Heinrich Hertz's laboratory notes of 1887

  title={Heinrich Hertz's laboratory notes of 1887},
  author={Heinrich Hertz and Manuel Garc{\'i}a Doncel},
  journal={Archive for History of Exact Sciences},
L'A. publie les notes scientifiques de H. Hertz qui fit, en 1887, la decouverte des ondes electromagnetiques 

What Heinrich Hertz discovered about electric waves in 1887–1888

Among the most influential and well-known experiments of the 19th century was the generation and detection of electromagnetic radiation by Heinrich Hertz in 1887–1888, work that bears favorable

Heinrich Hertz — A Bibliography

The following bibliography is comprehensive but by no means complete.1 With the exception of selected works on and by Hertz’s teacher Helmholtz, each item in the bibliography relates directly, though

On Essential Incompleteness of Hertz’s Experiments on Propagation of Electromagnetic Interactions

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Didactical situations to treat Lorentz and Galileo transformations in theoretical physics

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On the process of Hertz's conversion to Hertzian waves

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Boltzmann's probability distribution of 1877

  • A. Bach
  • Physics
    Archive for History of Exact Sciences
  • 1990
In 1924 an outsider, S. N. Bose,1 surprised physicists with a new derivation of Planck's radiation law. This derivation, which immediately was used by Einstein2 to establish a theory of the ideal