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The Resource Physics in the nineteenth century, Robert D. Purrington

Physics in the nineteenth century, Robert D. Purrington

Label
Physics in the nineteenth century
Title
Physics in the nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Robert D. Purrington
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Putting physics into the historical context of the Industrial Revolution and the European nation-state, Purrington traces the main figures, including Faraday, Maxwell, Kelvin, and Helmholtz, as well as their interactions, experiments, discoveries, and debates. The success of nineteenth-century physics laid the foundation for quantum theory and relativity in the twentieth
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Purrington, Robert D
Dewey number
530/.09/034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • Physics in the 19th century
  • QC7
LC item number
.P84 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Physics
Label
Physics in the nineteenth century, Robert D. Purrington
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the century of science -- Nineteenth-century science in context -- Electromagnetism -- Heat and thermodynamics -- Energy and the energy principle -- Atomism -- The kinetic theory of gases and statistical mechanics -- Fin de siècle
Control code
35955219
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 249 pages
Isbn
9780813524412
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96049115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Physics in the nineteenth century, Robert D. Purrington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: the century of science -- Nineteenth-century science in context -- Electromagnetism -- Heat and thermodynamics -- Energy and the energy principle -- Atomism -- The kinetic theory of gases and statistical mechanics -- Fin de siècle
Control code
35955219
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 249 pages
Isbn
9780813524412
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96049115
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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