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Jefferson Davis's Generals

Gabor S. Boritt (ed.)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139211
eISBN:
9780199848799
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139211.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard once wrote that “no people ever warred for independence with more relative advantages than the confederates.” If there was any doubt as to what Beauregard ... More


Introduction to diffraction

Peter Main

in Crystal Structure Analysis: Principles and Practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199219469
eISBN:
9780191722516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219469.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Crystallography: Physics

This introductory chapter provides information on some fundamental aspects of crystal structures and their diffraction of X-rays as a basis for the rest of the book. It describes electrons, atoms, ... More


The Great War

John Jenkin

in William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.003.00017
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The study of crystals and Bob's Cambridge studies were interrupted by war. William hurried home from America and moved to University College London. Bob enlisted, was sent to Gallipoli, and died of ... More


Post-war separation: Manchester and London

John Jenkin

in William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.003.00018
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Wartime Nobel Prizes were honoured in Sweden in 1920, but William declined because ‘several Germans are going’. Lawrence returned to Cambridge, met Alice Hopkinson, but was appointed to succeed ... More


Epilogue

John Jenkin

in William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.003.00019
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

William moved to the Royal Institution (Ri), finding contentment in its unique atmosphere. He pioneered radio science broadcasts and oversaw continuing research. Gwendoline died in 1929, but ... More


Stoneraise Place

John Jenkin

in William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

William Henry Bragg was born in 1862 at his parents' Cumberland farm (Stoneraise Place) and, with his mother's encouragement, early showed his intellectual gifts. Two brothers, Jack and Jimmy, ... More


Growth and maturity

John Jenkin

in William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

William became a mature professional and family man in the 1890s. His two sons were born: William Lawrence (‘Willie’) in 1890 and Robert Charles (‘Bob’) in 1892. Lawrence remembered his early ... More


Willie and Bob's Australian education

John Jenkin

in William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The boys attended Adelaide's leading Anglican secondary school, St Peter's College. Like his father, Willie was precocious in class, particularly in mathematics and languages, was promoted well ... More


Further research: X-rays and γ-rays

John Jenkin

in William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Radioactive ores discovered in outback South Australia were found by William to contain uranium minerals, and not developed commercially until many years later. At home he welcomed the birth of a ... More


X-rays and crystals

John Jenkin

in William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.003.0016
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

A 1912 letter reported a German experiment that appeared to show that X-rays were waves. William discussed it with his son, who then explained all the observed spots by supposing that X-rays falling ... More


Ray tracing in perfect crystals

ANDRÉ AUTHIER

in Dynamical Theory of X-Ray Diffraction

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198528920
eISBN:
9780191713125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528920.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter describes the propagation of wavefields inside the crystal close to the Bragg angle. It shows that the direction of propagation of packets of wavefields as obtained by their group ... More


“To Comfort, To Counsel, To Cure”: Davis, Wives, and Generals

Lesley J. Gordon

in Jefferson Davis's Generals

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139211
eISBN:
9780199848799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139211.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the wives and marriage of five prominent confederate leaders: Jefferson Davis, Joseph E. Johnston, Braxton Bragg, P. G. T. Beauregard, and Robert E. Lee. Considering these men ... More


River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign: Volume 1: The Fall of Chattanooga

William Glenn Robertson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643120
eISBN:
9781469643144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643120.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The Battle of Chickamauga was the third bloodiest of the American Civil War and the only major Confederate victory in the conflict’s western theatre. It pitted Braxton Bragg’s Army of Tennessee ... More


Light is a Messenger: The Life and Science of William Lawrence Bragg

Graeme K. Hunter

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529217
eISBN:
9780191712937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529217.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book is a biography of William Lawrence Bragg, who was only twenty-five when he won the 1915 Nobel Prize in physics — the youngest person ever to win a Nobel Prize. It describes how Bragg ... More


Depolarisation in surface and volume scattering

S. R Cloude

in Polarisation: Applications in Remote Sensing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199569731
eISBN:
9780191721908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569731.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This chapter considers electromagnetic models for depolarisation in surface and volume scattering. The emphasis is on low-frequency models suitable for microwave applications in remote sensing of ... More


King William's College

John Jenkin

in William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Conditions at King Willliam's College were Spartan, but William again did well, especially in mathematics and was promoted into forms far ahead of his age group. In 1880, he undertook the entrance ... More


Consolidation and marriage

John Jenkin

in William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

As his contributions grew, William became a noted figure in Adelaide. He spoke about education, supported the university's high standards, encouraged school teachers, urged improvements in their ... More


Towards research

John Jenkin

in William and Lawrence Bragg, Father and Son: The Most Extraordinary Collaboration in Science

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199235209
eISBN:
9780191715631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235209.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

William explored teaching problems beyond the textbooks and was encouraged by AAAS meetings and the need to nominate students for the new 1851 Exhibition Research Scholarships. Lawrence began his ... More


OVERVIEW OF MICROCAVITIES

Alexey V. Kavokin and Jeremy J. Baumberg

in Microcavities

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199228942
eISBN:
9780191711190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228942.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter introduces the topic of microcavities with a review of the processes, which can lead to the confinement of light within resonators at the micron-scale or below. It reviews a number of ... More


CLASSICAL DESCRIPTION OF LIGHT

Alexey V. Kavokin and Jeremy J. Baumberg

in Microcavities

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199228942
eISBN:
9780191711190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228942.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter recalls the most important effects of the classical optics, including refraction of light, absorption, transmission and scattering, Faraday and Kerr effects, birefringence, and natural ... More


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