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Published: 10 December 1998

352 Pages | 10 halftones, 6 line illus.

ISBN: 9780198501541

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Ludwig Boltzmann

The Man Who Trusted Atoms

Carlo Cercignani
Foreword by Roger Penrose, Sir

The book presents the life, personality, and scientific and philosophical work of Ludwig Boltzmann, a key figure in the late 19th and early 20th centuries who, despite his success, ended his life tragically in suicide. A substantial part of the book is devoted to discussing Boltzmann's work establishing the atomic structure of matter and his influence on modern physics.


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