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André-Marie Ampère

Author: James R Hofmann
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Cambridge science biographies series
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback versionView all editions and formats

Renowned for his new branch of physics - electrodynamics - and his original and significant contributions to mathematics and chemistry. With no formal education, he embraced the optimism of the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James R Hofmann
ISBN: 0521566703 9780521566704
OCLC Number: 809972239
Description: 406 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Contents: List of illustrations; General editor's preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Coming of Age (1775-1804): 1. Idyllic youth; 2. Marriage and provincial life (1800-1804); Part II. Paris (1804-1820): 3. Laplacian physics; 4. Ampere in Paris; 5. Metaphysics: Ampere, Kant and Maine de Biran; 6. Mathematics, chemistry and physics (1804-1820); Part III. Electrodynamics: 7. Ampere's response to the discovery of electromagnetism (1820); 8. Ampere's electrodynamics (1821-1822); 9. Defence and elaboration of the theory; Part IV. Closing Years: 10. The final synopsis; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge science biographies series
Responsibility: James R. Hofmann.


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'... a thorough and scholarly biography.' David Cahan, Nature 'Andre-Marie Ampere: Englightenment and Electrodynamics gives an accessible and readable account of Ampere's work and its context in Read more...

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