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Changing the Subject of the Chanson d’amour

Judith A. Peraino

in Giving Voice to Love: Song and Self-Expression from the Troubadours to Guillaume de Machaut

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199757244
eISBN:
9780199918904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757244.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter investigates cross-temporal relationships of voice between anonymous scribes and compilers and the named authors whose songs and identities they recorded. The chapter first considers the ... More


Evidence for Molecules: Jean Perrin and Molecular Reality

Peter Achinstein

in The Book of Evidence

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143898
eISBN:
9780199833023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143892.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Jean Perrin's argument for the existence of molecules on the basis of his 1908 experiments with Brownian motion is examined. Various interpretations of that argument, including hypothetico‐deductive, ... More


HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Robert M. Mazo

in Brownian Motion: Fluctuations, Dynamics, and Applications

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199556441
eISBN:
9780191705625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556441.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter gives the historical background for the rest of the book. It begins with the story of Robert Brown, the botanist who discovered the incessant motion of small particles immersed in a ... More


ROTATIONAL DIFFUSION

Robert M. Mazo

in Brownian Motion: Fluctuations, Dynamics, and Applications

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199556441
eISBN:
9780191705625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556441.003.0015
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter treats rotational diffusion in the Smoluchowski limit, but not limited to uniaxial diffusion. The rotational Langevin equation for a spherical particle with a homogeneous external field ... More


The Effects of Increased Viscosity on the Function of Integral Membrane Proteins

Suzanne F. Scarlata

in High Pressure Effects in Molecular Biophysics and Enzymology

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195097221
eISBN:
9780197560839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195097221.003.0024
Subject:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

For many years the idea that the activity of integral membrane proteins is regulated by the fluidity of the lipid matrix was popular and appeared to be quite rational. ... More


Making Contact with Molecules: On Perrin and Achinstein

Stathis Psillos

in Philosophy of Science Matters: The Philosophy of Peter Achinstein

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199738625
eISBN:
9780199894642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738625.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Peter Achinstein has offered one of the most systematic expositions and reconstructions of Perrin's argument for the reality of atoms, aiming (a) to show how his own theory of evidence best accounts ... More


What Was Perrin's Real Achievement?

Bas C. van Fraassen

in Philosophy of Science Matters: The Philosophy of Peter Achinstein

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199738625
eISBN:
9780199894642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738625.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The story of how Perrin's experimental work established the reality of atoms and molecules has been a staple in (realist) philosophy of science writings (Wesley Salmon, Clark Glymour, Penelope Maddy, ... More


Brownian Motion and Molecular Reality

Raghav Seth and George E. Smith

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190098025
eISBN:
9780190098056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190098025.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Legend has it that Jean Perrin’s experiments on Brownian motion between 1905 and 1913 “put a definite end to the long struggle regarding the real existence of molecules.” Close examination of these ... More


The Final Run-Through

Jody Enders

in Murder by Accident: Medieval Theater, Modern Media, Critical Intentions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226207834
eISBN:
9780226207858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226207858.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses the case of Perrin Le Roux, a stagehand who was accidentally killed by Fremin Severin during a rehearsal of the play Miracle of Théophile in June 1384. This is similar to the ... More


From the Origins to Lully

Vincent Giroud

in French Opera: A Short History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117653
eISBN:
9780300168211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117653.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the history of French opera from its early origins to Jean-Baptiste Lully. It explains that before opera was introduced to France there was already a genre which included mixing ... More


French Opera under the Second Empire

Vincent Giroud

in French Opera: A Short History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300117653
eISBN:
9780300168211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300117653.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the history of French opera during the Second Empire. It suggests that some of the most significant figures in Second Empire opera were Léon Carvalho and his counterpart at the ... More


The Rebels Take the Town

Harry W. Pfanz

in Gettysburg-Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807821183
eISBN:
9781469602998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869741_pfanz.9
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the Confederates' arrival at the town of Gettysburg. There is no way of knowing which Confederates were the first to enter the town, for it was a large place and there was much ... More


The Reality of Atoms

Frank S. Levin

in Surfing the Quantum World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198808275
eISBN:
9780191846014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808275.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Chapter 3 focuses on the concept of atoms, which dates back to the ancient Greek philosopher Leucippus, who claimed that everything consisted of them. This view began to be accepted among scientists ... More


The Missionary’s Position: Love and Passion in Anglo-India

Ralph Crane and Radhika Mohanram

in Imperialism as Diaspora: Race, Sexuality, and History in Anglo-India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846318962
eISBN:
9781781380970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318962.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines Anglo-Indian fiction featuring missionaries as they, along with working-class whites and non-commissioned soldiers in India, belied the image of the ‘bourgeois aristocracy’ that ... More


The Brownian motion

Ta-Pei Cheng

in Einstein's Physics: Atoms, Quanta, and Relativity - Derived, Explained, and Appraised

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669912
eISBN:
9780191744488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669912.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Einstein’s theory of Brownian motion provides us with direct visual evidence for the existence of the point-like structure of matter. It suggests that we can see with our own eyes the molecular ... More


Successes and Failures in Virgilian Translation

Craig Kallendorf

in Virgil and his Translators

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198810810
eISBN:
9780191847950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810810.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter’s discussion of premodern Virgilian translations, those that predate 1850, provides an important historical background to the different directions of Virgilian translations in Europe and ... More


The Ragtime Dance, 1902

Edward A. Berlin

in King of Ragtime: Scott Joplin and His Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199740321
eISBN:
9780190245221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740321.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American, Opera

A later version of the stage work that Joplin had performed in 1899 and 1900 finally reached print in the spring of 1902. At the insistence of his daughter Eleanor, John Stark published it under the ... More


Introduction

George E. Smith and Raghav Seth

in Brownian Motion and Molecular Reality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190098025
eISBN:
9780190098056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190098025.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Lore has it that research on Brownian motion, spearheaded on the theoretical side by Albert Einstein, but then strongly supported by Jean Perrin’s experimental efforts, finally ended the controversy ... More


The Historical Background: Brownian Motion as of 1905

George E. Smith and Raghav Seth

in Brownian Motion and Molecular Reality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190098025
eISBN:
9780190098056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190098025.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The mystery of Brownian motion had been announced with its discovery by Robert Brown in 1828: the persistence of the motion of solid particles in liquids for indefinite periods of time instead of ... More


Perrin’s Brownian Motion Experiments

George E. Smith and Raghav Seth

in Brownian Motion and Molecular Reality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190098025
eISBN:
9780190098056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190098025.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Between 1908 and 1911 Perrin published values for Avogadro’s number—the number of molecules per mole of any substance—on the basis of theory-mediated measurements of the mean kinetic energies of ... More


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