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By Darryl J. Leiter

ISBN-10: 0816047987

ISBN-13: 9780816047987

ISBN-10: 1438109229

ISBN-13: 9781438109220

One other vital survey within the striking Scientists sequence, A to Z of Physicists focuses not just at the lives and personalities of these profiled, but additionally on their learn and contributions to the sector. a desirable and demanding component to this quantity is the eye paid to the stumbling blocks that ladies and minority physicists have triumph over to arrive their own ambitions. via incidents, quotations, and pictures, the entries painting whatever of the human face that is frequently misplaced in books on technological know-how and scientists. A to Z of Physicists positive factors a hundred and fifty entries and 50 black-and-white images. Culturally inclusive and spanning the entire diversity of physicists from precedent days to the current day, this can be a great source for college students and basic readers attracted to the heritage of physics or the numerous facets of the private lives of significant physicists.

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By Darryl J. Leiter

ISBN-10: 0816047987

ISBN-13: 9780816047987

ISBN-10: 1438109229

ISBN-13: 9781438109220

One other vital survey within the striking Scientists sequence, A to Z of Physicists focuses not just at the lives and personalities of these profiled, but additionally on their learn and contributions to the sector. a desirable and demanding component to this quantity is the eye paid to the stumbling blocks that ladies and minority physicists have triumph over to arrive their own ambitions. via incidents, quotations, and pictures, the entries painting whatever of the human face that is frequently misplaced in books on technological know-how and scientists. A to Z of Physicists positive factors a hundred and fifty entries and 50 black-and-white images. Culturally inclusive and spanning the entire diversity of physicists from precedent days to the current day, this can be a great source for college students and basic readers attracted to the heritage of physics or the numerous facets of the private lives of significant physicists.

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He became a member of the French Academy of Sciences in 1889 and a professor of applied physics at the museum in 1892 and at the École Polytechnique in 1895. In his research, Becquerel had taken up his father’s studies of luminescence, which encom- Bernoulli, Daniel 23 passes fluorescence, the emission of light only during stimulation by external radiation, and phosphorescence, the light that persists after the external radiation ceases. An exciting new path of inquiry was suggested to him in 1896, the year that WILHELM CONRAD RÖNTGEN discovered X rays.

He died tragically in a plane crash on Mount Blanc in the French Alps, on January 24, 1966, while on his way to Vienna to attend a meeting of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the International Atomic Energy Agency. He was mourned by his peers, not only as a distinguished theorist, but also as one of those rare beings in whom scientific and artistic excellence, as well as love of country and a strong sense of internationalism, harmoniously coexist. See also EINSTEIN, ALBERT; MILLIKAN, ROBERT ANDREWS; WILSON, CHARLES THOMAS REES.

Europe, however, gave the younger Bernoulli the credit he was due, electing him to most of the leading scientific societies of his day. In 1750, Bernoulli at last became professor of physics at Basel, where he would remain for the next 26 years, giving a series of memorable physics lectures during which he performed actual experiments. In research that advanced the field of mathematical physics, he developed SIR ISAAC NEWTON’s theories and used them together with the more powerful calculus of Gottfried Leibnitz.

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