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Author Lindley, David, 1956-

Title Boltzmann's atom : the great debate that launched a revolution in physics / David Lindley.

Publication Info. New York : Free Press, [2001]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  530.092 BOL    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  530 LIN    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  530.092 BOL    AVAILABLE
Description xi, 260 pages ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [235]-251) and index.
Contents A letter from Bombay ; Lessons in obscurity -- Invisible world ; The kind of motion we call heat -- Dr. Boltzmann of Vienna ; The precocious genius -- Irreversible changes ; The enigma of entropy -- "You will not fit in" ; The daunting Prussians -- The British engagement ; Parsons, lawyers, and physicists -- "It's easy to mistake a great stupidity for a great discovery" ; Philosophy seduces physics -- American innovations ; New world, new ideas -- The shock of the new ; The arrival of the atomic century -- Beethoven in heaven ; Shadows of the mind -- Annus mirabilis, annus mortis ; Einstein rises, and a man falls.
Subject Boltzmann, Ludwig, 1844-1906.
Physicists -- Austria -- Biography.
Atomic theory -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 0684851865

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