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Physics in the Nineteenth Century

Author : Robert D. Purrington
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Places the work of Faraday, Kelvin, and other nineteenth-century physicists into historical context, and describes how discoveries in electromagnetism, thermodynamics, energy, atomic structure, the kinetic theory, and other topics relate to the Industrial Revolution and European nationalism

The Progress of Physics in the Nineteenth Century

Author : Carl Barus
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Energy Force and Matter

Author : Peter M. Harman
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By focusing on the conceptual issues faced by nineteenth century physicists, this book clarifies the status of field theory, the ether, and thermodynamics in the work of the period. A remarkably synthetic account of a difficult and fragmentary period in scientific development.

Wranglers and Physicists

Author : Peter Michael Harman
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Wave Theory of Physics in the Nineteenth Century British Popular Press

Author : Michael Dennis Swords
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Aspects of French theoretical physics in the nineteenth century

Author : John W. Herivel
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Progress in Physics in the Nineteenth Century

Author : Walter Curran Mendenhall
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Nineteenth Century Aether Theories

Author : Kenneth F. Schaffner
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Nineteenth-Century Aether Theories focuses on aether theories. The selection first offers information on the development of aether theories by taking into consideration the positions of Christiaan Huygens, Thomas Young, and Augustin Fresnel. The text then examines the elastic solid aether. Concerns include Green’s aether theory, MacCullagh's aether theory, and Kelvin's aether theory. The text also reviews Lorentz’ aether and electron theory. The development of Lorentz’ ideas of the stagnant aether and electrons; Lorentz' theorem of corresponding states and its development; and Lorentz' response to the Michelson-Morley experiment are discussed. The book discusses the relative motion of the earth and the luminiferous aether and laws of the reflection and refraction of light at the common surface of two non-crystallized media. The text also focuses on the electrical and optical phenomena in moving bodies; simplified theory of electrical and optical phenomena in moving systems; and rotational aether in its application to electromagnetism. The selection is a dependable reference for readers wanting to study aether theories.

The fourth dimension in nineteenth century physics

Author : Alfred M. Bork
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Conceptual Shifts in Late Nineteenth century American Physics

Author : Albert E. Moyer
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Hertz s researches and their place in nineteenth century theoretical physics

Author : Salvo D'Agostino
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Proposal for a New Interpretation of Nineteenth Century Physics

Author : Ludovico Geymonat
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Quantum Generations

Author : Helge Kragh
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At the end of the nineteenth century, some physicists believed that the basic principles underlying their subject were already known, and that physics in the future would only consist of filling in the details. They could hardly have been more wrong. The past century has seen the rise of quantum mechanics, relativity, cosmology, particle physics, and solid-state physics, among other fields. These subjects have fundamentally changed our understanding of space, time, and matter. They have also transformed daily life, inspiring a technological revolution that has included the development of radio, television, lasers, nuclear power, and computers. In Quantum Generations, Helge Kragh, one of the world's leading historians of physics, presents a sweeping account of these extraordinary achievements of the past one hundred years. The first comprehensive one-volume history of twentieth-century physics, the book takes us from the discovery of X rays in the mid-1890s to superstring theory in the 1990s. Unlike most previous histories of physics, written either from a scientific perspective or from a social and institutional perspective, Quantum Generations combines both approaches. Kragh writes about pure science with the expertise of a trained physicist, while keeping the content accessible to nonspecialists and paying careful attention to practical uses of science, ranging from compact disks to bombs. As a historian, Kragh skillfully outlines the social and economic contexts that have shaped the field in the twentieth century. He writes, for example, about the impact of the two world wars, the fate of physics under Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin, the role of military research, the emerging leadership of the United States, and the backlash against science that began in the 1960s. He also shows how the revolutionary discoveries of scientists ranging from Einstein, Planck, and Bohr to Stephen Hawking have been built on the great traditions of earlier centuries. Combining a mastery of detail with a sure sense of the broad contours of historical change, Kragh has written a fitting tribute to the scientists who have played such a decisive role in the making of the modern world.

American Physics in Transition

Author : Albert E. Moyer
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History and Physics Entangled

Author : Sjang L. ten Hagen
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Communicating physics in nineteenth century France and England

Author : Josep Simon
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Conceptual Shifts in Late Nineteenth century American Physics

Author : Albert E. Moyer
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Energy Force and Matter

Author : Peter Michael Harman
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The electric current in early nineteenth century French physics

Author : Theodore M. Brown
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Gabriel Lippmann s Approach to Late nineteenth Century French Physics

Author : Daniel Jon Mitchell
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