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Physics; History; Congresses

  • Altered Sensationsby David Pantalony

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 207.91

    Prolific instrument maker Rudolph Koenig built, in 19th century Paris, one of the more influential scientific workshops in the history of acoustics. This book provides a detail portrait of his vibrant atelier, a place of construction, commerce and experiment. more...

  • Arnold Sommerfeldby Michael Eckert

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 57.47

    This biography of the theoretical physicist Arnold Sommerfeld (1868-1951) is to a large extent based on primary source material. It chronicles the rise of atomic and quantum physics within the social and political context of the first half of the 20th century. more...

  • The Art of Scienceby Rossella Lupacchini; Annarita Angelini

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 64.81

    This book extends Leonardo da Vinci's vision of painting to issues of mathematics and encourages the reader to see science as an art. It restores a visual dimension to mathematical sciences. more...

  • The Astronomer Jules Janssenby Françoise Launay

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 122.30

    Enriched by unpublished correspondence and other fresh archival material, this is the first biography of Jules Janssen, the father of French astrophysics and the founder of Meudon Observatory, whose remarkable story tells of travel and dedication to science. more...

  • The Beginnings of Piezoelectricityby Shaul Katzir

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 158.99

    Involving electricity, elasticity, thermodynamics and crystallography, several scientific traditions and approaches and leading physicists, the history of piezoelectricity provides an advantageous perspective on late nineteenth century physics and its development. The beginnings of piezoelectricity, the first history of the subject, exhaustively examines... more...

  • Bodies and Mediaby Ido Yavetz

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 52.58

    This book presents a recasting of Aristotle’s theory of spatial displacement of inanimate objects. Aristotle’s claim that projectiles are actively carried by the media through which they move (such as air or water) is well known and has drawn the attention of commentators from ancient to modern times. What is lacking, however, is a systematic investigation... more...

  • Born-Jordan Quantizationby Maurice A. de Gosson

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 91.72

    This book presents a comprehensive mathematical study of the operators behind the Born–Jordan quantization scheme. The Schrödinger and Heisenberg pictures of quantum mechanics are equivalent only if the Born–Jordan scheme is used. Thus, Born–Jordan quantization provides the only physically consistent quantization scheme, as opposed to the Weyl quantization... more...

  • Breakthrough!by Robert Gendler; R. Jay GaBany

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 33.01

    This unique volume by two renowned astrophotographers unveils the science and history behind 100 of the most significant astronomical images of all time. The authors have carefully selected their list of images from across time and technology to bring to the reader the most relevant photographic images spanning all eras of modern astronomical history.... more...

  • A Bridge between Conceptual Frameworksby Raffaele Pisano

    Springer Netherlands 2015; US$ 122.30

    This book analyzes scientific problems within the history of physics, engineering, chemistry, astronomy and medicine, correlated with technological applications in the social context. When and how is tension between disciplines explicitly practised? What is the conceptual bridge between science researches and the organization of technological researches... more...

  • A Brief History of Radio Astronomy in the USSRby S. Y. Braude; B. A. Dubinskii; N. L. Kaidanovskii; N. S. Kardashev; M. M. Kobrin; A. D. Kuzmin; A. P. Molchanov; Yu. N. Pariiskii; O. N. Rzhiga; A. E. Salomonovich; V. A. Samanian; I. S. Shklovskii; R. L. Sorochenko; V. S. Troitskii; K. I. Kellermann

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 134.53

    This translation is a collection of memoirs recounting an interesting but largely still dark era of Soviet astronomy. The arrangement of the essays is determined primarily by the time when radio astronomy studies began at the institutions involved. more...