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Ludwig Boltzmann arguably played the key role in establishing that submicroscopic structures underlie the ordinary world. He had a tremendous impact on late 19th-century and early 20th-century physics, and he anticipated many contemporary ideas, including Kuhn's theory of scientific revolutions and recent theories of knowledge based on Darwinian principles. This book is thLudwig Boltzmann arguably played the key role in establishing that submicroscopic structures underlie the ordinary world. He had a tremendous impact on late 19th-century and early 20th-century physics, and he anticipated many contemporary ideas, including Kuhn's theory of scientific revolutions and recent theories of knowledge based on Darwinian principles. This book is the first accessible biography of this important figure. Without relying on equations, it provides a deep look at the full range of his scientific and philosophical ideas, discussing both their original context and their relevance today. The book also gives a concise portrait of Boltzmann's life, which, despite his successes, ended tragically in suicide. Drawing on recent research related to some of Boltzmann's more controversial ideas, this book offers fascinating insights into the birth of modern physics....

Title : Ludwig Boltzmann: The Man Who Trusted Atoms
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ISBN : 9780198570646
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 329 Pages
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Ludwig Boltzmann: The Man Who Trusted Atoms Reviews

  • Alan Earhart
    2018-10-31 13:10

    This is a very difficult book to read. A blurb on the back reads- "I can warmly recommend the book to everybody who is interested in the history of science."No freakin' way. Do not read this if you are looking for a basic history of him. If you know something about him and are ready (and intellectually prepared) for the level of math needed then you'll find that it's worth it.

  • Jonathan Bechtel
    2018-11-05 20:49

    I actually didn't read the whole book. It started getting way too technical.