The Search for Christian Doppler

Authors: Eden, Alec

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It is now 150 years ago, on 25th May 1842, that the son of a Salzburg ston­ emason presented a scientific work "On the coloured light of the double stars and certain other heavenly bodies" at a meeting of the Royal Bo­ hemian Society of Sciences held in Prague. Christian Andreas Doppler, then professor at the Prague Technical Institute, set a milestone in scien­ tific history in the meeting room of the Royal Society in the Charles Uni­ versity, just a few meters from the National Theatre where another genius from Salzburg, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, had celebrated his musical triumph with the premiere of his opera Don Giovanni fifty-five years earlier. Doppler's lecture set out in brilliant simplicity what we now call the Doppler principle, which since has found numerous uses in astronomy, which was of primary interest to Christian Doppler. In addition, it has found countless practical applications in physics, navigation, aeronautics, geodesy, medicine, science and technology. In medicine alone, Doppler sonography is now an established diagnostic procedure in the fields of childbirth, cardiology and diseases of the blood vessels, neurology, neuro­ surgery and vascular surgery, and is continually finding new medical appli­ cations in today's world of high technology.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Search for Christian Doppler

    Eden, Prof. Alec

    Pages 1-4

  • From Toppler to Doppler: A Dynasty of Stonemasons

    Eden, Prof. Alec

    Pages 5-9

  • Salzburg: The Young Doppler

    Eden, Prof. Alec

    Pages 11-24

  • Vienna: Hope and Disappointment

    Eden, Prof. Alec

    Pages 25-26

  • Prague and the Coloured Light of the Double Stars

    Eden, Prof. Alec

    Pages 27-37

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Search for Christian Doppler
Authors
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag/Wien
eBook ISBN
978-3-7091-6677-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7091-6677-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7091-7378-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 137
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