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  1. ROBERT HOOKE ~ a brief biographical sketch by ~ Carl J. Wenning

  2. Robert Hooke • English philosopher, inventor, scientist • Born: Freshwater, Isle of Wight, July 18,1635 • Died: London,March 3,1703

  3. Most notable accomplishments • Published the work Micrographia in 1665. • Known for Hooke’s law for springs F=-kx • Hooke reveled in contradicting Newton • Sometimes called the “universal claimant”

  4. Inventions • iris diaphragm in cameras • the universal joint used in motor vehicles • the balance wheel in a watch • the originator of the word 'cell' in biology