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

Autor: Bruce J Hunt
Editora: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
Séries: 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  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: History
Tipo de Documento Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Bruce J Hunt
ISBN: 9780801893582 0801893585 9780801893599 0801893593
Número OCLC: 344061957
Descrição: 182 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Conteúdos: 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.
Título da Série: Johns Hopkins introductory studies in the history of science.
Responsabilidade: Bruce J. Hunt.

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Hunt translates his often-demanding material into engaging and accessible language suitable for undergraduate students of the history of science and technology.  Ler mais...

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Highly recommended. * Choice * 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 Ler mais...

 
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