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This book is an English translation; the German edition was published by Franz Steiner Verlag in 2005. It is a history of early electrodynamics from 1820 through the end of the nineteenth century. The author focuses on research practice, reconstructed from laboratory notes, diaries, letters, and interactions with instrument makers, within the context of the larger questions of how scientific knowledge is generated and stabilized; how experimental, conceptual, and theoretical activities are connected; and how validity is established and accepted. His third major theme incorporates the ideas of “New Experimentalism,” which seeks to broaden the discussion beyond the traditional view that the only meaning of experiment lies in testing hypothesis or theories.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Title, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. pp. 1-17
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  1. CHAPTER 1. Electricity and Galvanism in the Early Nineteenth Century
  2. pp. 18-51
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  1. CHAPTER 2. Electromagnetism
  2. pp. 52-84
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  1. CHAPTER 3. Ampère’s First Studies of Electromagnetism: Entering a New Field
  2. pp. 85-142
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  1. CHAPTER 4. Competing Pursuits in Paris, 1820–1821
  2. pp. 143-201
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  1. CHAPTER 5. Electromagnetism in London
  2. pp. 202-227
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  1. CHAPTER 6. Faraday’s First Studies: Electromagnetic Rotation
  2. pp. 228-300
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  1. CHAPTER 7. Experiment and Concept Formation
  2. pp. 301-338
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  1. APPENDIX
  2. pp. 339-422
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  1. NOTES
  2. pp. 423-460
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  1. REFERENCES
  2. pp. 461-490
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  1. INDEX OF NAMES
  2. pp. 491-494
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  1. Back Cover
  2. p. 495
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822981374
Related ISBN
9780822944508
MARC Record
OCLC
951070017
Pages
544
Launched on MUSE
2016-06-04
Language
English
Open Access
No
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