From Atomos to Atom: The History of the Concept Atom

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Courier Corporation, 2004 - 240 pagina's
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Widely acclaimed as an outstanding contribution to both science and philosophy, this classic profiles the atom's progress from Grecian philosophy to its physical conception in the 17th century and its modern applications to quantum theory. "Fascinating . . . clear and authoritative." — Philosophy. 1960 edition.
 

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PHILOsOPHY or Gm1c1
9
RENAIssANCE
49
Aristotles Minima Theory in His Commentators
70
Scaligers Theory of Natural Minima p 73 His impor
77
Basso and van Goorle
89
Robert Boyle
99
Seventeenth Century Mechanics
109
Review of the Seventeenth Century
115
The Philosophic Background of the Atomic Theory
160
CHAPTER FIVETHE ATOMIC THEoRY IN THE TWENTIETH
167
The Dualistic Character of Matter
174
Nuclear Physics
180
Insufficient Data p 185 Difference of the Nineteenth
191
Introduction
194
The Importance of Ancient Philosophic Systems with
201
The Importance of Greek Philosophy of Nature
210

Development of the Concept Atom Before Dalton
131
First Developments After Dalton
140
The Kinetic Gas Theory
148
Difficulties of the Old Theory p 153 Maxwell p
154
Recapitulation
216
PE1uoD1c TABLE
222
INnEx 0E NAMEs
233
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