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Great experiments in physics / edited by Morris H. Shamos.


New York : Holt, 1959.
ISBN 9780030068454, 0030068452

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Subjects Experiment.
Physics -- History.
Physics.
Physik.
Description 370 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Copyright Date 1959.
Summary The original accounts of twenty-four experiments that created modern physics, retaining the original illustrations where possible.
Contents Introduction -- Accelerated motion / Galileo Galilei -- Boyle's law: pressure-volume relations in a gas / Robert Boyle -- The laws of motion / Isaac Newton -- The laws of electric and magnetic force / Charles Coulomb -- The law of gravitation / Henry Cavendish -- The interference of light / Thomas Young -- The diffraction of light / Augustin Fresnel -- Electromagnetism / Hans Christian Oersted -- Electromagnetic induction and laws of electrolysis / Michael Faraday -- Lenz's law / Heinrich Lenz -- The mechanical equivalent of heat / James Joule -- Electromagnetic waves / Heinrich Hertz -- X-rays / Wilhelm K. Roentgen -- Natural radioactivity / Henri Becquerel -- The electron / J.J. Thomson -- The photoelectric effect / Albert Einstein -- The elementary electric charge / Robert A. Millikan -- Induced transmutation / Ernest Rutherford -- The neutron / James Chadwick -- Appendix: 1. The electromagnetic field / James Clerk Maxwell -- 2. The quantum hypothesis / Max Planck -- 3. The theory of relativity / Albert Einstein -- 4. The hydrogen atom / Niels Bohr -- 5. The Compton effect / Arthur Compton.
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)530596
(OCoLC)ocm00530596
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Shamos, Morris H. 1917-
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