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Physics in the Nineteenth Century
by Robert Purrington
Rutgers University Press, 1997
Paper: 978-0-8135-2442-9 | eISBN: 978-0-8135-5790-8 | Cloth: 978-0-8135-2441-2
Library of Congress Classification QC7.P84 1997
Dewey Decimal Classification 530.09034

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. Robert D. Purrington is a professor of physics at Tulane University and coauthor of Frame of the Universe.

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