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Author Kox, Anne J., author.

Title "A living work of art" : the life and science of Hendrik Antoon Lorentz / A.J. Kox, H.F. Schatz
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2021
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 281 pages) : illustrations
Contents Prologue -- Chapter 1: Childhood and student years -- Chapter 2: Professorship and family life -- Chapter 3: Aletta, woman in her own right -- Chapter 4: Early work and the Theory of Electrons -- Chapter 5: The new century: Prospect and retrospect -- Chapter 6: Nobel Prize and international recognition -- Chapter 7: Haarlem, Einstein, Ehrenfest, and Solvay -- Chapter 8: Quantum theory and the General Theory of Relativity -- Chapter 9: World War One -- Chapter 10: The Zuiderzee Commission -- Chapter 11: International cooperation in crisis -- Chapter 12: The final years: Travel and tributes -- Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Index -- Family tree
Summary This biography describes the life of Lorentz, from his early childhood, as the son of a market gardener in the provincial town of Arnhem, to his death, as a towering figure in physics and in international scientific cooperation, and as a trailblazer for Einstein's relativity theory
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (Oxford Scholarship Online, viewed August 6, 2021)
Subject Lorentz, H. A. (Hendrik Antoon), 1853-1928.
Lorentz, H. A. (Hendrik Antoon), 1853-1928.
Physicists -- Netherlands -- Biography
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Schatz, H. F., author.
ISBN 9780192643360
Other Titles Hendrik Antoon Lorentz. English