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By Edmund T. Whittaker

Precise, debatable, and often stated, this survey bargains hugely particular bills in regards to the improvement of rules and theories in regards to the nature of electrical energy and area (aether). effectively available to basic readers in addition to highschool scholars, academics, and undergraduates, it contains a lot info unavailable elsewhere.
This single-volume version contains either The Classical Theories and the fashionable Theories, which have been initially released individually. the 1st quantity covers the theories of classical physics from the age of the Greek philosophers to the past due nineteenth century. the second one quantity chronicles discoveries that resulted in the advances of contemporary physics, concentrating on unique relativity, quantum theories, normal relativity, matrix mechanics, and wave mechanics. famous historian of technological know-how I. Bernard Cohen, who reviewed those books for Scientific American, saw, "I recognize of no different heritage of electrical energy that's as sound as Whittaker's. All those that have stumbled on stimulation from his works will learn this informative and actual heritage with curiosity and profit."

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