know those stories you hear about famous peoples' teachers
having told them they'd never amount to much, like Einstein?
Well, I am a prime example. My Physics teacher said the
same to me; well he didn't actually say it but I'm pretty
sure it crossed his mind, maybe once. I've proved him wrong
though, because I took something from those lessons. He
didn't know it but I took a seed. I took it and planted
it, I watered it and it grew, it grew into something tremendous,
roll> I REMEMBERED HOOKE'S LAW!
ask most people what Hooke's Law is, no really go ask them,
and after a blank look you'll get something like; "don't
stick one in your finger?" Well I say:
and then I say "Hooke's Law states that the extension
of a helical spring is directly proportional to the weight
applied, provided the elastic limit of the spring is not
look at you in a different way when you say that.
Hooke's Law has left a lasting impression on me. He had
a lot of challengers, most notably Boyle and his law for
one, (something about volumes of gas and pressure, "yeah
whatever Boylie"), but you know those others just pale
into insignificance. Hooke's Law is top.
although sounding fantastic, (read it again, it just flows
off the tongue) it only has one practical use in life and
that is bungey jumping. If Captain Hooke hadn't invented
his law there'd be piles of dead bungey jumpers lying about
today. Having said that if he hadn't invented his law then
maybe Newton wouldn't have invented gravity so Bungey jumpers
would be ok again, apart from hanging around a lot which
they do anyway, but I digress.
all this comes hookeslaw.com. So Mr. Hughes, I salute you!
Without you I would never be running this DotCOM. I am happy
to prove you wrong, as I'm sure you are happy to be proved
wrong. I made it! :-)