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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 : Document : 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 physiology, physical theory, philosophy of science and mathematics, and aesthetic thought.
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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 von Helmholtz
Material Type: Biography, Document, 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 physiology, physical theory, philosophy of science and mathematics, and aesthetic thought.

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