Boltzmann, Ludwig 18441906
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Works:  457 works in 1,343 publications in 6 languages and 11,287 library holdings 

Genres:  Biography History Conference papers and proceedings Records and correspondence Popular works 
Roles:  Author, Editor, Honoree, Dedicatee, Other, Creator, Collector, Author of introduction 
Classifications:  QC16.B64, 530.092 
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Most widely held works about
Ludwig Boltzmann
 Ludwig Boltzmann : the man who trusted atoms by Carlo Cercignani( )
 Boltzmann's atom : the great debate that launched a revolution in physics by David Lindley( Book )
 Ludwig Boltzmann : man, physicist, philosopher by Engelbert Broda( Book )
 The Boltzmann equation: theory and applications by International Symposium 100 Years Boltzmann Equation( Book )
 Ludwig Boltzmann : his later life and philosophy, 19001906 by Ludwig Boltzmann( Book )
 La théorie physique au sens de Boltzmann et ses prolongements modernes by René Dugas( Book )
 Anxiety and the equation : understanding Boltzmann's Entropy by Eric Johnson( Book )
 Boltzmann's legacy by International Symposium "Boltzmann's Legacy"( Book )
 Phenomenalism, phenomenology, and the question of time : a comparative study of the theories of Mach, Husserl, and Boltzmann by Adam Berg( Book )
 Atoms, mechanics, and probability : Ludwig Boltzmann's statisticomechanical writingsan exegesis by Olivier Darrigol( Book )
 Festschrift Ludwig Boltzmann gewidmet zum sechzigsten geburtstage 20. februar 1904. Mit einem portrait, 101 abbildungen im text und 2 tafeln( Book )
 Ludwig Boltzmann (18441906) : zum hundertsten Todestag by I. M FasolBoltzmann( )
 Ludwig Boltzmanns Wege nach Berlin : ein Kapitel österreichischdeutscher Wissenschaftsbeziehungen by Herbert Hörz( Book )
 Ludwig Boltzmann : Altmeister der klassischen Physik, Wegbereiter der Quantenphysik und Evolutionstheorie by Wolfgang Stiller( Book )
 Au nom de la flèche du temps : le défi de Prigogine by Isabelle Stengers( Book )
 Versuch einer Begegnung : Mach gegen Boltzmann by Jürgen Kaizik( Book )
 Hochgeehrter Herr Professor! Innig geliebter Louis! : Ludwig Boltzmann, Henriette von Aigentler, Briefwechsel by Ludwig Boltzmann( Book )
 Leben und Briefe by Ludwig Boltzmann( Book )
 Voyage d'un professeur allemand en Eldorado : et autres écrits "populaires" by Ludwig Boltzmann( Book )
 Proceedings of the International Symposium on Ludwig Boltzmann : Rome, February 911, 1989 by International Symposium on Ludwig Boltzmann( Book )
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Ludwig Boltzmann
Lectures on gas theory by
Ludwig Boltzmann(
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79 editions published between 1896 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the great masterpieces of theoretical physics, this classic work contains a comprehensive exposition of the kinetic theory of gases that is still relevant today, nearly 100 years after its first publication. Although the modifications of quantum mechanics have rendered some parts of the work obsolete, many of the topics dealt with still yield to the classicalmechanics approach outlined by Boltzmann; moreover, a variety of problems in aerodynamics, nuclear reactors, and thermonuclear power generation are best solved by Boltzmann's famous transport equation. The work is divided into two
79 editions published between 1896 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the great masterpieces of theoretical physics, this classic work contains a comprehensive exposition of the kinetic theory of gases that is still relevant today, nearly 100 years after its first publication. Although the modifications of quantum mechanics have rendered some parts of the work obsolete, many of the topics dealt with still yield to the classicalmechanics approach outlined by Boltzmann; moreover, a variety of problems in aerodynamics, nuclear reactors, and thermonuclear power generation are best solved by Boltzmann's famous transport equation. The work is divided into two
Vorlesungen über Maxwells Theorie der Elektricität und des Lich tes by
Ludwig Boltzmann(
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39 editions published between 1891 and 1982 in German and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
39 editions published between 1891 and 1982 in German and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theoretical physics and philosophical problems : selected writings by
Ludwig Boltzmann(
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19 editions published in 1974 in English and German and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L. The work of Ludwig Boltzmann (18441906) consists of two kinds of writings: in the first part of his active life he devoted himself entirely to problems of physics, while in the second part he tried to find a philosoph 1 ical background for his activities in and around the natural sciences. Most scientists are much more aware of his creative work in physics than of his digressions on the meaning and structure of science. I think in the present case the reason is not so much that most scientists are usually almost entirely occupied with their trade, because Boltzmann's philosophical work is also concerned with the (natural) sciences. I rather believe that the quality and consistency of Boltzmann's purely scientific work is of a more appealing nature than his less structured considerations on human activity in science and in life in general. 2. I think that it may be appropriate for the readers of this anthology to say a few words on the main findings of Boltzmann in physics, since in the end their 'philosophical' inlpact has been larger than the effect of his later writings. Moreover some knowledge of his scientific achievements can be helpful for the understanding and appreciation of the essays printed in this book, which almost all stem from Boltzmann's philosophical period. Boltzmann was one of the main protagonists  at least in continental Europe  of atomistics for explaining the phenomena of physics
19 editions published in 1974 in English and German and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L. The work of Ludwig Boltzmann (18441906) consists of two kinds of writings: in the first part of his active life he devoted himself entirely to problems of physics, while in the second part he tried to find a philosoph 1 ical background for his activities in and around the natural sciences. Most scientists are much more aware of his creative work in physics than of his digressions on the meaning and structure of science. I think in the present case the reason is not so much that most scientists are usually almost entirely occupied with their trade, because Boltzmann's philosophical work is also concerned with the (natural) sciences. I rather believe that the quality and consistency of Boltzmann's purely scientific work is of a more appealing nature than his less structured considerations on human activity in science and in life in general. 2. I think that it may be appropriate for the readers of this anthology to say a few words on the main findings of Boltzmann in physics, since in the end their 'philosophical' inlpact has been larger than the effect of his later writings. Moreover some knowledge of his scientific achievements can be helpful for the understanding and appreciation of the essays printed in this book, which almost all stem from Boltzmann's philosophical period. Boltzmann was one of the main protagonists  at least in continental Europe  of atomistics for explaining the phenomena of physics
Populäre Schriften by
Ludwig Boltzmann(
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46 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Über die Methoden der theoretischen Physik (unwesentlich gekürzt) 1892. Der zweite Hauptsatz der mechanischen Wärmetheorie (gekürzt) 1886. Gustav Robert Kirchhoff (gekürzt) 1887. Über die Bedeutung von Theorien 1890. Josef Stefan (gekürzt) 1895. Ein Wort der Mathematik an die Energetik (gekürzt) 1896. Zur Energetik (gekürzt) 1896. Über die Unentbehrlichkeit der Atomistik in der Naturwissenschaft (gekürzt) 1897. Über die Frage nach der objektiven Existenz der Vorgänge in der unbelebten Natur (unwesentlich gekürzt) 1897. Über die Entwicklung der Methoden der theoretischen Physik in neue
46 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in German and Undetermined and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Über die Methoden der theoretischen Physik (unwesentlich gekürzt) 1892. Der zweite Hauptsatz der mechanischen Wärmetheorie (gekürzt) 1886. Gustav Robert Kirchhoff (gekürzt) 1887. Über die Bedeutung von Theorien 1890. Josef Stefan (gekürzt) 1895. Ein Wort der Mathematik an die Energetik (gekürzt) 1896. Zur Energetik (gekürzt) 1896. Über die Unentbehrlichkeit der Atomistik in der Naturwissenschaft (gekürzt) 1897. Über die Frage nach der objektiven Existenz der Vorgänge in der unbelebten Natur (unwesentlich gekürzt) 1897. Über die Entwicklung der Methoden der theoretischen Physik in neue
Ueber physikalische kraftlinien by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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18 editions published between 1898 and 1910 in 3 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
18 editions published between 1898 and 1910 in 3 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vorlesungen ueber die Principe der Mechanik by
Ludwig Boltzmann(
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12 editions published in 1976 in German and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
12 editions published in 1976 in German and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vorlesungen ueber die Principe der Mechanik by
Ludwig Boltzmann(
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33 editions published between 1897 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
33 editions published between 1897 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wissenschaftliche Abhandlungen by
Ludwig Boltzmann(
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17 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Austrian physicist Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann (18441906), educated at the University of Vienna, was appointed professor of mathematical physics at the University of Graz in 1869 at the age of only twentyfive. Boltzmann did important work in the fields of statistical mechanics and statistical thermodynamics; for instance, he contributed to the kinetic theory concerned with molecular speeds in gas. Boltzmann also promoted atomic theory, which at the time was still highly controversial. He was a member of the Imperial Austrian Academy of Sciences from 1885 and became a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1888. This threevolume work, prepared in 1909 by the physicist Fritz Hasenöhrl, one of Boltzmann's students, comprises all his academic publications from 1865 to 1905. Volume 2 contains work from 1875 to 1881 on the thermal conduction of gases, the mechanic theory of heat and its problems, and the friction of gas
17 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Austrian physicist Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann (18441906), educated at the University of Vienna, was appointed professor of mathematical physics at the University of Graz in 1869 at the age of only twentyfive. Boltzmann did important work in the fields of statistical mechanics and statistical thermodynamics; for instance, he contributed to the kinetic theory concerned with molecular speeds in gas. Boltzmann also promoted atomic theory, which at the time was still highly controversial. He was a member of the Imperial Austrian Academy of Sciences from 1885 and became a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1888. This threevolume work, prepared in 1909 by the physicist Fritz Hasenöhrl, one of Boltzmann's students, comprises all his academic publications from 1865 to 1905. Volume 2 contains work from 1875 to 1881 on the thermal conduction of gases, the mechanic theory of heat and its problems, and the friction of gas
Ueber Faraday's Kraftlinien by
James Clerk Maxwell(
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18 editions published between 1895 and 1913 in German and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
18 editions published between 1895 and 1913 in German and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wissenschaftliche Abhandlungen : im Auftrage und mit Unterstützung der Akademien der Wissenschaften zu Berlin, Göttingen,
Leipzig, München, Wien by
Ludwig Boltzmann(
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26 editions published between 1881 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
26 editions published between 1881 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wissenschaftliche Abhandlungen by
Ludwig Boltzmann(
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29 editions published between 1874 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
29 editions published between 1874 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gesammelte abhandlungen by
G Kirchhoff(
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11 editions published between 1882 and 1891 in German and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published between 1882 and 1891 in German and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Principien der Naturfilosofi = Lectures on natural philosophy, 19031906 by
Ludwig Boltzmann(
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11 editions published in 1990 in German and English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
11 editions published in 1990 in German and English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leçons sur la théorie des gaz by
Ludwig Boltzmann(
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25 editions published between 1902 and 2009 in French and Italian and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
25 editions published between 1902 and 2009 in French and Italian and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vorlesungen über die principe der mechanik by
Ludwig Boltzmann(
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28 editions published between 1897 and 1922 in German and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
28 editions published between 1897 and 1922 in German and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Über die Prinzipien der Mechanik : zwei akademische Antrittsreden by
Ludwig Boltzmann(
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18 editions published between 1903 and 2014 in German and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
18 editions published between 1903 and 2014 in German and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wissenschaftliche Abhandlungen by
Ludwig Boltzmann(
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23 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Austrian physicist Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann (1844–1906), educated at the University of Vienna, was appointed professor of mathematical physics at the University of Graz in 1869 at the age of only twentyfive. Boltzmann did important work in the fields of statistical mechanics and statistical thermodynamics; for instance, he contributed to the kinetic theory concerned with molecular speeds in gas. Boltzmann also promoted atomic theory, which at the time was still highly controversial. He was a member of the Imperial Austrian Academy of Sciences from 1885 and became a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1888. This threevolume work, prepared in 1909 by the physicist Fritz Hasenöhrl, one of Boltzmann's students, comprises all his academic publications from 1865 to 1905. Volume 1 contains papers from 1865 to 1874, including work on the movement of electricity, the theory of heat, and atoms in gases
23 editions published between 1909 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Austrian physicist Ludwig Eduard Boltzmann (1844–1906), educated at the University of Vienna, was appointed professor of mathematical physics at the University of Graz in 1869 at the age of only twentyfive. Boltzmann did important work in the fields of statistical mechanics and statistical thermodynamics; for instance, he contributed to the kinetic theory concerned with molecular speeds in gas. Boltzmann also promoted atomic theory, which at the time was still highly controversial. He was a member of the Imperial Austrian Academy of Sciences from 1885 and became a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1888. This threevolume work, prepared in 1909 by the physicist Fritz Hasenöhrl, one of Boltzmann's students, comprises all his academic publications from 1865 to 1905. Volume 1 contains papers from 1865 to 1874, including work on the movement of electricity, the theory of heat, and atoms in gases
Entropie und Wahrscheinlichkeit : (18721905) by
Ludwig Boltzmann(
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8 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
8 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leçons sur la théorie de gaz by
Ludwig Boltzmann(
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1 edition published in 1987 in French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1 edition published in 1987 in French and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ludwig Boltzmann : man, physicist, philosopher by
Engelbert Broda(
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4 editions published between 1955 and 1983 in German and English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
4 editions published between 1955 and 1983 in German and English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 Cercignani, Carlo Author Editor
 Lindley, David 1956 Author
 Broda, Engelbert Author
 Maxwell, James Clerk 18311879 Author
 Hasenöhrl, Fritz Other Author Editor Creator
 Gay, Larry
 Blackmore, John T. Author Editor
 Cohen, E. G. D. Editor
 Thirring, Walter E. 1927 Editor
 Kirchhoff, G. (Gustav) 18241887 Honoree Author
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Bol'cman, L.
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Bolʹcman, Ljudvig 18441906
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