Book ID: CBB000079005

Heinrich Hertz: Classical physicist, modern philosopher (1998)

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Baird, Davis (Editor)
Hughes, R. I. G. (Editor)
Nordmann, Alfred (Editor)


Kluwer Academic


Publication Date: 1998
Physical Details: xi + 318 pp.; illus.; notes; bibl.; index

Description Contents: Hoffmann, Dieter: Heinrich Hertz and the Berlin School of physics. Heidelberger, Michael: From Helmholtz's philosophy of science to Hertz's picture-theory. Schiemann, Gregor: The loss of world in the image: Origin and development of the concept of image in the thought of Hermann von Helmholtz and Heinrich Hertz. Bryant, John H.: Heinrich Hertz's experiments and experimental apparatus: His discovery of radio waves and his delineation of their properties. Hon, Giora: Hertz's study of propagation vs. Rutherford's study of structure: Two modes of experimentation and their theoretical underpinnings. Doncel, Manuel G.: On Hertz's conceptual conversion: From wire waves to air waves. D'Agostino, Salvo: Hertz's view on the methods of physics: Experiment and theory reconciled? Lützen, Jesper: Hertz and the geometrization of mechanics. Saunders, Simon: Hertz's principles. Nordmann, Alfred: “Everything could be different”: The Principles of mechanics and the limits of physics. Mulligan, Joseph F.: The reception of Heinrich Hertz's Principles of Mechanics by his contemporaries. Hentschel, Klaus: Heinrich Hertz's Mechanics: A model for Werner Heisenberg's April 1925 paper on the anomalous Zeeman effect. Majer, Ulrich: Heinrich Hertz's picture-conception of theories: Its elaboration by Hilbert, Weyl, and Ramsey. Grasshoff, Gerd: Hertz's philosophy of nature in Wittgenstein's Tractatus. Buchwald, Jed: Reflections on Hertz and the Hertzian dipole. Nordmann, Alfred: Heinrich Hertz: A bibliography.


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Authors & Contributors
Buchwald, Jed Z.
Lützen, Jesper
Joshua Eisenthal
Preston, John
Pippard, Brian
Pattona, Lydia
Journals
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Physis: Rivista Internazionale di Storia della Scienza
Physics in Perspective
Rivista di Storia della Scienza
Perspectives on Science
Llull: Revista de la Sociedad Española de Historia de las Ciencias y de las Técnicas
Publishers
University of Chicago Press
Oxford University Press
Geest & Portig
Centre de Documentation Sciences Humaines, Société Française d'Histoire des Sciences et des Techniques
Concepts
Physics
Mechanics
Ether
Motion (physical)
Forces
Philosophy
People
Hertz, Heinrich Rudolph
Helmholtz, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von
Wittgenstein, Ludwig
Mach, Ernst
Poincaré, Jules Henri
Kelvin, William Thomson, Baron
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
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