By Stephen G. Brush
This ebook introduces physics scholars and lecturers to the old improvement of the kinetic thought of gases, via delivering a set of crucial contributions via Clausius, Maxwell and Boltzmann, with introductory surveys explaining their importance. furthermore, extracts from the works of Boyle, Newton, Mayer, Joule, Helmholtz, Kelvin and others convey the historic context of rules approximately gases, power and irreversibility. as well as 5 thematic essays connecting the classical kinetic thought with twentieth century issues akin to indeterminism and interatomic forces, there's an intensive overseas bibliography of old commentaries on kinetic concept, thermodynamics, and so on. released some time past 4 decadesThe ebook could be beneficial to historians of technology who desire basic and secondary assets to be very easily to be had for his or her personal examine and interpretation, besides the bibliography which makes it more uncomplicated to profit what different historians have already performed in this topic. .
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