Book ID: CBB000079005

Heinrich Hertz: Classical physicist, modern philosopher (1998)


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
D'Agostino, Salvatore
Nordmann, Alfred
Lützen, Jesper
Constable, A. R.
Hertz, Heinrich
Dosch, Hans Günther
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Physics in Perspective
Cultura e Scuola
History of Science
Études de Lettres: Revue de la Faculté des Lettres de l'Université de Lausanne
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Geest & Portig
Oxford University Press
Hertz, Heinrich Rudolph
Helmholtz, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von
Mach, Ernst
Boltzmann, Ludwig
Lorentz, Hendrik Antoon
Maxwell, James Clerk
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century

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