Remarkable Physicists: From Galileo to Yukawa / Edition 1

Remarkable Physicists: From Galileo to Yukawa / Edition 1

by Ioan James
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521017068

ISBN-13: 9780521017060

Pub. Date: 12/31/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is ideal for anyone who would like to read about the lives of some of the most remarkable physicists born since the second half of the seventeenth century. Each of the fifty-five physicists profiled have made important contributions to physics, through their ideas and teaching, or in other ways. The biographies are arranged chronologically by the

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This book is ideal for anyone who would like to read about the lives of some of the most remarkable physicists born since the second half of the seventeenth century. Each of the fifty-five physicists profiled have made important contributions to physics, through their ideas and teaching, or in other ways. The biographies are arranged chronologically by the physicists' dates of birth, so that, when read in sequence, they convey how physics developed over time. However, the book emphasizes their varied life stories, not the details of their achievements. Ioan James is Professor at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. He is the author of Remarkable Mathematicians (Cambridge University Press, 2003) and Topological and Uniform Spaces (Springer-Verlag, 1999).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521017060
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
406
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue; 1. From Galileo to Daniel Bernoulli; 2. From Franklin to Laplace; 3. From Rumford to Oersted; 4. From Somerville to Henry; 5. From Helmholtz to Rayleigh; 6. From Boltzmann to Volterra; 7. From Bragg to Langevin; 8. From Meitner to Born; 9. From Bohr to Simon; 10. From Bose to Heisenberg; 11. From Dirac to Yukawa; Epilogue; Further reading; Acknowledgements.

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