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The Science of Energy By Crosbie Smith

The Science of Energy by Crosbie Smith

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Traditional accounts of the energy concept have concentrated on the "discovery". In contrast, this book places the "construction" of the concept in its social, economic and political context. Smith's other publications include "Energy and Empire: A Biographical Study of Lord Kelvin" (1989).

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The Science of Energy: Cultural History of Energy Physics in Victorian Britain by Crosbie Smith

Between Isaac Newton in the 17th century and Albert Einstein in the 20th century, few innovations in science have had such wide-ranging effects as "energy". Traditional accounts of the energy concept have tended to emphasize its "discovery", an inevitable product of the advancement of science in the 19th century. By contrast, this new history places the "construction" of the concept firmly in its social, economic and political context.

Table of Contents

A history of energy; after Newton; shaping an industrial nation; electricity and economy; rejection and recovery - Julius Robert Mayer; physics and physiology - Herman Helmholtz; engineering and economy - James and William Thomson; thermo-dynamic engines; the new physics and the new cosmology; Tait versus Tyndall; Newton reinvented - Thomson and Tait's "Treatise on Natural Philosophy"; energy and entropy; energy and electricity; gentleman of energy - James Clerk Maxwell; transforming energy in the late 19th century; epilogue.

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GOR003686923
9780485114317
0485114313
The Science of Energy: Cultural History of Energy Physics in Victorian Britain by Crosbie Smith
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2000-12-01
384
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