By Edmund T. Whittaker
Designated, arguable, and regularly brought up, this survey bargains hugely particular debts about the improvement of rules and theories in regards to the nature of electrical energy and house (aether). effortlessly available to normal readers in addition to highschool scholars, academics, and undergraduates, it contains a lot details unavailable elsewhere.
This single-volume version includes either The Classical Theories and the trendy Theories, which have been initially released individually. the 1st quantity covers the theories of classical physics from the age of the Greek philosophers to the overdue nineteenth century. the second one quantity chronicles discoveries that ended in the advances of contemporary physics, targeting particular relativity, quantum theories, basic relativity, matrix mechanics, and wave mechanics. famous historian of technology I. Bernard Cohen, who reviewed those books for Scientific American, saw, "I comprehend of no different historical past of electrical energy that is as sound as Whittaker's. All those that have came upon stimulation from his works will learn this informative and exact historical past with curiosity and profit."
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49 The achievements of Indian researchers did not silence the critics of scientific and technical instruction for the colonized, but they stiffened the resolve 24 Science, Medicine and Cultural Imperialism of those British officials and educators who argued against racial determinism and for the advancement of Indians in these fields. In winning British support and laying the basis for Indian-run institutions, scientists such as Ray and Bose helped to sustain and build upon the initiatives taken by the Evangelical-Utilitarian reformers in the middle of the century.
7. Anthony Barker, The African Link: British Attitudes towards the Negro in the Era of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1550-1807 (London, 1978) pp. 157-77. 8. Charles Grant, 'Observations on the State of Society among the Asiatic Subjects of Great Britain ... ', Parliamentary Papers, 1832, East India Company (8) 'Report from Committee', vol. I, pp. 61-2, 66, 68, 118, 151. 9. , pp. 20-2, 31-5, 62-3. 10. On the importance of the sciences in missionary educational initiatives in this period, see William Carey, Joshua Marshman, and William Ward, College for the Instruction of Asiatic Christian and Other Youth in Eastern Literature and European Science (London, 1819) esp.
2, 1840-59 (Calcutta, 1922) extracts 6 and 10; Duff, New Era, pp. 38, 40; and George Campbell, Modern India (London, 1852) pp. 59-60. 39. Wilkinson, 'On the Use of the Siddhantas in the Work of Native Education', Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 3413 (1834), pp. 504-19; and A Brief Note on the Opinions of the Late Mr. Lancelot Wilkinson (London, 1853), pp. 7-10. 40. J. R. Covin, 'Note on Education', in Government of India, Selections from Educational Records, pt. 1, 1781-1839 (Calcutta, 1920) pp.
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