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Hertz’s earlier ideas about images

JESPER LÜTZEN

in Mechanistic Images in Geometric Form: Heinrich Hertz's 'Principles of Mechanics'

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198567370
eISBN:
9780191717925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567370.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Heinrich Hertz's image theory, as presented in the introduction to his book Principles of Mechanics, has earned him fame as a ‘modern philosopher’. However, it is somewhat ironic that Hertz initially ... More


Einstein’s Intellectual Odyssey to General Relativity

Hanoch Gutfreund and Jürgen Renn

in The Road to Relativity: The History and Meaning of Einstein's "The Foundation of General Relativity", Featuring the Original Manuscript of Einstein's Masterpiece

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175812
eISBN:
9781400865765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175812.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This section discusses the development of Albert Einstein's ideas and attitudes as he struggled for eight years to come up with a general theory of relativity that would meet the physical and ... More


| 1842–8 | 1842–8 The Centenary of the RoyalDanish Society

Magnetischer Verein and Henrik Steffens

in Hans Christian Ørsted: Reading Nature's Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669264
eISBN:
9780191748745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.003.0052
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Molbech is assigned to write the jubilee publication of the Royal Danish Society. The chapters on Ørsted's epoch are seen as predominantly critical by Ørsted, who is hurt. He is reprimanded for his ... More


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