Ludwig Boltzmann His Later Life and Philosophy, 1900–1906

Book One: A Documentary History

  • Editors
  • John Blackmore

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science book series (BSPS, volume 168)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. John Blackmore
    Pages 1-42
  3. John Blackmore
    Pages 43-54
  4. John Blackmore
    Pages 55-86
  5. John Blackmore
    Pages 87-110
  6. A. Correspondence
    Pages 111-144
  7. John Blackmore
    Pages 145-170
  8. Ludwig Boltzmann
    Pages 171-204
  9. John Blackmore
    Pages 205-214
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 215-272

About this book


2 But already he had done important work on thermal equilibrium which helped generalize Maxwell's distribution law. Indeed, there is part of a letter by James Clerk Maxwell to Loschmidt from this period which runs: "I am very pleased over the outstanding work of your student; in England experi­ mental physics is much neglected. Sir William Thomson has done the most in this connection, but you [in Austria] are ahead of us with your good example. "2 But while praise was fine, Boltzmann lusted after further travel. He wanted to know what other physicists were doing first hand. In 1870 he attended lectures by Bunsen and Konigsberger in Heid­ elberg, and in the same year went to Berlin only to scurry back to Vienna with the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War, but Boltzmann was back in Berlin the next year attending lectures, visiting laboratories, and working on dielectricity more or less under the direction of Kirchhhoff and Helmholtz.


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Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4492-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0489-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0068-0346
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