Electrodynamics from Ampi'Are to Einstein

Electrodynamics from Ampi'Are to Einstein

by Olivier Darrigol
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0198505949

ISBN-13: 9780198505945

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Darrigol (research director, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France) describes the historical development of physics from Ampére's development of electrodynamics in the early 1820s to Einstein's development, three quarters of a century later, of the theory of relativity. His long-term approach is offered as a corrective to other histories of the

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Darrigol (research director, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France) describes the historical development of physics from Ampére's development of electrodynamics in the early 1820s to Einstein's development, three quarters of a century later, of the theory of relativity. His long-term approach is offered as a corrective to other histories of the theory of relativity that ignore developments in electrodynamics that certainly impacted Einstein, such as the increasing quantification of physics and the merging of theoretical optics and electromagnetism. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198505945
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Conventions and notations
1. Foundations
2. German precision
3. British fields
4. Maxwell
5. British Maxwellians
6. Open currents
7. Conduction in electrolytes and gases
8. The electron theories
9. Old principles and a new world-view
Appendices
Abbreviations used in bibliographies
Bibliography of primary literature
Bibliography of secondary literature
Index

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