Into the short compass of this book Professor Graetz has succeeded in compressing an eminently readable survey of the directions in which the atomic theory, as accepted in the nineteenth century, has been extended by the remarkable and almost revolutionary physical investigations and discoveries of the two decades preceding the book’s original publication in 1923.
1. Molecules and Atoms in Chemistry, and the Kinetic Theory of Gases 2. Atoms and Ions and Electrical Effects in Liquids and Gases – Atoms of Electricity 3. The Disintegration of Atoms in Radio-active Substances – The Nucleus Theory of the Atom 4. X-Ray Spectra and the Nucleus Theory of the Atom 5. Line Spectra and Bohr’s Model of the Atom 6. Further Investigations on the Structure of Nucleim Atoms, Ions and Molecules – Decompsition of Nuclei
Reissuing works originally published between 1921 and 1988, this set offers a selection of scholarship covering historical developments in scientific thinking. Volumes range from Einstein's theories to quantum theory and genetics making this a comprehensive collection of previously out-of-print works. Many of the works review scientific advances in general or science and philosophy at the time; a great insight into the intellectual world of the 20th Century.