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Physics in the Nineteenth Century

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Putting physics into the historical context of the Industrial Revolution and the European nation-state, Purrington traces the main figures, including Faraday, Maxwell, Kelvin, and Helmholtz, as well as their interactions, experiments, discoveries, and debates. The success of nineteenth-century physics laid the foundation for quantum theory and relativity in the twentieth. ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published August 1st 1997 by Rutgers University Press
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