Chapter ID: CBB000056374

Maxwell and Saturn's rings: Problems of stability and calculability (1992)


Description “Both the problem of Saturn's rings and that of the gas system were construed by Maxwell as problems in particle mechanics; but the link between them can be strengthened if emphasis is placed on the question of the calculability of a complex system of particles in motion.”

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Authors & Contributors
D'Agostino, Salvatore
Stanley, Matthew
Baucia, Giovanni
Locqueneux, Robert
Pourprix, Bernard
Maitte, Bernard
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza
Foundations of Science
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Cultura e Scuola
Cambridge University Press
Green Lion Press
Electricity; magnetism
Molecular and solid state physics
Philosophy of science
Science and religion
Maxwell, James Clerk
Boltzmann, Ludwig
Tyndall, John
Helmholtz, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von
Young, Thomas
Meyer, Oskar Emil
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
18th century
Great Britain

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