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Ludvig Lorenz: A Nineteenth-century Theoretical Physicist (2018)


Ludvig Valentin Lorenz (1829–1891) was Denmark’s first theoretical physicist of international recognition. Although generally considered a secondary figure in the history of science, Kragh shows that Lorenz contributed importantly to a wide range of subjects ranging from materials science to fundamental theories of optics and electrodynamics. Apart from his theoretical work he was also a brilliant experimenter who felt as much at home in his laboratory as behind his study desk. Today his name is eponymously associated with terms such as the Lorenz gauge, the Lorenz-Lorentz formula, the Lorenz-Mie theory and the Lorenz number.

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Authors & Contributors
Steinle, Friedrich
Kragh, Helge S.
Tazzioli, Rossana
Nordmann, Alfred
Fölsing, Albrecht
Qian, Changyan
Historia Mathematica
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Ziran Kexueshi Yanjiu (Studies in the History of Natural Sciences)
Revue d'Histoire des Sciences
Theoria (0495-4548)
Sudhoffs Archiv: Zeitschrift fuer Wissenschaftsgeschichte
Oxford University Press
Aarhus Universitetsforlag
Ellert & Richter
Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab
Electricity; magnetism
Hertz, Heinrich Rudolph
Ampère, André Marie
Faraday, Michael
Lorenz, Ludvig Valentin
Oersted, Hans Christian
Helmholtz, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century, late
20th century
Hamburg (Germany)

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