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The Resource Physics in Oxford, 1839-1939 : Laboratories, Learning and College Life

Physics in Oxford, 1839-1939 : Laboratories, Learning and College Life

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Physics in Oxford, 1839-1939 : Laboratories, Learning and College Life
Title
Physics in Oxford, 1839-1939
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Laboratories, Learning and College Life
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eng
Summary
This book shows that physics in pre-war Oxford has a colourful and dynamic history. Its examination of physics teaching and research in the University's constituent colleges reveals a unique world that helped to make Oxford physics in the twentieth century a force to rival that of the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge. - ;Physics in Oxford, 1839-1939 offers a challenging new interpretation of pre-war physics at the University of Oxford, which was far more dynamic than most historians and physicists have been prepared to believe. It explains, on the one hand, how attempts to develop the Univers
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MERUC
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Fox, Robert
Dewey number
530.0711424574
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC47.G73
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Gooday, Graeme
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  • University of Oxford
  • Physics
  • Physics
  • University of Oxford
  • Physics
  • Physics
  • England
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Physics in Oxford, 1839-1939 : Laboratories, Learning and College Life
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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mixed
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents; Notes on Contributors; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements for Illustrations; Abbreviations; Administrative Terminology; Terms and Residence; 1. Physics in Oxford: Problems and Perspectives; 2. The Context and Practices of Oxford Physics, 1839-77; 3. Robert Bellamy Clifton and the 'Depressing Inheritance' of the Clarendon Laboratory, 1877-1919; 4. Laboratories and Physics in Oxford Colleges, 1848-1947; 5. Mechanical Physicists, the Millard Laboratory, and the Transition from Physics to Engineering
  • 6. Translating Ion Physics from Cambridge to Oxford: John Townsend and the Electrical Laboratory, 1900-247. The Lindemann Era; 8. Redefining the Context: Oxford and the Wider World of British Physics, 1900-1940; 9. Epilogue; Appendix I: The Classification of the Oxford B.A.; Appendix II: The Syllabus for the Oxford B.A., 1831-1872; Appendix III: Letter from Robert Clifton to Sir William Thomson; Bibliography; Index
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437108542
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unknown
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1 online resource (386 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780191524455
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)437108542
Label
Physics in Oxford, 1839-1939 : Laboratories, Learning and College Life
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Contents; Notes on Contributors; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgements for Illustrations; Abbreviations; Administrative Terminology; Terms and Residence; 1. Physics in Oxford: Problems and Perspectives; 2. The Context and Practices of Oxford Physics, 1839-77; 3. Robert Bellamy Clifton and the 'Depressing Inheritance' of the Clarendon Laboratory, 1877-1919; 4. Laboratories and Physics in Oxford Colleges, 1848-1947; 5. Mechanical Physicists, the Millard Laboratory, and the Transition from Physics to Engineering
  • 6. Translating Ion Physics from Cambridge to Oxford: John Townsend and the Electrical Laboratory, 1900-247. The Lindemann Era; 8. Redefining the Context: Oxford and the Wider World of British Physics, 1900-1940; 9. Epilogue; Appendix I: The Classification of the Oxford B.A.; Appendix II: The Syllabus for the Oxford B.A., 1831-1872; Appendix III: Letter from Robert Clifton to Sir William Thomson; Bibliography; Index
Control code
437108542
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (386 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191524455
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)437108542

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