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Hermann von Helmholtz and the foundations of nineteenth-century science

Author: David Cahan
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1993.
Series: California studies in the history of science, 12.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1894) was a polymath of dazzling intellectual range and energy. Renowned for his co-discovery of the second law of thermodynamics and his invention of the ophthalmoscope, Helmholtz also made many other contributions to physiolo.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Hermann von Helmholtz and the foundations of nineteenth-century science.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1993
(DLC) 93016285
(OCoLC)27430374
Named Person: Hermann von Helmholtz; Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz; Hermann von Helmholtz
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Cahan
ISBN: 9780520914094 0520914090 0585112894 9780585112893 1282356747 9781282356740
OCLC Number: 44965036
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 666 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Chronological Listing of the Principal Events and Publications of Helmholtz's Life and Career --
Introduction: Helmholtz at the Borders of Science / David Cahan --
Helmholtz and the German Medical Community / Arleen Tuchman --
Experiment, Quantification, and Discovery: Helmholtz's Early Physiological Researches, 1843-50 / Kathryn M. Olesko and Frederic L. Holmes --
The Eye as Mathematician: Clinical Practice, Instrumentation, and Helmholtz's Construction of an Empiricist Theory of Vision / Timothy Lenoir --
Consensus and Controversy: Helmholtz on the Visual Perception of Space / R. Steven Turner --
Innovation through Synthesis: Helmholtz and Color Research / Richard L. Kremer --
Sensation of Tone, Perception of Sound, and Empiricism: Helmholtz's Physiological Acoustics / Stephan Vogel --
Helmholtz's Ueber die Erhaltung der Kraft: The Emergence of a Theoretical Physicist / Fabio Bevilacqua.
Series Title: California studies in the history of science, 12.
Responsibility: edited by David Cahan.

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Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1894) was a polymath of dazzling intellectual range and energy. Renowned for his co-discovery of the second law of thermodynamics and his invention of the ophthalmoscope, Helmholtz also made many other contributions to physiolo.

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