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Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences. Seventh [7th] [7] Annual Volume.

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ISBN 10: 0691081697 / ISBN 13: 9780691081694
Published by Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1976., 1976
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Frontispiece, xxxv, 489 pp. Original cloth. Near Fine, in near fine dust jacket. Contributors include Hirosige, Pyenson, Bromberg, Guerlac, Heimann, et al. Note: some type of error occurred with the Princeton University Press in 1976. All records one finds for the ISBN printed in THIS book are for another book: Martin Moynihan, New World Primates: Adaptive Radiation and the Evolution of Social Behavior, Languages, and Intelligence. I gather the ISBN 0691081697 is also printed in that book, though I haven't seen it, but I can assure you it is ALSO printed in the book offered here. This is the first time I have encountered a situation like this. Bookseller Inventory # 20215

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Title: Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences....

Publisher: Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1976.

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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The first article in this volume, by Tetu Hirosige, is a definitive study of the genesis of Einstein's theory of relativity. Other articles treat topics--theoretical, experimental, philosophical, and institutional--in the history of physics and chemistry from the researches of Laplace and Lavoisier in the eighteenth century to those of Dirac and Jordan in the twentieth century.

Contents: The Ether Problem, the Mechanistic World View, and the Origins of the Theory of Relativity (Tetu Hirosige); Kinstein's Early Scientific Collaboration (Lewis Pyenson); Max Planck's Philosophy of Nature and His Elaboration of the Special Theory of Relativity (Stanley Goldberg); The Concept of Particle Creation before and after Quantum Mechanics (Joan Brombery); Chemistry as a Branch of Physics: Laplace's Collaboration with Lavoisier (Henry Guerlac); Mayer's Concept of "Force": The "Axis" of a New Science of Physics (P. M. Heimann); Debates over the Theory of Solution: A Study of Dissent in Physical Chemistry in the English-Speaking World in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (R. G. A. Dolby); The Rise of Physics Laboratories in Britain (Romualdas Sviedrys); The Establishment of the Royal College of Chemistry: An Investigation of the Social Context of Early-Victorian Chemistry (Gerrylynn K. Roberts)

Originally published in 1976.

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