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Heinrich Hertz: Classical Physicist, Modern Philosopher

Author: Davis Baird; R I G Hughes; Alfred Nordmann
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1998.
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, 198.
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This first major collection of essays devoted to Heinrich Hertz (1857-1894) brings together an international group of physicists, philosophers, and historians of science. It includes investigations of Hertz's background, his theoretical and experimental contributions, his philosophy of science, and his influence on science and philosophy in the twentieth century. Its central focus is Hertz's Principles of Mechanics  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Davis Baird; R I G Hughes; Alfred Nordmann
ISBN: 9789401588553 9401588554
OCLC Number: 851375225
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 324 pages).
Contents: Hertz, Helmholtz and Their Experimental Culture --
Heinrich Hertz and the Berlin School of Physics --
From Helmholtz's Philosophy of Science to Hertz's Picture-Theory --
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 --
Electrodynamics and the Discovery of Electromagnetic Waves --
Heinrich Hertz's Experiments and Experimental Apparatus: His Discovery of Radio Waves and His Delineation of their Properties --
Hertz's Study of Propagation vs. Rutherford's Study of Structure: Two Modes of Experimentation and their Theoretical Underpinnings --
On Hertz's Conceptual Conversion: From Wire Waves to Air Waves --
The Principles of Mechanics --
Hertz's View on the Methods of Physics: Experiment and Theory Reconciled? --
Hertz and the Geometrization of Mechanics --
Hertz's Principles --
'Everything could be different': The Principles of Mechanics and the Limits of Physics --
Hertz's Influence on Twentieth Century Science and Philosophy --
The Reception of Heinrich Hertz's Principles of Mechanics by His Contemporaries --
Heinrich Hertz's Mechanics: A Model for Werner Heisenberg's April 1925 Paper on the Anomalous Zeeman Effect --
Heinrich Hertz's Picture-Conception of Theories: Its Elaboration by Hilbert, Weyl, and Ramsey --
Hertz's Philosophy of Nature in Wittgenstein's Tractatus --
Postscript --
Reflections on Hertz and the Hertzian Dipole --
Heinrich Hertz: A Bibliography --
Concordance and Index of Passages --
Index of Names.
Series Title: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, 198.
Responsibility: edited by Davis Baird, R.I.G. Hughes, Alfred Nordmann.

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Heinrich Hertz, as the con- summate experimentalist of 19th century technique and as brilliant clarifying critic of physical theory of his time, achieved one of the fulfilments but at the same time  Read more...

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`... unusually well-balanced anthology ... The editors...are to be congratulated for producing a superb introduction to Hertz scholarship.' ISIS, 91:1 (2000)

 
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