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A History of the Ideas of Theoretical Physics : Essays on the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Physics, by S. D'Agostino, (electronic resource)

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A History of the Ideas of Theoretical Physics : Essays on the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Physics
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A History of the Ideas of Theoretical Physics
Title remainder
Essays on the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Physics
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by S. D'Agostino
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This book presents a perspective on the history of theoretical physics over the past two hundreds years. It comprises essays on the history of pre-Maxwellian electrodynamics, of Maxwell's and Hertz's field theories, and of the present century's relativity and quantum physics. A common thread across the essays is the search for and the exploration of themes that influenced significant con­ ceptual changes in the great movement of ideas and experiments which heralded the emergence of theoretical physics (hereafter: TP). The fun. damental change involved the recognition of the scien­ tific validity of theoretical physics. In the second half of the nine­ teenth century, it was not easy for many physicists to understand the nature and scope of theoretical physics and of its adept, the theoreti­ cal physicist. A physicist like Ludwig Boltzmann, one of the eminent contributors to the new discipline, confessed in 1895 that, "even the formulation of this concept [of a theoretical physicist] is not entirely without difficulty". 1 Although science had always been divided into theory and experiment, it was only in physics that theoretical work developed into a major research and teaching specialty in its own right. 2 It is true that theoretical physics was mainly a creation of tum­ of-the century German physics, where it received full institutional recognition, but it is also undeniable that outstanding physicists in other European countries, namely, Ampere, Fourier, and Maxwell, also had an important part in its creation
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D'Agostino, S
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530.01
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English
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  • QC6.9
  • QC5.53
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science,
Series volume
213
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  • History
  • Science
  • Physics
  • History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
  • History, general
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Physics, general
  • Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
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A History of the Ideas of Theoretical Physics : Essays on the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Physics, by S. D'Agostino, (electronic resource)
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Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
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mixed
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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Contents
One: From Mechanics to Electrodynamics -- Foreword to Part One -- 1. A Consideration on the Changing Role of Mathematics in Ampère’s and Weber’s Electrodynamics -- 2. A Survey of Theories of Units and Dimensions in Nineteenth-Century Physics -- 3. A Historical Role for Dimensional Analysis in Maxwell’s Electromagnetic Theory of Light -- 4. Problems of Theoretical Physics in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century -- Two: Electromagnetic Waves -- Foreword to Part Two -- 5. German Electrodynamics in the 1870’s -- 6. Hertz’s Experiments on Electromagnetic Waves -- 7. Hertz’s 1884 Theoretical Discovery of Electromagnetic Waves -- 8. A Foundation for Theoretical Physics in Hertz’s Introduction to Die Prinzipien der Mechanik -- 9. On Boltzmann’s Mechanics and His Bild-Conception of Physical Theory -- Three: From Relativity to Quantum Theory -- Foreword to Part Three -- 10. Einstein’s Correspondence Criterium and the Construction of General Relativity -- 11. Einstein’s Life-Long Doubts on the Physical Foundations of the General Relativity and Unified Field Theories -- 12. Correspondence and Complementarity in Niels Bohr’s Papers 1925–1927 -- 13. From the 1926 Wave Mechanics to a Second-Quantisation Theory: Schrödinger’s New Interpretation of Wave Mechanics and Microphysics in the 1950’s -- 14. Conclusions -- Notes -- Bibliography: Primary Sources -- Bibliography: Secondary Sources
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2000.
Extent
1 online resource (XVIII, 382 p.)
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online
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9789401090346
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computer
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10.1007/978-94-010-9034-6
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A History of the Ideas of Theoretical Physics : Essays on the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Physics, by S. D'Agostino, (electronic resource)
Publication
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Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
One: From Mechanics to Electrodynamics -- Foreword to Part One -- 1. A Consideration on the Changing Role of Mathematics in Ampère’s and Weber’s Electrodynamics -- 2. A Survey of Theories of Units and Dimensions in Nineteenth-Century Physics -- 3. A Historical Role for Dimensional Analysis in Maxwell’s Electromagnetic Theory of Light -- 4. Problems of Theoretical Physics in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century -- Two: Electromagnetic Waves -- Foreword to Part Two -- 5. German Electrodynamics in the 1870’s -- 6. Hertz’s Experiments on Electromagnetic Waves -- 7. Hertz’s 1884 Theoretical Discovery of Electromagnetic Waves -- 8. A Foundation for Theoretical Physics in Hertz’s Introduction to Die Prinzipien der Mechanik -- 9. On Boltzmann’s Mechanics and His Bild-Conception of Physical Theory -- Three: From Relativity to Quantum Theory -- Foreword to Part Three -- 10. Einstein’s Correspondence Criterium and the Construction of General Relativity -- 11. Einstein’s Life-Long Doubts on the Physical Foundations of the General Relativity and Unified Field Theories -- 12. Correspondence and Complementarity in Niels Bohr’s Papers 1925–1927 -- 13. From the 1926 Wave Mechanics to a Second-Quantisation Theory: Schrödinger’s New Interpretation of Wave Mechanics and Microphysics in the 1950’s -- 14. Conclusions -- Notes -- Bibliography: Primary Sources -- Bibliography: Secondary Sources
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2000.
Extent
1 online resource (XVIII, 382 p.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401090346
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
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  • c
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10.1007/978-94-010-9034-6
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absent
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remote
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  • (PQKBManifestationID)11746183
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001276008
  • (PQKBWorkID)11239112
  • (PQKB)11097924
  • (DE-He213)978-94-010-9034-6
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