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Niels Bohr and the Quantum AtomThe Bohr Model of Atomic Structure 1913–1925

Niels Bohr and the Quantum Atom: The Bohr Model of Atomic Structure 1913–1925

Helge Kragh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199654987
eISBN:
9780191741692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654987.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The theory of atomic structure proposed by the young Danish physicist Niels Bohr in 1913 marked the true beginning of modern atomic and quantum physics. This is the first book that focuses in detail ... More

No Time to be BriefA scientific biography of Wolfgang Pauli

No Time to be Brief: A scientific biography of Wolfgang Pauli

Charles P. Enz

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198564799
eISBN:
9780191713835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198564799.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book, the first biography on the life of the physicist Wolfgang Pauli, analyses his scientific work and describes the evolution of his thinking. Pauli spent 30 years as a professor at the ... More

Nuclear DawnF. E. Simon and the Race for Atomic Weapons in World War II

Nuclear Dawn: F. E. Simon and the Race for Atomic Weapons in World War II

Kenneth D. McRae

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199687183
eISBN:
9780191767029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687183.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

This book is a rounded biography of Franz (later Sir Francis) Simon, his early life in Germany, his move to Oxford in1933, and his experimental contributions to low temperature physics approximating ... More

The Penultimate CuriosityHow Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions

The Penultimate Curiosity: How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions

Roger Wagner and Andrew Briggs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198747956
eISBN:
9780191810909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747956.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book sets out to answer one of the most important, vexed, and profound questions about the development of human thought: What lies at the root of the long entanglement between science and ... More

Physics and NecessityRationalist Pursuits from the Cartesian Past to the Quantum Present

Physics and Necessity: Rationalist Pursuits from the Cartesian Past to the Quantum Present

Olivier Darrigol

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198712886
eISBN:
9780191781360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712886.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Can we prove the necessity of our best physical theories by rational means, without appeal to experience? This question has haunted modern natural philosophy from Descartes to the present. Some of ... More

Physics in Oxford, 1839-1939Laboratories, Learning and College Life

Physics in Oxford, 1839-1939: Laboratories, Learning and College Life

Robert Fox and Graeme Gooday (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198567929
eISBN:
9780191718328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567929.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book offers a new interpretation of pre-war physics at the University of Oxford, which was far more dynamic than most historians and physicists have been prepared to believe. It explains, on the ... More

The Quest for RealityBohr and Wittgenstein - two complementary views

The Quest for Reality: Bohr and Wittgenstein - two complementary views

Stig Stenholm

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199603589
eISBN:
9780191729270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603589.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The content of this book is essentially one argument. The aim of this book is to consider the breakdown of a certain world view during the twentieth century. This is mirrored in the treatment of both ... More

Revolutionaries of the CosmosThe Astro-Physicists

Revolutionaries of the Cosmos: The Astro-Physicists

Ian Glass

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199550258
eISBN:
9780191718700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550258.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Galileo, Newton, Herschel, Huggins, Hale, Eddington, Shapley, and Hubble: these astronomers applied ideas drawn from physics to astronomy and made dramatic changes to the world-pictures that they ... More

Science in the Looking GlassWhat Do Scientists Really Know?

Science in the Looking Glass: What Do Scientists Really Know?

E. Brian Davies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199219186
eISBN:
9780191711695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219186.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

How do scientific conjectures become laws? Why does proof mean different things in different sciences? Do numbers exist, or were they invented? Why do some laws turn out to be wrong? This book ... More

Scientific Methods and Cultural HeritageAn introduction to the application of materials science to archaeometry and conservation science

Scientific Methods and Cultural Heritage: An introduction to the application of materials science to archaeometry and conservation science

Gilberto Artioli

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199548262
eISBN:
9780191723308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548262.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Scientific techniques and methods developed in materials science offer invaluable information to archaeology, art history, and conservation. A rapidly growing number of innovative analytical ... More

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