CART

(0) items

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Physics,9780199696253
This item qualifies for
FREE SHIPPING!

FREE SHIPPING OVER $59!

Your order must be $59 or more, you must select US Postal Service Shipping as your shipping preference, and the "Group my items into as few shipments as possible" option when you place your order.

Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace Items, eBooks, Apparel, and DVDs not included.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Physics

by ;
ISBN13:

9780199696253

ISBN10:
019969625X
Media:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2014
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press, USA
List Price: $175.95

Rent Textbook

(Recommended)
 
Term
Due
Price
$123.17

Buy New Textbook

Usually Ships in 3-5 Business Days
$171.55

Used Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

eTextbook

We're Sorry
Not Available

Questions About This Book?

Why should I rent this book?
Renting is easy, fast, and cheap! Renting from eCampus.com can save you hundreds of dollars compared to the cost of new or used books each semester. At the end of the semester, simply ship the book back to us with a free UPS shipping label! No need to worry about selling it back.
How do rental returns work?
Returning books is as easy as possible. As your rental due date approaches, we will email you several courtesy reminders. When you are ready to return, you can print a free UPS shipping label from our website at any time. Then, just return the book to your UPS driver or any staffed UPS location. You can even use the same box we shipped it in!
What version or edition is this?
This is the edition with a publication date of 1/1/2014.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. You may receive a brand new copy, but typically, only the book itself.

Author Biography


Jed Z. Buchwald, Doris and Henry Dreyfuss Professor of History at the California Institute of Technology,Robert Fox, Emeritus Professor of the History of Science, University of Oxford

Jed Buchwald is Doris and Henry Dreyfuss Professor of History at the California Institute of Technology. Awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 1995 and a Killam Fellowship in 1990 (Canada), Buchwald was trained at Princeton (BA'71) and Harvard (MA and Ph.D '74.) From 1974 to 1992 he taught at, and then served as Director of, the University of Toronto's Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology. From 1992 to 2001 he was at MIT as Dibner Professor of the History of Science, where he also directed the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology. Buchwald has authored or co-authored five books and edited eight volumes on the history of science and related matters, as well as about seventy articles.

Robert Fox read physics at Oxford (BA 1961) and then took a doctorate in the history of science, also at Oxford (DPhil 1967). He taught in the Department of History of the University of Lancaster from 1966, being awarded a personal chair in the history of science there in 1987. After a brief period as Assistant Director and Head of the Research and Information Services Division in the Science Museum, London, he was appointed to the chair of the history of science at the University of Oxford in 1988. Since retiring from the Oxford chair in 2006, he has held visiting professorships in the USA, at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (2007) and East Carolina University, Greenville, NC (2009), and the Czech Republic, at the Czech National University of Technology (2010). He has served as President of the Division of History of Science of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science (1993-7) and of the IUHPS (1995-7).

Table of Contents


Introduction, Jed Buchwald and Robert Fox
Part I: Physics and the New Science
1. Was there a Scientific Revolution?, John Heilbron
2. Galileo's Mechanics of Natural Motion and Projectiles, Noel Swerdlow
3. Cartesian Physics, John Schuster
4. Physics and the Instrument-Makers, 1550-1700, Anthony Turner
5. Newton's Principia, Eric Schliesser and Chris Smeenk
6. Newton's Optics, Alan Shapiro
7. Experimentation in the Physical Sciences of the 17th Century, Bertoloni Meli
8. Mathematics and the New Sciences, Niccolo Guicciardini
Part II: The Long Eighteenth Century
9. The Physics of Imponderable Fluids, Giuliano Pancaldi
10. Physics on Show: Entertainment, Demonstration, and Research in the Eighteenth Century, Larry Stewart
11. Instruments and Instrument-Makers, 1700-1850, Anita McConnell
12. Mechanics in the Eighteenth Century, Sandro Caparrini, and Craig Fraser
13. Laplace and the Physics of Short-Range Forces, Robert Fox
14. Electricity and Magnetism to Volta, Jed Buchwald
Part III: Fashioning the Discipline: from Natural Philosophy to Physics
15. Optics in the Nineteenth Century, Jed Buchwald
16. Thermal Physics and Thermodynamics, Hasok Chang
17. Engineering Energy: Constructing a New Physics for Victorian Britain, Crosbie Smith
18. Electromagnetism and Field Physics, Friedrich Steinle
19. Electrodynamics from Thomson and Maxwell to Hertz, Jed Buchwald
20. From Workshop to Factory: The evolution of Instrument Making Industry, 1850-1930, Paolo Brenni
21. Physics Textbooks and Textbook Physics in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Josep Simon
22. Physics and Medicine, Iwan Morus
23. Physics and Metrology, Kathy Olesko
Part IV: Modern Physics
24. Rethinking 'Classical Physics', Graeme Gooday and Daniel Mitchell
25. The Emergence of Statistical Mechanics, Olivier Darrigol and Jurgen Renn
26. Three and a Half Principles: The Origins of Modern Relativity Theory, Daniel Kennefick
27. Quantum Physics, Suman Seth
28. The Silicon Tide: Relations between Things Epistemic and Things of Function in the Semiconductor World, Terry Shinn
29. Physics and Cosmology, Helge Kragh


Please wait while the item is added to your cart...