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Great physicists : the life and times of leading physicists from Galileo to Hawking, William H. Cropper

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Great physicists : the life and times of leading physicists from Galileo to Hawking
Title
Great physicists
Title remainder
the life and times of leading physicists from Galileo to Hawking
Statement of responsibility
William H. Cropper
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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Cropper, William H
Dewey number
  • 530/.092/2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC15
LC item number
.C76 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Physicists
Label
Great physicists : the life and times of leading physicists from Galileo to Hawking, William H. Cropper
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Mechanics. Historical synopsis. How the heavens go / Galileo Galilei -- A man obsessed / Isaac Newton. Thermodynamics. Historical synopsis. A tale of two revolutions / Sadi Carnot -- On the dark side / Robert Mayer -- A holy undertaking / James Joule -- Unities and a unifier / Hermann Helmholtz -- The scientist as virtuoso / William Thomson -- The road to entropy / Rudolf Clausius -- The greatest simplicity / Willard Gibbs -- The last law / Walther Nernst
  • Electromagnetism. Historical synopsis. A force of nature / Michael Faraday -- The scientist as magician / James Clerk Maxwell. Statistical mechanics. Historical synopsis. Molecules and entropy / Ludwig Boltzmann. Relativity. Historical synopsis. Adventure in thought / Albert Einstein. Quantum mechanics. Historical synopsis. Reluctant revolutionary / Max Planck -- Science by conversation / Niels Bohr -- The scientist as critic / Wolfgang Pauli -- Matrix mechanics
  • / Werner Heisenberg -- Wave mechanics / Erwin Schrödinger, Louis de Broglie. Nuclear physics. Historical synopsis. Opening doors / Marie Curie -- On the crest of a wave / Ernest Rutherford -- Physics and friendships / Lise Meitner -- Complete physicist / Enrico Fermi. Particle physics. Historical synopsis. iγ · [delta] [psi] = m [psi] / Paul Dirac -- What do you care? / Richard Feynman -- Telling the tale of the quarks / Murray Gell-Mann. Astronomy,
  • astrophysics, and cosmology. Historical synopsis. Beyond the galaxy / Edwin Hubble -- Ideal scholar / Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar -- Affliction, fame, and fortune / Stephen Hawking
Control code
ocm46572472
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xii, 500 p.
Isbn
9780195137484
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001021611
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o46572472
  • 2032315861
Label
Great physicists : the life and times of leading physicists from Galileo to Hawking, William H. Cropper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Mechanics. Historical synopsis. How the heavens go / Galileo Galilei -- A man obsessed / Isaac Newton. Thermodynamics. Historical synopsis. A tale of two revolutions / Sadi Carnot -- On the dark side / Robert Mayer -- A holy undertaking / James Joule -- Unities and a unifier / Hermann Helmholtz -- The scientist as virtuoso / William Thomson -- The road to entropy / Rudolf Clausius -- The greatest simplicity / Willard Gibbs -- The last law / Walther Nernst
  • Electromagnetism. Historical synopsis. A force of nature / Michael Faraday -- The scientist as magician / James Clerk Maxwell. Statistical mechanics. Historical synopsis. Molecules and entropy / Ludwig Boltzmann. Relativity. Historical synopsis. Adventure in thought / Albert Einstein. Quantum mechanics. Historical synopsis. Reluctant revolutionary / Max Planck -- Science by conversation / Niels Bohr -- The scientist as critic / Wolfgang Pauli -- Matrix mechanics
  • / Werner Heisenberg -- Wave mechanics / Erwin Schrödinger, Louis de Broglie. Nuclear physics. Historical synopsis. Opening doors / Marie Curie -- On the crest of a wave / Ernest Rutherford -- Physics and friendships / Lise Meitner -- Complete physicist / Enrico Fermi. Particle physics. Historical synopsis. iγ · [delta] [psi] = m [psi] / Paul Dirac -- What do you care? / Richard Feynman -- Telling the tale of the quarks / Murray Gell-Mann. Astronomy,
  • astrophysics, and cosmology. Historical synopsis. Beyond the galaxy / Edwin Hubble -- Ideal scholar / Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar -- Affliction, fame, and fortune / Stephen Hawking
Control code
ocm46572472
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xii, 500 p.
Isbn
9780195137484
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001021611
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o46572472
  • 2032315861

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