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Principles of the theory of heat : historically and critically elucidated

Author: Ernst Mach; Brian McGuinness
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : D. Reidel ; Norwell, MA : Sold and distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Kluwer Academic Pub., 1986.
Series: Vienna Circle collection, v. 17.
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Named Person: Ernst Mach
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ernst Mach; Brian McGuinness
ISBN: 9027722064 9789027722065
OCLC Number: 14166680
Notes: Translation of: Die Principien der Wärmelehre.
"First published by Verlag von Johan Ambrosius Barth, Leipzig, 1896; this translation from the 2nd edition, 1900 ... Translation revised and completed by P.E.B. Jourdain and A.E. Heath"--Verso title page.
Includes indexes.
Description: xxii, 456 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Author's Preface to the First Edition.- Author's Preface to the Second Edition (Excerpt).- I. Historical Survey of the Development of Thermometry.- II. Critical Discussion of the Conception of Temperature.- III. On the Determination of High Temperatures.- IV. Names and Numbers.- V. The Continuum.- VI. Historical Survey of the Theory of Conduction of Heat.- VII. The Development of the Theory of Conduction of Heat.- VIII. Historical Survey of the Theory of Radiation of Heat.- IX. Review of the Development of the Theory of Radiation of Heat.- X. Historical Survey of the Development of Calorimetry.- XI. Criticism of Calorimetric Conceptions.- XII. The Calorimetric Properties of Gases.- XIII. The Development of Thermodynamics. Carnot's Principle.- XIV. The Development of Thermodynamics. The Principle of Mayer and Joule. The Principle of Energy.- XV. The Development of Thermodynamics. Unifying the Principles.- XVI. Concise Development of the Laws of Thermodynamics.- XVII. The Absolute (Thermodynamic) Scale of Temperature.- XVIII. Critical Review of the Development of Thermodynamics. The Sources of the Principle of Energy.- XIX. Extension of the Theorem of Carnot and Clausius. The Conformity and the Differences of Energies. The Limits of the Principle of Energy.- XX. The Borderland between Physics and Chemistry.- XXI. The Relation of Physical and Chemical Processes.- XXII. The Opposition between Mechanical and Phenomenological Physics.- XXIII. The Evolution of Science.- XXIV. The Sense of the Marvellous.- XXV. Transformation and Adaptation in Scientific Thought.- XXVI. The Economy of Science.- XXVII. Comparison as a Scientific Principle.- XXVIII. Language.- XXIX. The Concept.- XXX. The Concept of Substance.- XXXI. Causality and Explanation.- XXXII. Revision of Scientific Views Caused by Chance Circumstances.- XXXIII. The Paths of Investigation.- XXXIV. The Aim of Investigation.- Notes.- Index of Names.- Index of Subjects.
Series Title: Vienna Circle collection, v. 17.
Other Titles: Principien der Wärmelehre.
Responsibility: Ernst Mach ; with an introduction by Martin J. Klein ; edited by Brian McGuinness.

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