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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Jul 13, 2014 7:12 pm

Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil, marquise du Châtelet (1706 – 1749). French mathematician, physicist, and author during the Age of Enlightenment. Her crowning achievement is considered to be her translation and commentary on Isaac Newton's work Principia Mathematica. The translation, published posthumously in 1759, is still considered the standard French translation.
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by slacker » Jul 13, 2014 7:37 pm

Go rob ford and lock s e-bike heathen? how about those canadians. :evil:

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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Jul 13, 2014 7:45 pm

Hehe... "ebike heathen"??? See the thread here "List (Thread) of folks that HATE the electric bicycle":
https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... =1&t=53226

Lise Meitner (1878 – 1968). Austrian physicist who worked on radioactivity and nuclear physics. (Element 109, meitnerium, named in her honour.)
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by arkmundi » Jul 14, 2014 1:14 am

... a pantheist view of the heavens? heathenism is what I do best and consider myself an adept. accepting acolytes for the holy ritual of debauchery. we'll start with due obeisance to Dionysus and descend from there through the 7 hells. hehhehee.

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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by bobc » Jul 14, 2014 12:52 pm

Big list - without the main men :)
Oliver Heaviside : It was he who made Maxwell's equations work in the real world, he also did Laplace's work (also not mentioned yet) moving differential equations into ordinary algebra (the heaviside notation used 'p' instead of 's' & the unit object was a step rather than an impulse) but he got there and used it first.
What about Cavendish - he practically invented and discovered everything(!!) but was so paranoid & shy he wouldn't publish...
What about Babbage, really inventing the whole of computing in the early 19th century - and of course Ada Lovelace, the first applications programmer.
What about Tommy Flowers, who built the first operational electronic computer, practically won ww2 with it & was forced by the british establishment to destroy it and burn his own blueprints while they gave it away to the yanks for nothing.... Not to mention Alan Turing, who may have been driven to suicide by that same establishment...

PS maxwell's was the first unification theory - 20th century physics in the 1900s

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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Jul 14, 2014 1:33 pm

ACK! ... OK, first, Oliver Heaviside. Per that Wickid Pee thingee:
Oliver Heaviside FRS (1850 – 1925) a self-taught English electrical engineer, mathematician, and physicist who adapted complex numbers to the study of electrical circuits, invented mathematical techniques for the solution of differential equations (later found to be equivalent to Laplace transforms), reformulated Maxwell's field equations in terms of electric and magnetic forces and energy flux, and independently co-formulated vector analysis. Although at odds with the scientific establishment for most of his life, Heaviside changed the face of mathematics and science for years to come.

Oh goody... "at odds" with "establishment". Sorta like some ebikers... :)
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Jul 14, 2014 2:52 pm

"What about Cavendish"... Henry? Per Wicked thingee:
"Henry Cavendish FRS (1731 – 1810) a British natural philosopher, scientist, and an important experimental and theoretical chemist and physicist. Cavendish is noted for his discovery of hydrogen or what he called "inflammable air". He described the density of inflammable air, which formed water on combustion, in a 1766 paper "On Factitious Airs". Antoine Lavoisier later reproduced Cavendish's experiment and gave the element its name.

A notoriously shy man, Cavendish was nonetheless distinguished for great accuracy and precision in his researches into the composition of atmospheric air, the properties of different gases, the synthesis of water, the law governing electrical attraction and repulsion, a mechanical theory of heat, and calculations of the density (and hence the weight) of the Earth. His experiment to weigh the Earth has come to be known as the Cavendish experiment."
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by doctorGONZO » Jul 14, 2014 10:33 pm

LockH wrote:ACK! ... OK, first, Oliver Heaviside. Per that Wickid Pee thingee:
Oliver Heaviside FRS (1850 – 1925) a self-taught English electrical engineer, mathematician, and physicist who adapted complex numbers to the study of electrical circuits, invented mathematical techniques for the solution of differential equations (later found to be equivalent to Laplace transforms), reformulated Maxwell's field equations in terms of electric and magnetic forces and energy flux, and independently co-formulated vector analysis. Although at odds with the scientific establishment for most of his life, Heaviside changed the face of mathematics and science for years to come.

Oh goody... "at odds" with "establishment". Sorta like some ebikers... :)

Oliver Heaviside. A hero of mine in the field of physics and in the electromagnetic fields field specifically. Maxwell originally wrote his "four equations" as about two dozen equations (I have lost count myself in all the excitement, may be more or may be less) in a math notation that was inscrutable to engineers. Heaviside re-wrote them as 4 equations, plus the Famous Wave Equation. Heaviside then published his re-write of Maxwell's work in a math notation that was easily comprehensible to electrical engineers. Any time you read "The Maxwell Equations " in a physics textbook, you are actually reading the Heaviside Equations. You could make a good case that Heaviside strongly catalized the industrial growth of the late 1800s and early 1900s by making the Maxwell work conveniently accessible to electrical engineers.

Back befo' dere waz a e-bike, dere had to be a bike. Am I right or what? Lemme tell you 'bout who invented the first bike.

Leonardo outta Vinci. All his pals call him Leonardo DaVinci. Its like calling somebody Big Al from Jersey.

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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Jul 16, 2014 10:42 am

Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov (On still alive list, I guess. In 2004 these two physicists at the Univ. of Manchester, UK used sticky tape to peel layers off graphite, `til only one layer remained. ("Graphene"))

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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Jul 27, 2014 3:45 am

Another on the Watch List I guess, Dr. John Bannister Goodenough (On ES currently "Search found 25 matches:+Goodenough") re lithium flavoured batteries, and etc.
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Jul 27, 2014 9:46 am

UK Master Cedric Lynch (also on Watch List). His motor has an entry on that Wicked Pee thingee:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynch_motor
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Aug 05, 2014 8:14 am

Errrm... Not a person, but a whole freakin' city. Barcelona, Spain in ES News... yet again.
Article "retro OTO electric bicycles reach 65 km/h and feature start-stop system"
http://www.designboom.com/design/retro- ... 8-04-2014/
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Aug 10, 2014 12:10 pm

Errrm... Reminded just now about Gilbert Newton Lewis.

Got his own Wikid thingee:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_N._Lewis

In part:
ForMemRS (1875-1946)an American physical chemist known for the discovery of the covalent bond and his concept of electron pairs; his Lewis dot structures and other contributions to valence bond theory have shaped modern theories of chemical bonding. Lewis successfully contributed to thermodynamics, photochemistry, and isotope separation, and is also known for his concept of acids and bases.
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Aug 10, 2014 3:25 pm

Ferdinand Porsche. 1875-1951. (Per Wicked Pea "During his five years with Béla Egger, Porsche first developed the electric hub motor.")
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Aug 11, 2014 5:42 pm

Hanna Reitsch (1912-1979)... a rebellious sort (like some ebikers maybe. Called elsewhere "Hitlers test pilot" hehe).
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(Her "weapon of choice" onshore? The bettery-powered electric motor, as used for her travels by light-weight two/three wheeled vehicles, of course.








You know. As she "got of a certain age".)
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Aug 11, 2014 7:49 pm

Eugene Morrison Stoner (1922 — 1997. Attended high school Long Beach, CA and afterwards the Vega Aircraft Company installing "armament".)

"In 1990, he joined Knight's Armament Company (KAC) to create the Stoner Rifle-25 (SR-25), which currently sees military service as the United States Navy Mark 11 Mod 0 Sniper Weapon System. While at KAC, he also worked on yet another version of the Stoner Weapons System, called the Stoner 96. Among his last designs were the SR-50 rifle, the Colt 2000, and improvements to the Bettery-Electric (sp?) powered cycle" here:
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by beast775 » Aug 12, 2014 11:37 am

Holy crap! Just spent 2 days researching sir humphry davy.wow thanks LFP.There already is royal institution of endlessphere!count me out im a hack.
2 FINGER SALUTE TO ESSO.no buying gasoline for 7 years now.
I spent all my money on bicycles women and beer the rest i just wasted.

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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by zener » Aug 14, 2014 7:21 am

Darwin

Without him we would still believa in fossil fuel. :mrgreen:

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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by gogo » Aug 14, 2014 9:14 am

Lee Iacocca? He definitely had 'The Vision' but was about 10-15 years early to market.
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by zener » Aug 14, 2014 9:21 am

Something from Darwins work.
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Aug 14, 2014 10:16 am

Hehe... Darvin. Seen elsewhere:
"Country's 'oldest' bicycle shop, Howes Cycles of Cambridge, to close after 173 years of serving customers - including Charles Darwin"

(Article fails to mention his modifications re bettery-electric motor added.)

Re Lee Iacocca bike:
http://www.nycewheels.com/lee-iacocca-bicycle.html

Unfortunately, Lee not quite dead yet.
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Aug 14, 2014 3:55 pm

Re dreaded "ABB" Corp:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ABB_Group
"ABB's history goes back to the late 19th century. ASEA was incorporated by Ludwig Fredholm in 1883 and Brown, Boveri & Cie (BBC) was formed in 1891 in Baden, Switzerland, by Charles Eugene Lancelot Brown and Walter Boveri as a Swiss group of electrical companies producing AC and DC motors, generators, steam turbines and transformers.

And:
ABB resulted from the 1988 merger of the Swedish corporation Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget (ASEA, Engrish translation: General Swedish Electric Company) and the Swiss company Brown, Boveri & Cie (BBC); the latter had absorbed the Maschinenfabrik Oerlikon in 1967. (Oerlikon Engine Works (MFO) produced the first electric locomotive ("EVA") in Switzerland).
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Aug 20, 2014 12:47 am

The first machine for the production of a current constant in direction and intensity is said to have been the electro-magnetic ring machine of Dr. Antonio Pacinotti, of Pisa, Italy (17 June 1841 – 24 March 1912), in 1860.


Wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_Pacinotti

Part "best known for inventing an improved form of direct-current electrical generator, or dynamo, which he built in 1860 and described in a paper published in "Nuovo Cimento", 1865."


(Italian-language PDF pages re Pacinotti starting XXIV.)
http://scans.library.utoronto.ca/pdf/3/ ... 03roux.pdf
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Aug 20, 2014 1:17 am

Frank Julian Sprague (July 25, 1857 – October 25, 1934) . "Father of Electric Traction".
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Re: Gods of the Ebike

Post by LockH » Aug 20, 2014 5:28 am

Michael Holroyd Smith (1847-1932), "and his giant slot cars". Seen here:
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On ES... Poor guy, no entry on Wiki yet.
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