The Resource Boltzmann's atom : the great debate that launched a revolution in physics, David Lindley

Boltzmann's atom : the great debate that launched a revolution in physics, David Lindley

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Boltzmann's atom : the great debate that launched a revolution in physics
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Boltzmann's atom
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the great debate that launched a revolution in physics
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David Lindley
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eng
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"Now writer David Lindley portrays the dramatic story of Boltzmann and his embrace of the atom, while providing a window on the civilized world that gave birth to our scientific era. Boltzmann emerges as an endearingly quixotic character, passionately inspired by Beethoven, who muddled through the practical matters of life in a European gilded age. Boltzmann's story reaches from fin de siecle Vienna, across Germany and Britain, to America. As the Habsburg Empire was crumbling, Germany's intellectual might was growing; Edinburgh in Scotland was one of the most intellectually fertile places on earth; and, in America, brilliant independent minds were beginning to draw on the best ideas of the bureaucratized old world."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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  • 530/.092
  • B
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index present
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QC16.B64
LC item number
L56 2001
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non fiction
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bibliography
Boltzmann's atom : the great debate that launched a revolution in physics, David Lindley
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Boltzmann's atom : the great debate that launched a revolution in physics, David Lindley
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-251) and index
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volume
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nc
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
  • "You will not fit in"
  • The daunting Prussians
  • The British engagement
  • Parsons, lawyers, and physicists
  • "It's easy to mistake a great stupidity for a great discovery"
  • Philosophy seduces physics
  • American innovations
  • New world, new ideas
  • The shock of the new
  • The arrival of the atomic century
  • A letter from Bombay
  • Beethoven in heaven
  • Shadows of the mind
  • Annus mirabilis, annus mortis
  • Einstein rises, and a man falls
  • Lessons in obscurity
  • Invisible world
  • The kind of motion we call heat
  • Dr. Boltzmann of Vienna
  • The precocious genius
  • Irreversible changes
  • The enigma of entropy
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23 cm.
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Extent
xi, 260 pages
Isbn
9780684851860
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00032167
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rdamedia.
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)44118328

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