Hooke’s law

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The book of science

Tom Sharp

Robert Hooke horology

Hooke’s law

Hooke’s interests

The balance spring

Robert Hooke deserves a place in this book for his invention of the balance spring in a watch and the anchor escapment, as well as for his formulation of the law of elasticity. Elsewhere, we give him credit for his discovery of the cell.

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