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Title Hermann von Helmholtz and the foundations of nineteenth-century science / edited by David Cahan.

Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1993.

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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 666 pages) : illustrations.
Series California studies in the history of science ; 12
California studies in the history of science ; 12.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references pages (603-636) and index.
Contents Chronological Listing of the Principal Events and Publications of Helmholtz's Life and Career -- Introduction: Helmholtz at the Borders of Science / David Cahan -- Helmholtz and the German Medical Community / Arleen Tuchman -- Experiment, Quantification, and Discovery: Helmholtz's Early Physiological Researches, 1843-50 / Kathryn M. Olesko and Frederic L. Holmes -- The Eye as Mathematician: Clinical Practice, Instrumentation, and Helmholtz's Construction of an Empiricist Theory of Vision / Timothy Lenoir -- Consensus and Controversy: Helmholtz on the Visual Perception of Space / R. Steven Turner -- Innovation through Synthesis: Helmholtz and Color Research / Richard L. Kremer -- Sensation of Tone, Perception of Sound, and Empiricism: Helmholtz's Physiological Acoustics / Stephan Vogel -- Helmholtz's Ueber die Erhaltung der Kraft: The Emergence of a Theoretical Physicist / Fabio Bevilacqua.
Summary Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1894) was a polymath of dazzling intellectual range and energy. Renowned for his co-discovery of the second law of thermodynamics and his invention of the ophthalmoscope, Helmholtz also made many other contributions to physiology, physical theory, philosophy of science and mathematics, and aesthetic thought.
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Subject Helmholtz, Hermann von, 1821-1894.
Helmholtz, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von.
Helmholtz, Hermann von, 1821-1894
Science -- History -- 19th century.
Scientists -- Germany -- Biography.
Physiologists -- Germany -- Biography.
Chronological Term 1800 - 1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Cahan, David, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Hermann von Helmholtz and the foundations of nineteenth-century science. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1993 0520083342 (DLC) 93016285 (OCoLC)27430374
ISBN 9780520914094 (electronic bk.)
0520914090 (electronic bk.)
0585112894 (electronic bk.)
9780585112893 (electronic bk.)
0520083342 (alk. paper)