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  • The Personality of Henry Cavendish - A Great Scientist with Extraordinary Peculiaritiesby Russell McCormmach

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book explores the 18th century natural philosopher Henry Cavendish, best known for his work in chemistry and physics. It traces aspects of his personality, views and interpretations of him, and explores notions of eccentricity and autism. more...

  • Hans Christian Ørstedby Dan Ch. Christensen

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 68.99

    Hans Christian Ørsted (1777-1851) is of great importance as a scientist and philosopher far beyond the borders of Denmark and his own time. At the centre of an international network of scholars, he was instrumental in founding the world picture of modern physics. Ørsted was the physicist who brought Kant's metaphysics to fruition. In... more...

  • A Focus of Discoveriesby Rudolf P. Huebener; Heinz Lubbig

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2012; US$ 137.00

    In 1887, the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) was originally founded as the Physikalisch-Technische Reichsanstalt (PTR) in Berlin in order to promote basic research in physics. It subsequently developed into the largest research center worldwide as a place where scientists could concentrate exclusively on their research subject, and served... more...

  • Electromagnetismby Lawrence Fagg

    Nottingham University Press 2011; US$ 33.95

    A refreshingly rich and encompassing perspective of our world, this examination demonstrates how, of the four forces of physical nature, it is electromagnetic force that activates nature as well as our bodies and brains. Arguing that electromagnetism plays an indispensable role in virtually all of modern technology, this book conveys how deeply embedded... more...

  • A Focus of Discoveriesby Rudolf P. Huebener; Heinz Lubbig

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 107.00

    In 1887, the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) was originally founded as the Physikalisch-Technische Reichsanstalt (PTR) in Berlin in order to promote basic research in physics. It subsequently developed into the largest research center worldwide as a place where scientists could concentrate exclusively on their research subject, and served... more...

  • Hans Christian Ørsted and the Romantic Legacy in Scienceby Robert M. Brain; Robert S. Cohen; Ole Knudsen

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 259.00

    This volume owes its origin to the perception of a puzzling paradox. Hans Christian Ørsted, the great Danish scientist and philosopher, was one of the founders of modern physics through his experimental discovery in 1820 of the interaction of electricity and magnetism?a key step and model for the further unification of the forces of nature. Followers... more...

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