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Energy, Force and Matter: The Conceptual Development of Nineteenth-Century Physics / Edition 1
     

Energy, Force and Matter: The Conceptual Development of Nineteenth-Century Physics / Edition 1

by Peter M. Harman
 

ISBN-10: 0521288126

ISBN-13: 9780521288125

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521288125
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in the History of Science Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction: The conceptual structure of nineteenth-century physics; 2. The context of physical theory: energy, force and matter; 3. Energy physics and mechanical explanation; 4. Matter and force: ether and field theories; 5. Matter theory: problems of molecular physics; 6. Epilogue: the decline of the mechanical world view; Bibliographic essay; Sources of Quotations; Index.

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