Journals Higher Education

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Published: 12 January 2006

348 Pages | 23 line drawings and halftones

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ISBN: 9780198570646


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Ludwig Boltzmann

The Man Who Trusted Atoms

Carlo Cercignani
Roger Penrose

  • Unique detailed biography of Boltzmann, the scientist who marked the passage from 19th to 20th century physics.
  • Controversial aspects of Boltzmann's work in the light of modern research.
  • Discussion of Boltzmann's philosophical views (theory of knowledge, anticipation of Kuhn's theory of scientific revolutions).
  • Review of Boltzmann's basic work in statistical mechanics.
  • Survey of Boltzmann's work in other fields (electromagnetism, continuum mechanics, foundations of mechanics, thermal radiation) and his influence on modern physics through the work of Einstein and Planck
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