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Nineteenth-century aether theories.

Kenneth F. Schaffner

Nineteenth-century aether theories.

by Kenneth F. Schaffner

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Published by Pergamon Press in Oxford .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ether (Space)

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesThe Commonwealth and international library. Selected readings in physics
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQC177 S48 1972
    The Physical Object
    Pagination278p.
    Number of Pages278
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18312745M

    The book follows logical sequences of development, so the chapters are somewhat independent; the book is not fully chronological.[11]. Only this theory will be discussed in this section. Light as a coupled relationship between electric wave and magnetic wave is explained and illustrated using the translational and rotational motions of aether. With the development of the special theory of relativity, the need to account for a single universal frame of reference had disappeared – and acceptance of the 19th-century theory of a luminiferous aether disappeared with it. For Einstein, the Lorentz transformation implied a conceptual change: that the concept of position in space or time was not absolute, but could differ depending on the observer's .

    Buy A History of the Theories of Aether and Electricity: From the Age of Descartes to the Close of the Nineteenth Century (Classic Reprint) by Whittaker, E. T. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 4. A History of the Theories of Aether and Electricity (From the Age of Descartes to the Close of the Nineteenth Century) E.T. Whittaker This is a reproduction of a book published before

    A History of the Theories of Aether and Electricity () by Edmund Taylor Whittaker Chapter VII: The Mathematical Electricians of the Middle of the Nineteenth Century. In Faraday's laboratory note-book, under the date July 28th, , we read. A History of the Theories of Aether and Electricity refers to one of three books written by British mathematician E. T. Whittaker on the history of classical electromagnetism. The first edition was published in with the subtitle from the Age of Descartes to the Close of the Nineteenth the first book covers history up to the 20th century, a second edition consisting of two.


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The selection first offers information on the development of aether theories by taking into consideration the positions of Christiaan Huygens, Thomas Young, and Augustin Fresnel. The text then examines the elastic solid aether. Excerpt from A History of the Theories of Aether and Electricity: From the Age of Descartes to the Close of the Nineteenth Century Th observation of the heavens, which has been pursued continually from the earliest ages, revealed to the ancients the regularity of the planetary motions, and gave rise to the conception of the universal by: A History of the Theories of Aether and Electricity: From the Age of Descartes to the Close of the Nineteenth Century (), (Fully Illustrated) Hardcover – April 4, by Edmund Taylor Whittaker (Author) out of 5 stars 7 ratings See all formats and editions/5(7).

A History of the Theories of Aether and Electricity from the Age of Descartes to the Close of the Nineteenth Century Edmund Taylor Whittaker Longmans, Green and Company, - Electricity - Reviews: 1.

A history of the theories of aether and electricity: from the age of Descartes to the close of the nineteenth century - Kindle edition by E. Whittaker. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or s: 5. InE. Whittaker wrote "A History of the Theories of Aether and Electricity", which gave a very detailed account of the aether theories from René Descartes to Hendrik Lorentz, and which made Whittaker a respected historian of science.

Though the book was a "History", Whittaker showed his own brilliance in his exposition of relativity.

The book consists of twelve chapters that begin with a discussion on the theories of aether in the 17th century, focusing heavily on René Descartes, and end with a discussion of electronics and the theories of aether at the close of the 19th century, extensively covering contributions from Isaac Newton, Rene Descartes, Michael Faraday, James Clerk Maxwell, and J.

Thomson. The book follows logical Author: E. Whittaker. A history of the theories of aether and electricity: from the age of Descartes to the close of the nineteenth century by E.T.

Whittaker. Paperback $ Hardcover. $ Paperback. We have represented this book in the same form as it was first published. Hence any marks seen are left intentionally to preserve its true nature.

Book Summary: The title of this book is A History Of The Theories Of Aether And Electricity and it was written by E. Whittaker. This particular edition is in a Paperback format. This books publish date is and it has a suggested retail price of $ It was published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC and has a total of pages in the book.

A history of the theories of aether and electricity from the age of Descartes to the close of the nineteenth century. Title Variants: Alternative: Theories of aether and electricity Related Titles. Series: Dublin University Press series Series: Landmarks of science.

An edition of A history of the theories of aether and electricity () A history of the theories of aether and electricity from the age of Descartes to the. Nineteenth Century Aether Theories Hardcover – Jun by Kenneth F.

Schaffner (Author) See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Amazon Price New from Used from Kindle Edition "Please retry" CDN$ Author: Kenneth F. Schaffner. A history of the theories of aether and electricity from the age of Descartes to the close of the nineteenth century by E.

Whittaker. 0 Ratings ; 1 Want to read. The author desires to record his gratitude to Mr. Rouse Ball, Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, and to Professor W.

McF. Orr, F. S., of the Royal College of Science for Ireland; these friends have read the proof-sheets, and have made many helpful suggestions and criticisms. Thanks are also due to the Board of Trinity College, Dublin, for the financial assistance which made.

Book Reviews Scientific Books. A History of the Theories of, Æther and Electricity from the Age of Descartes to the Close of the Nineteenth Century. By J. See all Hide authors and affiliations. Science 08 Sep Vol.

34, Issuepp. DOI: /science. Whittaker's third major work, A History of the Theories of Aether and Electricity, From the Age of Descartes to the Close of the Nineteenth Century was originally written in The book gives a detailed account of the aether theories from René Descartes to Hendrik Lorentz and Albert Einstein, including the contributions of Hermann Minkowski.Whittaker and the Aether.

In the mathematician Edmund Whittaker published “A History of the Theories of Aether and Electricity”, an excellent book describing in great detail the development of field theories (including magnetism and gravity) from Descartes up to the year ChapterXII.

The Theory of Aether and Electrons in the Closing Years of the Nineteenth Century. Theattempts of Maxwelland of Hertzto extend the theory of the electromagnetic field to the case in which ponderable bodies are in motion had not been altogether successful.