Winner of the 1987 Pfizer Award of the History of Science Society qA majestic study of a most important spoch of intellectual history.qaBrian Pippard, Times Literary Supplement qThe authors' use of archival sources hitherto almost untouched gives their story a startling vividness. These volumes are among the finest works produced by historians of physics.qaJed Z. Buchwald, Isis qThe authors painstakingly reconstruct the minutiae of laboratory budgets, instrument collections, and student numbers; they disentangle the intrigues of faculty appointments and the professional values those appointments reflected; they explore collegial relationships among physicists; and they document the unending campaign of scientists to wring further support for physics from often reluctant ministries.qaR. Steven Turner, Science qSuperbly written and exhaustively researched.qaPeter Harman, Nature... H., 319 Karlsruhe Natural Scientific Society, 86, 89 Karlsruhe Polytechnic: chair for theoretical physics, pure and applied, ... 268, 295, 300; blackbody, 256, 259; continuum mechanics, 126-27; electric circuit laws, 96, 101; electric current laws, ... 151, 173, 275; physics laboratory manual, 121, 344; teaching and research at Gottingen, 72-74 Kohlrausch, Rudolph, ... 279a80; mechanical derivation of Maxwella#39;s electromagnetic equations, 227; mechanical theory of electromagnetism, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Intellectual Mastery of Nature. Theoretical Physics from Ohm to Einstein, Volume 2|
|Author||:||Christa Jungnickel, Russell McCormmach|
|Publisher||:||University of Chicago Press - 1990-09-24|