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The Resource Gustav Robert Kirchhoff's treatise "On the theory of light rays" (1882) : English translation, analysis and commentary, editors, Klaus Hentschel (University of Stuttgart, Germany), Ning Yan Zhu (University of Stuttgart, Germany), (electronic resource)

Gustav Robert Kirchhoff's treatise "On the theory of light rays" (1882) : English translation, analysis and commentary, editors, Klaus Hentschel (University of Stuttgart, Germany), Ning Yan Zhu (University of Stuttgart, Germany), (electronic resource)

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Gustav Robert Kirchhoff's treatise "On the theory of light rays" (1882) : English translation, analysis and commentary
Title
Gustav Robert Kirchhoff's treatise "On the theory of light rays" (1882)
Title remainder
English translation, analysis and commentary
Statement of responsibility
editors, Klaus Hentschel (University of Stuttgart, Germany), Ning Yan Zhu (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"The 1882 paper by the mathematical physicist Gustav Robert Kirchhoff on diffraction theory is discussed to this day, but has never been translated into English. This volume contains the first English translation of the Kirchhoff treatise, as well as background and commentary on it. Included are a biographical introduction to Kirchhoff's life, an analysis of the reception to Kirchhoff's paper through the ages, a discussion on why Kirchhoff's theory manages to produce accurate predictions in spite of being "wrong", and views on the theory as well as its predecessor and subsequent developments. This anthology will make all English-speaking scientists, engineers, historians, and interested laymen aware of the great fecundity of Kirchhoff's though and historical context"--
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1824-1887
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Kirchhoff, G.
Dewey number
535.01
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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1824-1887
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  • Hentschel, Klaus
  • Zhu, Ning Yan
  • Kirchhoff, G.
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  • Kirchhoff, G.
  • Diffraction
  • Spectrum analysis
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Gustav Robert Kirchhoff's treatise "On the theory of light rays" (1882) : English translation, analysis and commentary, editors, Klaus Hentschel (University of Stuttgart, Germany), Ning Yan Zhu (University of Stuttgart, Germany), (electronic resource)
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Includes index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Biographical introduction / by Klaus Hentschel -- Commentary on Kirchhoff's theory of diffraction / by Ning Yan Zhu -- Gustav Robert Kirchhoff: On the theory of light rays -- Kirchhoff's theory for optical diffraction / by Jed Z. Buchwald & Chen-Pang Yeang -- Why Kirchhoff's approximation works / by Peter Vickers -- A brief bibliometric analysis / by Werner Marx
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ocn958863397
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1 online resource (pages cm)
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online
Isbn
9789813147157
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958863397
Label
Gustav Robert Kirchhoff's treatise "On the theory of light rays" (1882) : English translation, analysis and commentary, editors, Klaus Hentschel (University of Stuttgart, Germany), Ning Yan Zhu (University of Stuttgart, Germany), (electronic resource)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Biographical introduction / by Klaus Hentschel -- Commentary on Kirchhoff's theory of diffraction / by Ning Yan Zhu -- Gustav Robert Kirchhoff: On the theory of light rays -- Kirchhoff's theory for optical diffraction / by Jed Z. Buchwald & Chen-Pang Yeang -- Why Kirchhoff's approximation works / by Peter Vickers -- A brief bibliometric analysis / by Werner Marx
Control code
ocn958863397
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (pages cm)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789813147157
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)958863397

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