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The Electrical Nature of Matter and Radio-activity

Nature volume 74, page 632 (25 October 1906) | Download Citation



THIS book consists of a series of articles, written in semi-popular style, reprinted from the Electrical Review. The first third of the book is occupied with the electronic theory of matter, and follows the usual popular lines. The subject is treated only from what may be called the Cavendish Laboratory point of view, and, in fact, we read that we owe the whole electronic conception to Prof. J. J. Thomson. The optical and spectroscopic foundations for the theory are omitted, and the names of Larmor, H. A. Lorentz, and Zeeman are not mentioned.

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