The Creation Of Scientific Effects: Heinrich Hertz And Electric Waves

Brand: University of Chicago Press
SKU: DADAX0226078876
ISBN : 9780226078878
Price:
$153.87

Domestic Shipping:$9.95
Qty: - +
   - OR -   

The Creation of Scientific Effects: Heinrich Hertz and Electric Waves

This book is an attempt to reconstitute the tacit knowledge—the shared, unwritten assumptions, values, and understandings—that shapes the work of science. Jed Z. Buchwald uses as his focus the social and intellectual world of nineteenth-century German physics.

Drawing on the lab notes, published papers, and unpublished manuscripts of Heinrich Hertz, Buchwald recreates Hertz's 1887 invention of a device that produced electromagnetic waves in wires. The invention itself was serendipitous and the device was quickly transformed, but Hertz's early experiments led to major innovations in electrodynamics. Buchwald explores the difficulty Hertz had in reconciling the theories of other physicists, including Hermann von Helmholtz and James Clerk Maxwell, and he considers the complex and often problematic connections between theory and experiment.

In this first detailed scientific biography of Hertz and his scientific community, Buchwald demonstrates that tacit knowledge can be recovered so that we can begin to identify the unspoken rules that govern scientific practice.

Specifications of The Creation of Scientific Effects: Heinrich Hertz and Electric Waves

GENERAL
AuthorJed Z. Buchwald
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1
ISBN-100226078876
ISBN-139780226078878
PublisherUniversity Of Chicago Press
Number Of Pages496
Publication Date1994-09-15
DIMENSIONS
Height9 inch.
Length6 inch.
Width1.2 inch.
Weight1.97 pounds.

Write a review


Your Name:


Your Email:


Your Review:

Note: HTML is not translated!

Rating: Bad           Good

Enter the code in the box below: