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Transcript of Robert Hooke
Science work effected at the time
How Science is Affected at the Current Time.
By: Katie Love
Born: July 18, 1635
Died: March 3, 1703 Age 67
Full name: Robert C. Hooke
Education: Wadham College
Born in : Born in the town of Freshwater, on the Isle of Wright, in England
At age 13 Robert Hooke was sent to London to learn with a painter named Peter Lely. This connection did not last very long and he went to study at the Westminster School in London.
Robert Hooke studied at Wadham College, London's West Minster school. In 1665, he became a professor of geometry at Gresham College.
In 1678 Robert Hooke shared his theory of elasticity which became known as Hooke's Law. He stated that the force required to extend or compress a spring is equal to the distance of that extension or compression. Variations in light allowed Hooke to see new detail, and he used multiple sources of illumination before producing any single drawing. Showing people things they had never seen before.
In a project related to Hooke's Law, Hooke worked for many years on the invention of a watch that's time was controlled by spring. Robert Hooke also used his technical abilities to invent ways of controlling the height and angle of microscopes, as well as the light used in them. This made microscopes much more useful to scientists today, because they can see thing much more accurately.
Robert Hooke was born on the Isle of Wight, England on July 28, 1635. His parents were John Hooke and Cecily Gyles. He was the youngest of their four children. For a large part of his childhood, and whole life, Robert Hooke’s health was delicate. He spent much of his school time at home.
Robert Hooke had some very important contributions to science both when he was alive and now. His first and main discovery was about elasticity and it was called Hooke's law.
Among other accomplishments, he invented an early prototype of the respirator; invented the anchor escapement and the balance spring, which made more accurate clocks possible; served as Chief Surveyor and helped rebuild London after the Great Fire of 1666; worked out the correct theory of combustion