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Problems of modern physics : a course of lectures delivered in the California Institute of Technology

Author: H A Lorentz; Harry Bateman
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Ginn and Co., ©1927.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lorentz, H.A. (Hendrik Antoon), 1853-1928.
Problems of modern physics.
Boston, New York [etc.] Ginn and Company [©1927]
(OCoLC)593856507
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H A Lorentz; Harry Bateman
OCLC Number: 1244239
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: vi, 312 pages : diagrams ; 21 cm
Contents: The propagation of light --
Plane waves of light --
The electromagnetic equations --
Plane waves of light in a crystal --
The principle of Huygens --
Applications of Huygens's principle --
Analytical treatment of beams of light --
Group-velocity --
The flow of energy in a beam of light --
Experimental determination of the velocity of light --
Solutions of Maxwell's equations for the ether --
The production of light --
The field equations of the electron theory --
Applications of the foregoing formulæ --
Interpretation of these equations --
Nature of the field at a small distance from the vibrating electron --
The field of an electron which is moving in an arbitrary manner with velocity less than c --
The reaction of radiation on a moving electron --
Difficulties in the theory of radiation --
The experiments of Tolman and Stewart --
The scattering of light by the molecules of a gas --
Further discussion of Rayleigh's formula --
The application of Rayleigh's formula to atmospheric problems --
The sun's apparent boundary --
The scattering of Röntgen-rays --
The propagation of light through a ponderable body --
Electromotive forces --
Remarks on the discrepancy between old and new theories --
Principles of the theory of special relativity --
The Michelson-Morley experiment --
The relativity transformation --
Deductions from the principle of relativity --
Transformation formulæ for velocities --
Relativity and the electromagnetic equations --
Zeeman's experiments on the propagation of light in moving solid bodies --
Modification of the laws of dynamics --
Energy and stresses etc. in continuous systems --
Remarks on formulæ of transformation --
Momentum and energy of a system of any kind in a stationary state --
Relativity and the principles of the conservation of energy and momentum --
Experimental verifications of the principle of relativity --
Structure of the electron --
The structure of atoms --
Applications of the virial theorem --
How far can molecular forces be explained by electromagnetic actions? --
A theorem in dynamics and its applications --
Bohr's principle of correspondence --
Remarks on the radiation of light --
The radiation of angular momentum --
Interference and the quantum theory --
Motion of the light-quanta in a beam of light --
Motion of the light-quanta in superposed or intersecting beams of light --
New assumption concerning the motion of light-quanta --
Heat motion in solid bodies --
Theory of dispersion and absorption --
The absorption and dispersion of light --
The Zeeman effect --
Generalized theory of relativity or theory of gravitation --
Einstein's field equations --
Some further observations on Einstein's theory --
Displacement of the lines in the solar spectrum toward the red --
A problem relating to the effect of centrifugal force --
The rotation of the earth --
The time variable in the theory of relativity.
Responsibility: by H.A. Lorentz ; edited by H. Bateman ...

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