Springer Biographies

Meghnad Saha

His Life in Science and Politics

Authors: Naik, Pramod V.

  • Provides a compact yet comprehensive overview of the life of Meghnad Saha, who developed the theory of thermal ionization and constructed the well-known and frequently used Saha equations
  • Frames Saha’s life in the historical context of the times in terms of the political and scientific struggles and achievements in India
  • Discusses the scientific work of Saha in a mostly non-technical way, so as to appeal to the general reader
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About this book

This biography is a short yet comprehensive overview of the life of Meghnad Saha, the mastermind behind the frequently used Saha equations and a strong contributor to the foundation of science in India. The author explores the lesser known details behind the man who played a major role in building scientific institutions in India, developed the breakthrough theory of thermal ionization, and whose fervor about India’s rapid progress in science and technology, along with concern for uplifting his countrymen and optimizing resources, led him to eventually enter politics and identify the mismanagement of many programs of national importance to Parliament.

This book is free of most academic technicalities, so that the reader with general scientific knowledge can read and understand it easily. One interested only in Saha’s contribution to physics can pick up just that part and read it. Conversely, the average reader may skip the technical chapters, and read the book without loss of continuity or generality to still get a coherent picture. This work touches on all aspects of Saha’s multidimensional personality, which overflows in the pages of his periodical, Science and Culture,as well as his many speeches, debates and discussions in Parliament, all of which is appropriately conveyed in this book.


About the authors

Dr. Pramod Naik received his PhD in Physics from the University of Bombay in 1993, focusing on studies in wave-particle interactions. He then worked as a visiting lecturer for an army officers training program in petroleum management on behalf of the Indian Oil Corporation in Mumbai. Dr. Naik is currently a lecturer in physics at the Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute in Mumbai, India. He is also on the Board of Studies in Physics at Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Woman’s University in Mumbai. He has published in various journals, including Astrophysics and Space Science. Dr. Naik has written four other books on physics and/or engineering, published by Narosa Publishing House, PHI Learning, Pearson, and Viva Books. He is a member of the AGU, Institute of Physics, Plasma Science Society of India and the Indian Physics Association.



Table of contents (17 chapters)

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eBook 59,49 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-62102-9
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Hardcover 72,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-62101-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Meghnad Saha
Book Subtitle
His Life in Science and Politics
Authors
Series Title
Springer Biographies
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62102-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62102-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62101-2
Series ISSN
2365-0613
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 211
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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