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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (4): 460–489.
Published: 01 September 2016
... in a cultural exchange among themselves and with the general public to explain and understand the mechanisms and possibilities of the new technology. This created a new arena for discussions on the existence of the ether at a time when highly esoteric physics (mainly relativity, but also quantum physics) had...
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (3): 313–359.
Published: 01 June 2016
... transmission from the 1870s to the 1920s illuminates the ways in which the continuity of knowledge is possible across these discontinuities. KEY WORDS: optics, optical dispersion, ether, electromagnetism, quantum physics, Bohr s atomic model, Ladenburg, continuity and discontinuity of knowledge, resonance...