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Electricity in the 17th and 18th centuries : a study of early Modern physics / J.L. Heilbron.


Berkeley : University of California Press, [1979] .
ISBN 9780520034785, 0520034783

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Subjects Electricity -- History.
Electricity.
Elektriciteit.
Elektrizitätslehre.
Électricité - Histoire.
Électricité -- Histoire.
Natuurkunde.
Physics -- History.
Physics.
Physique - Histoire.
Physique -- Histoire.
Description xiv, 606 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Copyright Date [1979]
©1979
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 501-569) and index.
Contents pt. I. Early modern physics and its cultivators. Physical principles -- The physicists -- part II. Electricity in the seventeenth century. William Gilbert and the amber effect -- The Jesuit school -- Testing the air theory -- Immaterialists -- The Cartesians -- part III. The great discoveries. Hauksbee and Gray -- Dufay -- Electricity beyond the Rhine -- Electricity in France after Dufay -- Electricity in England after Gray -- part IV. The age of Franklin. The invention of the condenser -- Benjamin Franklin -- The reception of Franklin's views in Europe -- The atmospheres attacked -- part V. Quantification. The atmospheres destroyed -- Two fluids or one? -- Quantifiable concepts -- Epilogue.
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)5451580
(OCoLC)ocm05451580
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WorldCat Identities Heilbron, J. L.
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