Robert Hooke

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Robert Hooke English scientist who formulated the law of elasticity and proposed a wave theory of light and formulated a theory of planetary motion and proposed the inverse square law of gravitational attraction and discovered the cellular structure of cork and introduced the term `cell' into biology and invented a balance spring for watches (1635-1703)
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Usage

In literature:

Who remembers now that Robert Hooke contested with Newton the discovery of the doctrine of universal gravitation?
"A History of Science, Volume 3(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
The most distinguished of his opponents were Robert Hooke and Huyghens.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol IX." by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
Robert Hooke helped Boyle build his air pump.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
When Mr. Robert calls out to him and he sees who it is, he keeps right on swingin' the boat-hook.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
The discovery was made by Robert Hooke in 1664 by accident, while he was following the comet of that year with his telescope.
"Pleasures of the telescope" by Garrett Serviss
Robert Hooke is on the track of many marvels.
"A History of Science, Volume 5(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
By this time Roberts had screwed up the hooks in the long cupboards, and in every spot round both cabins where they could be made available.
"The Lost Heir" by G. A. Henty
This led to an acrimonious controversy with Robert Hooke.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various
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In news:

Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, who are "not boyfriend and girlfriend but have definitely hooked up," snuggled and smoked at a Kings of Leon concert in Vancouver.
The Schuylkill Valley Sports Burlington Bees outlasted the Dr Robert Azarik Orthodontics Corpus Christi Hooks, 16-13, in the AAA division of Deep Run baseball.
ROBERT HOOKE was a contemporary of Isaac Newton and even more of a polymath.
Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson Definitely Hooking Up.
Last week's Hook cover story on up-and-coming musician Robert Randolph touched off a major debate at the mecca of his instrument, The Steel Guitar Forum.
Veteran guide Robert Sloan works the hook out of the jaw of a 185-pound tarpon during a recent Gulf excursion near Port O'Connor COURTESY PHOTO.
Robert Fogelson examines a city 'hooked on growth'.
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In science:

Ed Hook, Robert Israel, and Joseph Silverman helped with some of the calculations in the appendix; Bill Dubuque brought to my attention.
Capability of certain nilpotent products of cyclic groups
Sutherland; Robinson, Gilbert de Beauregard; Thrall, Robert M., The hook graphs of the symmetric groups, Canadian J.
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