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The Science of Energy a Cultural History of Energy Physics in Victorian Britain

by Crosbie Smith

  • ISBN: 9780226764214
  • ISBN10: 0226764214

The Science of Energy a Cultural History of Energy Physics in Victorian Britain

by Crosbie Smith

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 04/01/1999
  • ISBN: 9780226764214
  • ISBN10: 0226764214
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Description: List of Figures Preface Abbreviations 1. Introduction: a History of Energy 2. From Design to Dissolution: Scotland's Presbyterian Cultures 3. Recovering the Motive Power of Heat 4. Mr. Joule of Manchester 5. Constructing a Perfect Thermo-dynamic Engine 6. 'Everything in the Material World is Progressive' 7. 'The Epoch of Energy': the New Physics and the New Cosmology 8. The Science of Thermodynamics 9. North Britain versus Metropolis: Territorial Controversy in the History of Energy 10. Newton Reinvented: Thomson and Tait's Treatise on Natural Philosophy 11. Gentlemen of Energy: the Natural Philosophy of James Clerk Maxwell 12. Demons versus Dissipation 13. Energy and Electricity: 'the Apparatus of the Market Place' 14. Sequel: Transforming Energy in the Late Nineteenth Century Epilogue Notes Bibliography Index
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