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Famous Discoveries in Physics and Chemistry


THIS volume consists of reprints of the author'sarticles on various classic researches in physics and chemistry which appeared inThe Engineer during 1944—48. The field, covered includes the problem of friction (Coulomb, Morin, Tower and Osborne Reynolds), the mechanical equivalent of heat (Rumford, Mayer, Joule and others), electrodynamics (Oersted, Ampére, Faraday), ether-drift (Arago, Michelson, Morley, Miller and Fitzgerald), specific, latent and atomic heat (from Black to Planck), the chemical elements and atoms (from antiquity to Dalton and Avogadro), the classification of the elements (Newlands, Lothar Meyer, Mendeleeff), molecular physics (Newton, Daniel Bernoulli, Joule, Clausius and Clerk Maxwell), the conduction of electricity through liquids (Davy, Faraday, Grotthuss and Kohlrausch), the conduction of electricity through gases (Faraday, Plucker, Hittorf, Crookes, Goldstein, Lenard, Perrin, J. J. Thomson, C. T. R. Wilson and Millikan), X-rays and positive rays and isotopes.

Historic Researches

Chapters in the History of Physical and Chemical Discovery. By Dr. T. W. Chalmers. Pp. vi + 288. (London : Morgan Brothers (Publishers), Ltd., 1949.) 21s. net.

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MCKIE, D. Famous Discoveries in Physics and Chemistry. Nature 164, 896–897 (1949).

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