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Leadership and creativity : a history of the Cavendish Laboratory, 1871-1919

Author: Dong-Won Kim
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer, ©2002.
Series: Archimedes (Dordrecht, Netherlands), v. 5.
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Intends to answer the following questions: What made it possible to create the Cavendish Laboratory in the 1870s? What was the Laboratory's principal role within Cambridge University and how did this  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: J J Thomson; J J Thomson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dong-Won Kim
ISBN: 1402004753 9781402004759
OCLC Number: 51647494
Notes: A condensation and Revision of the author's thesis (1991, Harvard University).
Description: xxiv, 224 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments. List of Abbreviations. Introduction. 1: The Beginning of the Cavendish Traditions, 1871-1879. 1.1. Preparing the Way. 1.2. Physics Education at Cambridge during the 1870s. 1.3. Three Cavendish Traditions: Maxwell's Legacy as director of the Cavendish Laboratory. 1.4. Researchers and Researches. 2: Rayleigh's Directorship, 1880-1884. 2.1. The Election of Lord Rayleigh. 2.2. Organizational Changes. 2.3. Rayleigh's Determination of the Ohm. 2.4. Researchers and Researches. 2.5. Rayleigh and the Continuation of Maxwell's Guidelines for the Cavendish Laboratory. 3: J.J. Thomson's First Ten Years at the Cavendish, 1885-1894. 3.1. The Election of J.J. Thomson. 3.2. J.J. Thomson as a Researcher. 3.3. Consolidating the Organization of the Cavendish Laboratory. 3.4. Researchers and Researches. 3.5. Was there a 'Cavendish School' in 1894? 4: The Emergence of the Cavendish School, 1895-1900. 4.1. The 1895 Regulation. 4.2. J.J. Thomson and the Newcomers. 4.3. Organization. 4.4. Researchers and Researches. 4.5. The Emergence of the Cavendish School. 5: J.J. Thomson's Leadership and the Development of the Cavendish School, 1901-1914. 5.1. J.J. Thomson's Research in the New Century. 5.2. J.J. Thomson's Leadership and the Cavendish School. 5.3. Organization. 5.4. Researchers and Researches. 5.5. The Decline of J.J. Thomson's Leadership. 6: The End of an Era, 1914-1919. 6.1. World War Iand the Cavendish Laboratory. 6.2. The End of the Thomson Era. References. Index.
Series Title: Archimedes (Dordrecht, Netherlands), v. 5.
Responsibility: by Dong-Won Kim.
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