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Remarkable Physicists

Remarkable Physicists
From Galileo to Yukawa

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  • Date Published: January 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521017060

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  • This book is ideal for anyone who would like to read about the lives of some of the most remarkable physicists born since the second half of the seventeenth century. Each of the fifty-five physicists profiled have made important contributions to physics, through their ideas and teaching, or in other ways. The biographies are arranged chronologically by the physicists' dates of birth, so that, when read in sequence, they convey how physics developed over time. However, the book emphasizes their varied life stories, not the details of their achievements. Ioan James is Professor at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. He is the author of Remarkable Mathematicians (Cambridge University Press, 2003) and Topological and Uniform Spaces (Springer-Verlag, 1999).

    • Unique collection of profiles chosen to convey historical development of the birth of modern physics
    • No equations and can be read as human interest, history or philosophy
    • Every portrayal is accompanied by a portrait
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    "Remarkable Physicists offers 50 biographies by mathematician Ioan James. A useful reference..." New Scientist

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    • Date Published: January 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521017060
    • length: 406 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.67kg
    • contains: 55 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Prologue
    1. From Galileo to Daniel Bernoulli
    2. From Franklin to Laplace
    3. From Rumford to Oersted
    4. From Somerville to Henry
    5. From Helmholtz to Rayleigh
    6. From Boltzmann to Volterra
    7. From Bragg to Langevin
    8. From Meitner to Born
    9. From Bohr to Simon
    10. From Bose to Heisenberg
    11. From Dirac to Yukawa
    Epilogue
    Further reading
    Acknowledgements.

  • Author

    Ioan James, University of Oxford
    Ioan James is the former Savilian Professor of Geometry at the University of Oxford. He won both the Junior Berwick and Whitehead Prizes of the London Mathematical Society.

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