Robert Mayer and the Conservation of Energy / / Kenneth L. Caneva.

The principle of the conservation of energy was among the most important developments of nineteenth-century physics, and Robert Mayer, a physician from a small city in Germany, was one of its codiscoverers. As ship's doctor on a voyage to the Dutch East Indies in 1840, Mayer noticed that the ve...

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Superior document:Title is part of eBook package: De Gruyter Princeton Legacy Lib. eBook Package 1980-1999
Place / Publishing House:Princeton, NJ : : Princeton University Press, , [2015]
Year of Publication:2015
Series:Princeton Legacy Library ; 1747
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Physical Description:1 online resource (464 p.)
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Table of Contents:
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • PART I. The Man and His Work
  • Chapter one. Mayer the Person
  • CHAPTER TWO. Mayer'sWork
  • PART I I. Establishing the Relevant Context
  • CHAPTER THREE. Physiology and Medicine
  • CHAPTER FOUR. Physics and Chemistry
  • CHAPTER FIVE. Science Circumscribed
  • PART III. Mayer's Work in Context
  • CHAPTER SIX . A Contextual Reconstruction of the Development of Mayer's Ideas
  • CHAPTER SEVEN. Mayer and Naturphilosophie
  • CHAPTER EIGHT. Assessment and Conclusions
  • APPENDIX ONE. Timeline of Robert Mayer'S Life and Work
  • Appendix Two. Courses Mayer Took at the University of Tübingen, 1832-37
  • APPENDIX THREE. The German Text of the Longer Passages Quoted from M anuscript