Ludwig Boltzmann: The Man Who Trusted Atoms

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9780198570646: Ludwig Boltzmann: The Man Who Trusted Atoms
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It is valuable, not only for the wealth and scope of information it provides, but for offering an up-to-date view, accessible to all, of Boltzmann's scientific ideas. ( Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics)

Carlo Cercignani has made an important contribution to our understanding of the man and his work in the context of his times... Much of the book will be interesting for the general reader. ( George Fleck, The Chemical Intelligencer)

I can warmly recommend the book to everybody who is interested in the history of science. ( Dieter Flamm, Physics World)

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This book presents the life and personality, the scientific and philosophical work of Ludwig Boltzmann, one of the great scientists who marked the passage from 19th- to 20th-Century physics. His rich and tragic life, ending by suicide at the age of 62, is described in detail. A substantial part of the book is devoted to discussing his scientific and philosophical ideas and placing them in the context of the second half of the 19th century. The fact that Boltzmann was the man who did most to establish that there is a microscopic, atomic structure underlying macroscopic bodies is documented, as is Boltzmann's influence on modern physics, especially through the work of Planck on light quanta and of Einstein on Brownian motion.

Boltzmann was the centre of a scientific upheaval, and he has been proved right on many crucial issues. He anticipated Kuhn's theory of scientific revolutions and proposed a theory of knowledge based on Darwin. His basic results, when properly understood, can also be stated as mathematical theorems. Some of these have been proved: others are still at the level of likely but unproven conjectures. The main text of this biography is written almost entirely without equations. Mathematical appendices deepen knowledge of some technical aspects of the subject.

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Descripción Oxford University Press. Paperback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, Ludwig Boltzmann: The Man Who Trusted Atoms, Carlo Cercignani, This book presents the life and personality, the scientific and philosophical work of Ludwig Boltzmann, one of the great scientists who marked the passage from 19th- to 20th-Century physics. His rich and tragic life, ending by suicide at the age of 62, is described in detail. A substantial part of the book is devoted to discussing his scientific and philosophical ideas and placing them in the context of the second half of the 19th century. The fact that Boltzmann was the man who did most to establish that there is a microscopic, atomic structure underlying macroscopic bodies is documented, as is Boltzmann's influence on modern physics, especially through the work of Planck on light quanta and of Einstein on Brownian motion. Boltzmann was the centre of a scientific upheaval, and he has been proved right on many crucial issues. He anticipated Kuhn's theory of scientific revolutions and proposed a theory of knowledge based on Darwin. His basic results, when properly understood, can also be stated as mathematical theorems. Some of these have been proved: others are still at the level of likely but unproven conjectures. The main text of this biography is written almost entirely without equations. Mathematical appendices deepen knowledge of some technical aspects of the subject. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780198570646

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Descripción Oxford University Press, 2006. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Sir Roger Penrose: ForewordPrefaceIntroduction1. A short biography of Ludwig Boltzmann2. Physics before Boltzmann3. Kinetic theory before Boltzmann4. The Boltzmann equation5. Time irreversibility and the H-theorem6. Boltzmann's relation and the statistical interpretation of entropy7. Boltzmann, Gibbs and equilibrium statistical mechanics8. The problem of polyatomic molecules9. Boltzmann's contributions to other branches of physics10. Boltzmann as a philosopher11. Boltzmann and his contemporaries12. The influence of Boltzmann's ideas on the science and technology of thetwentieth centuryEpilogueChronologys"A German professor's journey to Eldorado"Appendices. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0198570643

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