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Pursuing power and light : technology and physics from James Watt to Albert Einstein

Author: Bruce J Hunt
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
Series: Johns Hopkins introductory studies in the history of science.
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In the nineteenth century, science and technology developed a close and continuing relationship. The most important advancements in physics, the science of energy and the theory of the electromagnetic field, were deeply rooted in the new technologies of the steam engine, the telegraph, and electric power and light. The author here explores how the leading technologies of the industrial age helped reshape modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce J Hunt
ISBN: 9780801893582 0801893585 9780801893599 0801893593
OCLC Number: 344061957
Description: 182 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: A world transformed --
Steam and work --
Energy and entropy --
The kinetic theory: chaos and order --
Electricity: currents and networks --
Electromagnetism: ether and field --
Electric power and light --
Into a new century --
Einstein at the patent office.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins introductory studies in the history of science.
Responsibility: Bruce J. Hunt.

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In the nineteenth century, science and technology developed a close and continuing relationship. The important advancements in physics were deeply rooted in the new technologies of the steam engine,  Read more...

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Highly recommended. Choice 2010 Pursuing Power and Light is the best and most up-to-date treatment, especially for undergraduates, of the key concepts and figures of 19th-century physics. -- Robert Read more...

 
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