Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Le Potentiel Thermodynamique et ses Applications à la Mécanique Chimique et à l'Étude des Phénomènes Électriques. P. Duhem.
Le Potentiel Thermodynamique et ses Applications à la Mécanique Chimique et à l'Étude des Phénomènes Électriques
Le Potentiel Thermodynamique et ses Applications à la Mécanique Chimique et à l'Étude des Phénomènes Électriques

Le Potentiel Thermodynamique et ses Applications à la Mécanique Chimique et à l'Étude des Phénomènes Électriques

Paris: A. Hermann, 1886. First edition. Paperback. Quarto. [2], XI, [1], 247, [1]pp. Uncut. Contemporary blind wrappers, with handwritten title on front cover. Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem (1861-1916) was a French physicist, mathematician, historian and philosopher of science, best known for his writings on the indeterminacy of experimental criteria and on scientific development in the Middle Ages. Duhem also made major contributions to the science of his day, particularly in the fields of hydrodynamics, elasticity, and thermodynamics. One of the turning points in Duhem's career occurred during academic year 1884–85, while he was only a third-year student. Duhem presented a thesis in physics for his doctorate. The thesis, on thermodynamic potential, "Le potentiel thermodynamique et ses applications à la mécanique chimique et à l'étude des phénomènes électriques," was rejected by a panel composed of three scholars: the physicist Gabriel Lippmann and the mathematicians Charles Hermite and Emile Picard. The panel, chaired by Lippmann, seems to have made a political decision. The prestigious French scientific publisher, Hermann, published this version of the thesis the following year (1886). Wrappers sunned on spine and along edges. Upper corners bumped, thus slightly affecting pages throughout. Text in French. Wrappers in overall fair to good-, interior in good+ condition. g. Item #37311

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