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Title Hermann von Helmholtz and the foundations of nineteenth-century science / edited by David Cahan
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [1993]
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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 666 pages) : illustrations
Series California studies in the history of science ; 12
California studies in the history of science ; 12
Contents Chronological Listing of the Principal Events and Publications of Helmholtz's Life and Career -- Introduction: Helmholtz at the Borders of Science / David Cahan -- Helmholtz and the German Medical Community / Arleen Tuchman -- Experiment, Quantification, and Discovery: Helmholtz's Early Physiological Researches, 1843-50 / Kathryn M. Olesko and Frederic L. Holmes -- The Eye as Mathematician: Clinical Practice, Instrumentation, and Helmholtz's Construction of an Empiricist Theory of Vision / Timothy Lenoir -- Consensus and Controversy: Helmholtz on the Visual Perception of Space / R. Steven Turner -- Innovation through Synthesis: Helmholtz and Color Research / Richard L. Kremer -- Sensation of Tone, Perception of Sound, and Empiricism: Helmholtz's Physiological Acoustics / Stephan Vogel -- Helmholtz's Ueber die Erhaltung der Kraft: The Emergence of a Theoretical Physicist / Fabio Bevilacqua
Summary Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1894) was a polymath of dazzling intellectual range and energy. Renowned for his co-discovery of the second law of thermodynamics and his invention of the ophthalmoscope, Helmholtz also made many other contributions to physiolo
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references pages (603-636) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Helmholtz, Hermann von, 1821-1894.
Physiologists -- Germany -- Biography.
Science -- History -- 19th century.
Scientists -- Germany -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Cahan, David.
LC no. 93016285
ISBN 0520914090 (electronic bk.)
0585112894 (electronic bk.)
9780520914094 (electronic bk.)
9780585112893 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)