By Edmund T. Whittaker
Distinctive, arguable, and often brought up, this survey bargains hugely precise bills about the improvement of principles and theories in regards to the nature of electrical energy and area (aether). effortlessly available to common readers in addition to highschool scholars, academics, and undergraduates, it contains a lot details unavailable elsewhere.
This single-volume variation contains either The Classical Theories and the fashionable Theories, that have been initially released individually. the 1st quantity covers the theories of classical physics from the age of the Greek philosophers to the overdue nineteenth century. the second one quantity chronicles discoveries that ended in the advances of contemporary physics, targeting specified relativity, quantum theories, basic relativity, matrix mechanics, and wave mechanics. famous historian of technology I. Bernard Cohen, who reviewed those books for Scientific American, saw, "I be aware of of no different heritage of electrical energy that is as sound as Whittaker's. All those that have discovered stimulation from his works will learn this informative and exact historical past with curiosity and profit."
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A history of the theories of aether and electricity Vol 1 by Edmund T. Whittaker