Principles of the Theory of Heat: Historically and Critically Elucidated / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789027722065
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 10/31/1986
  • Series: Vienna Circle Collection Series, #17
  • Edition description: 1986
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 458
  • Product dimensions: 1.13 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Author’s Preface to the First Edition.- Author’s Preface to the Second Edition (Excerpt).- I. Historical Survey of the Development of Thermometry.- II. Critical Discussion of the Conception of Temperature.- III. On the Determination of High Temperatures.- IV. Names and Numbers.- V. The Continuum.- VI. Historical Survey of the Theory of Conduction of Heat.- VII. The Development of the Theory of Conduction of Heat.- VIII. Historical Survey of the Theory of Radiation of Heat.- IX. Review of the Development of the Theory of Radiation of Heat.- X. Historical Survey of the Development of Calorimetry.- XI. Criticism of Calorimetric Conceptions.- XII. The Calorimetric Properties of Gases.- XIII. The Development of Thermodynamics. Carnot’s Principle.- XIV. The Development of Thermodynamics. The Principle of Mayer and Joule. The Principle of Energy.- XV. The Development of Thermodynamics. Unifying the Principles.- XVI. Concise Development of the Laws of Thermodynamics.- XVII. The Absolute (Thermodynamic) Scale of Temperature.- XVIII. Critical Review of the Development of Thermodynamics. The Sources of the Principle of Energy.- XIX. Extension of the Theorem of Carnot and Clausius. The Conformity and the Differences of Energies. The Limits of the Principle of Energy.- XX. The Borderland between Physics and Chemistry.- XXI. The Relation of Physical and Chemical Processes.- XXII. The Opposition between Mechanical and Phenomenological Physics.- XXIII. The Evolution of Science.- XXIV. The Sense of the Marvellous.- XXV. Transformation and Adaptation in Scientific Thought.- XXVI. The Economy of Science.- XXVII. Comparison as a Scientific Principle.- XXVIII. Language.- XXIX. The Concept.- XXX. The Concept of Substance.- XXXI. Causality and Explanation.- XXXII. Revision of Scientific Views Caused by Chance Circumstances.- XXXIII. The Paths of Investigation.- XXXIV. The Aim of Investigation.- Notes.- Index of Names.- Index of Subjects.
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