    JOHN DEE (1527-1608)

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    ‘Mathematician, cartographer & astronomer. Prolific author, natural magician, alchemist.’

    ‘Alternative knowledge and methods of learning. ‘Conversations with Angels’. Human power over the world (neo-Platonism).’

    Dee was a Hermetic philosopher, a major influence on the ROSICRUCIANS, possibly a spy – astrologer and adviser to Queen Elizabeth I; he chose the day of her coronation.

    One of the greatest scholars of his day. His library in his home in Mortlake, London, contained more than 3,000 books.

    Greatly influenced by Edward Kelley (1555- 97), whom he met in 1582; from 1583-1589 Dee and Kelley sought the patronage of assorted mid-European noblemen and kings, eventually finding it from the Bohemian Count Vilem Rosenberg.
    In 1589, Dee left Kelley to his alchemical research and returned to England where Queen Elizabeth I granted him a position as a college warden; however he had lost respect owing to his occult reputation. Dee returned to Mortlake in 1605 in poor health and increasing poverty and ended his days as a common fortune-teller.

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