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Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

The Scientific Correspondence of H.A. Lorentz

Volume I

Editors: Kox, A.J. (Ed.)

  • Unique insight into the minds of the 19th–20th century’s most important physicists
  • Preface contains a biography of Lorentz, with details which cannot be found elsewhere
  • Contains previously unpublished letters from Einstein, Planck and others
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This book presents a selection of 434 carefully annotated letters from and to the Dutch physicist and Nobel Prize winner Hendrik Antoon Lorentz (1853-1928), covering the period from 1883 until a few months before his death in February 1928. Most of these letters are of a scientific nature, with the exception of letters between Lorentz and Albert Einstein, Max Planck, Woldemar Voigt, and Wilhelm Wien during World War I, since these letters shed important light on the disruption of scientific relations during the war and on the political views of these correspondents as well as of Lorentz.

 

The letters are being reproduced in their original language (German, French and English), and a few Dutch drafts are accompanied by English translations.

 

A concise biography of Lorentz is also included, as well as a full bibliography of his writings.

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Buy this book

eBook $219.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-387-77940-9
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $279.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2671-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Scientific Correspondence of H.A. Lorentz
Book Subtitle
Volume I
Editors
  • A.J. Kox
Series Title
Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-77940-9
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-77940-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-77939-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2671-5
Series ISSN
2196-8810
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 780
Number of Illustrations
35 b/w illustrations
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