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Accurate Clock Pendulums

Accurate Clock Pendulums

Robert J. Matthys

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529712
eISBN:
9780191712791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529712.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The Shortt clock, made in the 1920s, is the most famous accurate clock pendulum ever known, having an accuracy of one second per year when kept at nearly constant temperature. Almost all of a ... More

Atoms, Mechanics, and ProbabilityLudwig Boltzmann's Statistico-Mechanical Writings - An Exegesis

Atoms, Mechanics, and Probability: Ludwig Boltzmann's Statistico-Mechanical Writings - An Exegesis

Olivier Darrigol

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198816171
eISBN:
9780191853661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816171.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, History of Physics

One of the pillars of modern science, statistical mechanics, owes much to one man, the Austrian physicist Ludwig Boltzmann (1844–1906). As a result of his unusual working and writing styles, his ... More

Beyond the Dynamical UniverseUnifying Block Universe Physics and Time as Experienced

Beyond the Dynamical Universe: Unifying Block Universe Physics and Time as Experienced

Michael Silberstein, W.M. Stuckey, and Timothy McDevitt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807087
eISBN:
9780191844850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807087.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, History of Physics

Theoretical physics and foundations of physics have not made much progress in the last few decades. There is no consensus among researchers on how to approach unifying general relativity and quantum ... More

Budapest ScientificA Guidebook

Budapest Scientific: A Guidebook

István Hargittai and Magdolna Hargittai

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198719076
eISBN:
9780191788420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719076.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This guidebook introduces the reader—the scientific tourist and others—to the visible memorabilia of science and scientists in Budapest—statues, busts, plaques, buildings, and other artefacts. ... More

Civilized Life in the UniverseScientists on Intelligent Extraterrestrials

Civilized Life in the Universe: Scientists on Intelligent Extraterrestrials

George Basalla

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195171815
eISBN:
9780199786862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171815.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book records the long scientific search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). Although philosophical speculation about alien civilizations dates to antiquity, the invention of the telescope ... More

Climbing the MountainThe Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger

Climbing the Mountain: The Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger

Jagdish Mehra and Kimball Milton

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198527459
eISBN:
9780191709593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527459.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Julian Schwinger was one of the leading theoretical physicists of the 20th century. His contributions are as important, and as pervasive, as those of Richard Feynman, with whom he shared the 1965 ... More

Cosmic AngerAbdus Salam - The First Muslim Nobel Scientist

Cosmic Anger: Abdus Salam - The First Muslim Nobel Scientist

Gordon Fraser

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199208463
eISBN:
9780191708954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208463.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book presents a biography of Abdus Salam, the first Muslim to win a Nobel Prize for Science (Physics 1979), who was nevertheless excommunicated and branded as a heretic in his own country. His ... More

Crystal ClearThe Autobiographies of Sir Lawrence and Lady Bragg

Crystal Clear: The Autobiographies of Sir Lawrence and Lady Bragg

A.M. Glazer and Patience Thomson (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198744306
eISBN:
9780191805721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744306.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography, History of Physics

This book takes you behind the scenes in the life of one of the most prominent scientists of the twentieth century, William Lawrence Bragg (WLB). He was an innovative genius who, together with his ... More

Discussing Chemistry and SteamThe Minutes of a Coffee House Philosophical Society 1780-1787

Discussing Chemistry and Steam: The Minutes of a Coffee House Philosophical Society 1780-1787

Trevor H. Levere and Gerard L'E Turner (eds)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198515302
eISBN:
9780191705694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515302.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book contains an edition of the Minutes of the Coffee House Philosophical Society 1780-1787, as transcribed by William Nicholson, the secretary to the society. The 1780s were exciting years for ... More

Energy, the Subtle ConceptThe discovery of Feynman's blocks from Leibniz to Einstein

Energy, the Subtle Concept: The discovery of Feynman's blocks from Leibniz to Einstein

Jennifer Coopersmith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198716747
eISBN:
9780191800955
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716747.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, History of Physics

Energy is explained through its history. Newton missed ‘energy’, Leibniz defined kinetic energy, and potential energy emerged from ideas about stored ‘live force’, the concept of ‘work’, analyses of ... More

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