Energy, Force and Matter: The Conceptual Development of Nineteenth-Century Physics by Peter M. HarmanEnergy, Force and Matter: The Conceptual Development of Nineteenth-Century Physics by Peter M. Harman

Energy, Force and Matter: The Conceptual Development of Nineteenth-Century Physics

byPeter M. Harman, P. M. Harman

Paperback | April 30, 1982

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By focusing on the conceptual issues faced by nineteenth century physicists, this book clarifies the status of field theory, the ether, and thermodynamics in the work of the period. A remarkably synthetic account of a difficult and fragmentary period in scientific development.
Title:Energy, Force and Matter: The Conceptual Development of Nineteenth-Century PhysicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:196 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.43 inPublished:April 30, 1982Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521288126

ISBN - 13:9780521288125

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction: The conceptual structure of nineteenth-century physics; 2. The context of physical theory: energy, force and matter; 3. Energy physics and mechanical explanation; 4. Matter and force: ether and field theories; 5. Matter theory: problems of molecular physics; 6. Epilogue: the decline of the mechanical world view; Bibliographic essay; Sources of Quotations; Index.

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"...for each chapter...a valuable extensive bibiliograhic essay...for reference and further reading." A.D. Crowell, Science Books & Films