By Edmund T. Whittaker
Precise, debatable, and regularly stated, this survey deals hugely specific money owed in regards to the improvement of rules and theories concerning the nature of electrical energy and house (aether). without problems obtainable to normal readers in addition to highschool scholars, academics, and undergraduates, it comprises a lot info unavailable elsewhere.
This single-volume version contains either The Classical Theories and the fashionable Theories, that have been initially released individually. the 1st quantity covers the theories of classical physics from the age of the Greek philosophers to the past due nineteenth century. the second one quantity chronicles discoveries that ended in the advances of recent physics, targeting distinctive relativity, quantum theories, basic relativity, matrix mechanics, and wave mechanics. famous historian of technological know-how I. Bernard Cohen, who reviewed those books for Scientific American, saw, "I understand of no different background of electrical energy that's as sound as Whittaker's. All those that have chanced on stimulation from his works will learn this informative and actual heritage with curiosity and profit."
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Berthelot placed great weight on the essential advantage of a sustained effort to popularize science and emphasized the important moral consequences this popularization could have for all society. Many traces of this ideology appear in the Arbeiter-Zeitung. In one article it was argued that “a Weltanschauung or a political party” that would “refrain from scrutinizing its basic principles and claims with respect to scientific findings and from keeping them in harmony…would sign its own death sentence” (“Afterwissenschaft,” 1903, p.
Public individually and collectively for scientific illiteracy, it seems more plausible that the causes of the alleged flight from science lie elsewhere, embedded more plausibly in the institutional and cultural foundations of American democracy. 32 SHEILA JASANOFF Any attempt to provide a genuinely political interpretation of the public understanding of science in the United States has to begin with the distinctive texture of the country’s political dynamics and to show how they, in turn, affect understandings between science and society.
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A history of the theories of aether and electricity Vol 2 by Edmund T. Whittaker