This book, first available in 1994, was published to commemorate the one-hundredth anniversary of Heinrich Hertz’s death at the terribly young age of thirty-six. The introductory biography together with eleven papers by Hertz and seven about him are intended to highlight the importance of Hertz’s contributions to physics and at the same time to serve the needs of anyone interested in doing research on this highly gifted scientist.
Preface; A Note about References; Chronology of Heinrich Hertz’s Life; Introductory Biography; 1. Hertz’s Childhood and Young Manhood (1857-1878): Hamburg, Frankfurt, and Munich 2. Berlin (1878-1883): Advanced Studies in Physics, Friedrich-Wilhelm University 3. Kiel University (1883-1885): Physics Instructor 4. Karlsruhe (1885-1889): Professor of Physics 5. Bonn University (1889-1894): Professor of Physics 6. Heinrich Hertz’s Importance in the History of Physics; Bibliography; Index
This set of volumes, originally published between 1900 and 1994, amalgamates research on Science and Technology in the Nineteenth Century, including studies on notable figures such as Gregor Johann Mendel, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Sir Humphry Davy. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject, how it has evolved over time, which will be of particular interest to students of history and the sciences.