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Accurate Clock Pendulums

Accurate Clock Pendulums

Robert J. Matthys

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529712
eISBN:
9780191712791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529712.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The Shortt clock, made in the 1920s, is the most famous accurate clock pendulum ever known, having an accuracy of one second per year when kept at nearly constant temperature. Almost all of a ... More

The Age of InnocenceNuclear Physics between the First and Second World Wars

The Age of Innocence: Nuclear Physics between the First and Second World Wars

Roger H. Stuewer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198827870
eISBN:
9780191866586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827870.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

Nuclear physics emerged as the dominant field in experimental and theoretical physics between 1919 and 1939, the two decades between the First and Second World Wars. Milestones were Ernest ... More

Atoms, Mechanics, and ProbabilityLudwig Boltzmann's Statistico-Mechanical Writings - An Exegesis

Atoms, Mechanics, and Probability: Ludwig Boltzmann's Statistico-Mechanical Writings - An Exegesis

Olivier Darrigol

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198816171
eISBN:
9780191853661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816171.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics, History of Physics

One of the pillars of modern science, statistical mechanics, owes much to one man, the Austrian physicist Ludwig Boltzmann (1844–1906). As a result of his unusual working and writing styles, his ... More

Beyond the Dynamical UniverseUnifying Block Universe Physics and Time as Experienced

Beyond the Dynamical Universe: Unifying Block Universe Physics and Time as Experienced

Michael Silberstein, W.M. Stuckey, and Timothy McDevitt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198807087
eISBN:
9780191844850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807087.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics, History of Physics

Theoretical physics and foundations of physics have not made much progress in the last few decades. There is no consensus among researchers on how to approach unifying general relativity and quantum ... More

Budapest ScientificA Guidebook

Budapest Scientific: A Guidebook

István Hargittai and Magdolna Hargittai

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198719076
eISBN:
9780191788420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719076.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This guidebook introduces the reader—the scientific tourist and others—to the visible memorabilia of science and scientists in Budapest—statues, busts, plaques, buildings, and other artefacts. ... More

Celestial TapestryThe Warp and Weft of Art and Mathematics

Celestial Tapestry: The Warp and Weft of Art and Mathematics

Nicholas Mee

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851950
eISBN:
9780191886690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851950.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Celestial Tapestry places mathematics within a vibrant cultural and historical context, highlighting links to the visual arts and design, and broader areas of artistic creativity. Threads are woven ... More

Civilized Life in the UniverseScientists on Intelligent Extraterrestrials

Civilized Life in the Universe: Scientists on Intelligent Extraterrestrials

George Basalla

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195171815
eISBN:
9780199786862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171815.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book records the long scientific search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). Although philosophical speculation about alien civilizations dates to antiquity, the invention of the telescope ... More

Climbing the MountainThe Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger

Climbing the Mountain: The Scientific Biography of Julian Schwinger

Jagdish Mehra and Kimball Milton

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198527459
eISBN:
9780191709593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527459.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Julian Schwinger was one of the leading theoretical physicists of the 20th century. His contributions are as important, and as pervasive, as those of Richard Feynman, with whom he shared the 1965 ... More

Constructing Quantum MechanicsVolume 1: The Scaffold: 1900-1923

Constructing Quantum Mechanics: Volume 1: The Scaffold: 1900-1923

Anthony Duncan and Michel Janssen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198845478
eISBN:
9780191880681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845478.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This is the first of two volumes on the genesis of quantum mechanics. It covers the key developments in the period 1900–1923 that provided the scaffold on which the arch of modern quantum mechanics ... More

Cosmic AngerAbdus Salam - The First Muslim Nobel Scientist

Cosmic Anger: Abdus Salam - The First Muslim Nobel Scientist

Gordon Fraser

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199208463
eISBN:
9780191708954
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208463.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This book presents a biography of Abdus Salam, the first Muslim to win a Nobel Prize for Science (Physics 1979), who was nevertheless excommunicated and branded as a heretic in his own country. His ... More

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