Wissenschaftlicher Briefwechsel mit Bohr, Einstein, Heisenberg u.a. / Scientific Correspondence with Bohr, Einstein, Heisenberg, a.o.

Band III/Volume III: 1940–1949
Author: Wolfgang Pauli
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3540788026
Category: Science
Page: 1076
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Das vorliegende Werk enth{lt wichtiges Quellenmaterial zur Geschichte der Elementarteilchen- und Quantenfeldtheorie aus den 40er Jahren. Die Briefe sind chronologisch eingeordnet und kommentiert. Umfangreiche Verzeichnisse erleichtern den Zugang zu dem reichhaltigen Informationsmaterial, das die Sch|pfer dieser Disziplin w{hrend ihrer Entstehungsperiode miteinander austauschten. F}r jeden, der sich ernsthaft mit der Geschichte der modernen Physik auseinandersetzen will, eine unumg{ngliches Standardwerk.


David Livingstone and Expeditionary Science in Africa
Author: Lawrence Dritsas
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857718088
Category: History
Page: 242
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In March 1858 David Livingstone's Zambesi Expedition left Liverpool for Africa. It would not return until July 1864. In the two years leading up to this moment, Livingstone had been transformed from a lone apostle of the London Missionary Society into a national hero and icon of Victorian manhood. Addressing the crowds that had gathered to bid him Godspeed, he declared his intentions to be to put an end to slavery by introducing alternative commerce to south-central Africa: ’What I want to do is get in the thin edge of the wedge, and then leave it to be driven home by English energy and English spirit.’ Livingstone had planned the expedition several years earlier as he toured the country speaking to large audiences about the evils of the slave trade. Publicly and privately he promoted his vision of British industry, British commerce and Christianity working together to bring the light of civilisation to a dark continent. The Zambesis Expedition would gather the information that would allow Livingstone’s grand scheme to move forward. But the truth was that there was little commercial interest in this part of Africa and, while the civilising mission ideology worked as a powerful rhetoric for the philanthropically minded mid-Victorians, by the time of the expedition the official mind was moving against such notions: it was only Livingstone’s fame combined with lobbying from establishment leaders who pursued a scientific agenda for the project, that the expedition came into existence. Zambesi is a tale of expeditionary science in the raw. It exposes the rivalry among some of Victorian Britain’s leading establishment figures and institutions - including the Foreign Office, theAdmiralty, the Royal Society, Royal Geographical Society,Kew Gardens and the British Museum - as abolitionists, scientists, and entrepreneurs sought to promote and protect their differing interests. Making use of letters, documents and materials negelcted by previous writers and researchers, the author reveals how tensions arose from the very beginning between those in pursuit of knowledge for its own sake and the proponents of the civilising missions who saw scientific knowledge as the utilitarian means to a social end. The result is a compelling account involving one of Victorian England's most feted heroes that offers important new insights in the the practice of expeditionary science in Victorian England.The most complete account of the Zambesi expedition yet published, Zambesi: David Livingstone and Expeditionary Science in Africa will be essential reading for historical geographers and historians of science and empire, and for all those with an interest in Africa, Victorian studies, travel and exploration and the work and life of David Livingstone.

Geschichte der Physik Vorlesungstechnik

Author: E. Hoppe,A. Lambertz,R. Mecke,K. Scheel,NA Timerding,NA Scheel
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3709197961
Category: Science
Page: 408
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Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

Theoretical, Experimental and Numerical Contributions to the Mechanics of Fluids and Solids

A Collection of Papers in Honor of Paul M. Naghdi
Author: Paul Mansour Naghdi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783764351397
Category: Mathematics
Page: 847
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ZAMP special issue, Vol. 46 This is a comprehensive and up-to-date collection of papers on the mechanics of fluids and solids by leading researchers. It encompasses theoretical, experimental and numerical work on a variety of topics, including nonlinear elasticity, plastici- ty, dynamics, water waves, and turbulence. The collection is published in celebration of Professor Paul M. Naghdi's lifelong contributions to the field of mechanics. It will be of interest to graduate students and researchers in all branches of continuum mechanics.

Proceedings of the Statistical Society of London

From the Commencement of the Society's Operations Up to the Publication of the "Journal of the Statistical Society of London", in which the Subsequent Proceedings are Continued. [1836-1838]
Author: Royal Statistical Society (Great Britain)
Publisher: N.A
Category: Great Britain
Page: 339
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Methodological Aspects of the Development of Low Temperature Physics 1881–1956

Concepts Out of Context(s)
Author: K. Gavroglu,Yorgos Goudaroulis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400925565
Category: Science
Page: 178
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This book is primarily about the methodological questions involved in attempts to understand two of the most peculiar phenomena in physics, both occurring at the lowest of temperatures. Superconductivity (the disappearance of electrical resistance) and superfluidity (the total absence of viscosity in liquid helium) are not merely peculiar in their own right. Being the only macroscopic quantum phenomena they also manifest a sudden and dramatic change even in those properties which have been amply used within the classical framework and which were thought to be fully understood after the advent of quantum theory. A few years ago we set ourselves the task of carrying out a methodological study of the "most peculiar" phenomena in physics and trying to understand the process by which an observed (rather than predicted) new phenomenon gets "translated" into a physical problem. We thought the best way of deciding which phenomena to choose was to rely on our intuitive notion about the "degrees of peculiarity" developed, no doubt, during the past ten years of active research in theoretical atomic and elementary particle physics. While the merits of the different candidates were compared, we were amazed to realize that neither the phenomena of the very small nor those of the very large could compete with the phenomena of the very cold. These were truly remarkable phenomena if for no other reason than for the difficulties encountered in merely describing them.

The Prehistory Of Scotland

Author: V. Gordon Childe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317606485
Category: Social Science
Page: 332
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This volume, originally published in 1935, sought to reveal the significance of Scottish prehistory for the development of understanding of European prehistory. Written at a time of rapid accumulation of new relics and monuments and the insights from them, Professor Childe presented some important new data and made tentative conclusions for the future results from these finds. After an introduction to the geography of Scotland the book looks at evidence from cairns, tombs and stone circles and then addresses chronologically the evidence from Early Bronze Age to Late and onto the Iron Age, with a chapter devoted to forts, towns and castles. It ends with a discussion of what happened in the Dark Ages and addresses questions about the Celts and the Picts and the diversity of the peoples in Scotland.