Atwood, Professor


Atwood, Professor
   In At the Mountains of Madness,a professor of physics and a member of the Miskatonic Antarctic Expedition of 1930–31.

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  • Atwood — (spr. Etwuth), Georg, geb. um 1745, war Professor der Physik zu Cambridge u. st. 1807. Er ist Erfinder der Atwoodschen Maschine, einer Vorrichtung zur Nachweisung der Gesetze des freien Falles der Körper, s. u. Fall. Er schrieb englisch über die… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Atwood — (Aetwud), geb. 1775, st. 1807 als Professor der Physik zu Cambridge; bekannt durch mehrere physik. Schriften, mehr noch aber durch die von ihm erfundene Maschine, um die Gesetze des freien Falles der Körper nachzuweisen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Atwood machine — The Atwood machine (or Atwood s machine) was invented in 1784 by Rev. George Atwood as a laboratory experiment to verify the mechanical laws of uniformly accelerated motion. Atwood s machine is a common classroom demonstration used to illustrate… …   Wikipedia

  • Margaret Atwood — Atwood at Eden Mills Writers Festival 2006, Blackwattle Bay Born November 18, 1939 (1939 11 18) (age 72) Ottawa, Ontario, Canada …   Wikipedia

  • Brett Atwood — Infobox journalist name = Brett Atwood birthname = birth date = birth place = USA age = death date = death place = occupation = Journalist, Academic alias = status = title = family = spouse = children = relatives = ethnic = religion = salary =… …   Wikipedia

  • Roy Alden Atwood — (born 1952) is president and senior fellow of humanities at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho.BiographyRoy Atwood was born in Glendale, California, in 1952. He received a B.A. in philosophy from Dordt College, Sioux Center, Iowa, in 1975 …   Wikipedia

  • Howard Atwood Kelly — (February 20, 1858 ndash; January 12, 1943) was a distinguished American gynecologist, born at Camden, N. J., and educated at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated B.A. in 1877 and M.D. in 1882, and where he was associate professor… …   Wikipedia

  • Kofoid, Charles Atwood — ▪ American zoologist born Oct. 11, 1865, Granville, Ill., U.S. died May 30, 1947, Berkeley, Calif.       American zoologist whose collection and classification of many new species of marine protozoans helped establish marine biology on a… …   Universalium

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

  • The Handmaid's Tale — For the film adaptation, see The Handmaid s Tale (film). For the operatic adaptation, see The Handmaid s Tale (opera). The Handmaid s Tale   …   Wikipedia


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