A polymath's dilemma

  title={A polymath's dilemma},
  author={Andrew Robinson},
Thomas Young strove to satisfy his curiosity in virtually every scientific subject and, undeterred by sceptics calling for a narrower focus, made discoveries in almost all the fields he studied. 
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Thomas Young published in 1808 his famous paper (1) in which he derived the pressure wave speed in an incompressible liquid contained in an elastic tube. Unfortunately, Young's analysis was obscure
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Many of the most serious global impacts have emerged from the interaction of human activities in the scientific-technical-industrial system. Changing from largely disciplinary science to multi- and
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Learning and Leadership
  • R. Clair
  • Education
    Learning-Centred Leadership in Higher Education
  • 2020