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Helmholtz, Hermann von, 1821-1894.
Selected writings of Hermann von Helmholtz.
Middletown, Conn., Wesleyan University Press 
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Hermann von Helmholtz; Russell Kahl
|Description:||xlv, 542 pages illustrations 24 cm|
|Contents:||The conservation of force: a physical memoir.--The scientific researches of Goethe.--The physiological causes of harmony in music.--The application of the law of the conservation of force to organic nature.--The relation of the natural sciences to science in general.--Recent progress in the theory of vision.--The aim and progress of physical science.--The origin and meaning of geometric axioms, I.--The origin of the planetary system.--The relation of optics to painting.--The endeavor to popularize science.--Thought in medicine.--The origin and meaning of geometric axioms, II.--The facts of perception.--The modern development of Faraday's conception of electricity.--An epistemological analysis of counting and measurement.--An autobiographical sketch.--Goethe's anticipation of subsequent scientific ideas.--The origin and correct interpretation of our sense impressions.--Introduction to the lectures on theoretical physics (introduction and part II).--Bibliography (p. -542).|
|Responsibility:||Edited, with introd., by Russell Kahl.|