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Histories of the electron : the birth of microphysics

Author: Jed Z Buchwald; Andrew Warwick
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2001.
Series: Dibner Institute studies in the history of science and technology.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
History
Named Person: J J Thomson; J J Thomson, Sir; J J Thomson; Joseph J Thomson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jed Z Buchwald; Andrew Warwick
ISBN: 0262024942 9780262024945
OCLC Number: 45024415
Description: xi, 514 : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Jed Z. Buchwald and Andrew Warwick --
I, Corpuscles and electrons. J.J. Thomson and the electron, 1897-1899 / George E. Smith --
Corpuscles to electrons / Isobel Falconer --
The questionable matter of electricity: the reception of J.J. Thomson's "corpuscle" among electrical theorists and technologists / Graeme Gooday --
Paul Villad, J.J. Thomson, and the composition of cathode rays / Benoit Lelong --
II, What was the newborn electron good for? The Zeeman effect and the discovery of the electron / Theodore Arabatzis --
The electron, the protyle, and the unity of matter / Helge Kragh --
O.W. Richardson and the electron theory of matter, 1901-1916 / Ole Knudsen --
Electron gas theory of metals: free electrons in bulk matter / Walter Kaiser --
III, Electrons applied and appropriated. The electron and the nucleus / Laurie M. Brown --
The electron, the hole, and the transistor / Lillian Hoddeson and Michael Riordan --
Remodeling a classic: the electron in organic chemistry, 1900-1940 / Mary Jo Nye --
The physicists' electron and its appropriation by the chemists / Kostas Gavroglu --
Philosophical electrons. Who really discovered the electron? / Peter Achinstein --
History and metaphysics: on the reality of spin / Margaret Morrison --
What should philosophers of science learn from the history of the electron? / Jonathan Bain and John D. Norton --
The role of theory in the use of instruments; or, How much do we need to know about electrons to do science with an electron microscope? / Nicolas Rasmussen and Alan Chalmers.
Series Title: Dibner Institute studies in the history of science and technology.
Responsibility: edited by Jed Z. Buchwald and Andrew Warwick.
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