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Reception and Early Developments

Helge Kragh

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

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199654987
eISBN:
9780191741692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654987.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Bohr’s theory was generally well received, although few physicists accepted the postulates on which it rested. It was found attractive because of its explanatory and predictive power. This chapter ... More


The Non-Medical Sciences, 1914–1939

J.B. Morrell

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume VIII: The Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229742
eISBN:
9780191678912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229742.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines teaching and research in the field of non-medical sciences at Oxford during the period from 1914 to 1939. The university's contribution to the war effort through its scientists ... More


Muzzled Lions—the Scientists and Empire

Richard Symonds

in Oxford and Empire: The Last Lost Cause?

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203001
eISBN:
9780191675645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203001.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the role of University of Oxford scientists on the activities of the British Empire. During the period before World War 1, Oxford scientists used the needs of the Empire to ... More


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