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Helmholtz, Hermann von 1821-1894

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Works: 1,049 works in 3,008 publications in 6 languages and 29,825 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Popular works  Sources 
Roles: Author, Honoree, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Contributor, Correspondent, Translator
Classifications: ML3820, 781.1
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On the sensations of tone as a physiological basis for the theory of music by Hermann von Helmholtz( Book )

240 editions published between 1863 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The object of the present treatise is to show what the science of Physiological Acoustics has done, and can do, for the theory of music; to prove that musicians cannot get on without Acoustics; and to supply them with the necessary knowledge. This is accomplished by an experimental determination of the nature of the material with which musicians have to work, its constitution and its laws. The two first parts of this work are indispensable to all who would understand the nature of sound, how its various qualities of tone are distinguished by the ear, and how they react on each other when combined. While, therefore, they convey information which is of special importance to the physicist, the phonetist, and the musician, they are as well adapted for the purposes of general education. The third part is more strictly musical. It enters upon the history of the different kinds of music, and then, taking up the harmonies dependent on Octaves, Fifths, and Thirds, and their inversions and extensions, determines the proper method of tuning for producing their best results, that is, just intonation, and traces the effect of altering the positions of notes in a chord, the introduction and resolution of discords, the laws of progression of parts, and all those troublesome points on which ordinary treatises are prolific in rules, and, when not absolutely silent, scanty or inaccurate in explanation. This part is as necessary to musicians as grammar is to writers"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
(On the) conservation of force by Hermann von Helmholtz( )

92 editions published between 1847 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helmholtz's treatise on physiological optics by Hermann von Helmholtz( Book )

119 editions published between 1867 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Helmholtz' 'Popular Scientific Lectures' have spread his fame far and wide among educated people everywhere. While he was professor at Heidelberg and still a comparatively young man, nearly three-score years ago he composed the preface to the first edition of his monumental work on light and vision, in all their intricate and manifold relations to each other; and already considerably more than a decade has passed since the publication of the posthumous third edition of the Physiologische Optik which was brought up to date and greatly enlarged under the collaboration of Nagel, Gullstrant and v. Kries. Yet in all these years there has been no English translation of this great classical treatise; and unfortunately no similar work in English of any kind. It is interesting to note that both Young and Helmholtz, the two great pioneers in Physiological Optics, started on their careers in the medical profession, and each of them afterwards gained his greatest renown in Physics. Apart from its own intrinsic value, the treatise on Physiological Optics is a model of scientific method and logical procedure that has hardly ever been excelled in these respects"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved)
Ice and glaciers by Hermann von Helmholtz( )

in English and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific papers: physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology by Charles William Eliot( Book )

17 editions published between 1909 and 1996 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The treatises in this volume delivered by the fathers of their respective fields offer a glimpse into a time when the frontier of science could be revolutionized by one person. The 134 illustrations provide an interactive side to these instructional lectures
Popular lectures on scientific subjects by Hermann von Helmholtz( Book )

117 editions published between 1873 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The favour with which the first series of Professor Helmholtz's Lectures has been received would justify, if a justification were needed, the publication of the present volume. I have to express my acknowledgments to Professor G. Croome Robertson, the editor, and to Messrs. Macmillan, the publishers of 'Mind,' for permission to use a translation of the paper on the 'Axioms of Modern Geometry' which appeared in that journal. The article on 'Academic Freedom in German Universities' contains some statements respecting the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge to which exception has been taken. These statements were a fair representation of the impression produced on the mind of a foreigner by a state of things which no longer exists in those Universities, at least to the same extent. The reform in the University system, which may be said to date from the year 1854, has brought about so many alterations both in the form and in the spirit of the regulations, that older members of the University have been known to speak of the place as so changed that they could scarcely recognise it. Hence, in respect of this article, I have availed myself of the liberty granted by Professor Helmholtz, and have altogether omitted some passages, and have slightly modified others, which would convey an erroneous impression of the present state of things. I have also on these points consulted members of the University on whose judgment I think I can rely. In other articles, where the matter is of prime importance, I have been anxious faithfully to reproduce the original; nor have I in any such cases allowed a regard for form to interfere with the plain duty of exactly rendering the author's meaning"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Epistemological writings : the Paul Hertz/Moritz Schlick centenary edition of 1921 with notes and commentary by the editors by Hermann von Helmholtz( Book )

26 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correlation and conservation of forces a series of expositions by Edward Livingston Youmans( Book )

32 editions published between 1865 and 1995 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular scientific lectures by Hermann von Helmholtz( Book )

23 editions published between 1881 and 1966 in 3 languages and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected writings of Hermann von Helmholtz by Hermann von Helmholtz( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zwei hydrodynamische abhandlungen by Hermann von Helmholtz( Book )

18 editions published between 1896 and 1953 in German and Russian and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wissenschaftliche Abhandlungen by Hermann von Helmholtz( Book )

32 editions published between 1882 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vorträge und reden by Hermann von Helmholtz( Book )

41 editions published between 1876 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vorlesungen über die Dynamik Discreter Messenpunkte by Hermann von Helmholtz( Book )

18 editions published between 1898 and 1911 in German and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The principles of mechanics, presented in a new form by Heinrich Hertz( Book )

15 editions published between 1899 and 2008 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Populäre wissenschaftliche Vorträge by Hermann von Helmholtz( Book )

39 editions published between 1865 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Über die Erhaltung der Kraft eine physikalischen Abhandlung : vorgetragen in der Sitzung der physikalischen Gesellschaft zu Berlin am 23sten Juli 1847 by Hermann von Helmholtz( Book )

14 editions published between 1847 and 1967 in German and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vorlesungen über theoretische Physik by Hermann von Helmholtz( Book )

37 editions published between 1897 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschreibung eines Augenspiegels zur Untersuchung der Netzhaut im lebenden Auge by Hermann von Helmholtz( Book )

21 editions published between 1851 and 1977 in German and English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Fragmente aus den Naturwissenschaften by John Tyndall( )

5 editions published in 1874 in German and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Fon-Gelʹmgolʹtt︠s︡, German 1821-1894

Gel'mgol'c, G.

Gelʹmgolʹc, G. 1821-1894

Gelʹmgolʹc, German Ljudvig Ferdinand 1821-1894

Gelʹmgolʹtc, German fon- 1821-1894

Gelʹmgolʹt︠s︡, German Li︠u︡dvig Ferdinand 1821-1894

Gelmgolts, German Ludvig Ferdinand 1821-1894

Gelʹmgolʹtt︠s︡, German fon- 1821-1894

Helmholtz.

Helmholtz 1821-1894 M.

Helmholtz, Arminius 1821-1894

Helmholtz, Arminius Ludovicus Ferdinandus 1821-1894

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Helmholtz, H. 1821-1894

Helmholtz, H. (Hermann), 1821-1894.

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Helmholtz, M. (Hermann), 1821-1894.

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Гельмгольц, Г 1821-1984

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English (499)

French (31)

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Helmholtz's treatise on physiological opticsPopular lectures on scientific subjectsEpistemological writings : the Paul Hertz/Moritz Schlick centenary edition of 1921 with notes and commentary by the editorsThe correlation and conservation of forces a series of expositionsThe principles of mechanics, presented in a new formHelmholtz from enlightenment to neuroscienceThe determinate world Kant and Helmholtz on the physical meaning of geometry