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Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

Through Measurement to Knowledge

The Selected Papers of Heike Kamerlingh Onnes 1853–1926

Authors: Onnes, Heike Kamerlingh

Editors: Gavroglu, Kostas, Goudaroulis, Yorgos (Eds.)

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"Tile; D'apC:Tile; l. DpWTa ()coi 7rpo7rapod)w £ D'T}K,mi'. "between us and Goodness the gods have placed the sweat of our brows". This quote from Isiodos, the first lyrical poet, is jotted on a sheet of paper found among the papers of Heike Kamerlingh Onnes at the Boerhaave Museum, Leiden. On this same sheet, one can also read quotes from Schiller, Goethe, Shakespeare, Homer, Pindar and Dante. Each quote is for somebody or something. It appears to have been a game played at least by Ehrenfest and Crommelin -an unmistakable sign of these two physicists's deep culture. This particular quote was for the "Werkplaats", the Physical Laboratory of the University of Leiden. Our purpose in putting together the Selected Papers of its first Director, Kamerlingh Onnes (1853-1926), is to try and articulate the dominant trends of a different type of culture at Leiden: its physics culture during the years that established low temperature physics as a distinct branch of physics. Our aims in choosing the particular papers are threefold. First, we wish to present the interconnectedness among the different research programs of Kamerlingh Onnes and to bring out the decisive role of the work initiated by van der Waals in determining the direction of nearly all of these research programs.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • on the cryogenic laboratory at Leiden and on the production of very low temperatures

    Onnes, H. Kamerlingh

    Pages 3-30

  • The importance of accurate measurements at very low temperatures

    Onnes, H. Kamerlingh

    Pages 31-58

  • Further experiments with liquid helium. P. On the lowest temperature yet obtained

    Onnes, H. Kamerlingh

    Pages 59-88

  • Théorie Générale De L’état Fluide

    Onnes, H. Kamerlingh

    Pages 89-124

  • Remarks on the liquefaction of hydrogen, on thermodynamical similarity and on the use of vacuum vessels

    Onnes, H. Kamerlingh

    Pages 125-145

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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-010-7433-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Through Measurement to Knowledge
Book Subtitle
The Selected Papers of Heike Kamerlingh Onnes 1853–1926
Authors
Editors
  • Kostas Gavroglu
  • Yorgos Goudaroulis
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
124
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-2079-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-2079-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-0825-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-7433-9
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
CXVI, 576
Topics