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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 |
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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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